Posted on June 28, 2013 in Real Heroes Wear Dog TagsIt’s estimated that over 22 millionpeople have served in the United States’ military. That’s 22 millionfamilies directly impacted by wars and political agendas. Millions of husbands, wives and children expected to continue with normal lives, during and after a loved one’s deployment or service.
Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - June 2013
Posted on June 27, 2013 in Crossroads NewsOn Memorial Day, we pause as a company and as a country to honor the military men and women who have sacrificed everything to protect our freedom.
Posted on June 26, 2013 in Caregiving TipsRecently, a colleague of mine was at a community health fair where HIV testing was being offered and a mother and her 13-year-old daughter both took an HIV test. My colleague asked the mother why she was having her daughter take the test. She responded that while, to her knowledge, her daughter was not sexually active, she wanted her to be in the habit of getting tested as a part of her routine health care as she moved into adulthood.
Posted on June 24, 2013 in Hospice EducationAmyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. ALS causes severe muscle weakness, leading to paralysis and the loss of the ability to speak, eat, cough and breathe.
Posted on June 21, 2013 in Real Heroes Wear Dog Tags“We need to remind people, that the real heroes wear dog tags…” said Chaplain Scalf, Crossroads Hospice, Akron-Canton, OH. It is a powerful truth.
Posted on June 16, 2013 in Crossroads NewsFather’s Day is a time for us to honor our dads and celebrate their influence on our lives. We often show our appreciation through special tributes to their loving support. Crossroads Hospice recently honored a “Papa” of another kind with a remarkable gift that resulted in a night to remember for one beloved musician.