Posted on September 30, 2013 in Crossroads NewsFrank Ives has fond memories of blowing off steam with his friends at the shooting range. The 93-year-old Westchester resident developed his knowledge of guns while serving as a radio operator in the Air Force and kept up this passion in his civilian life by becoming an avid collector of firearms. Unfortunately, it has been several months since he has been able to indulge in his favorite pastime.
Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - September 2013
Posted on September 28, 2013 in Crossroads NewsChoosing a hospice provider is one of the hardest decisions you’ll ever have to make. Every patient’s needs are different—physically, emotionally, spiritually and pragmatically.
Posted on September 25, 2013 in Crossroads NewsAfter 28 years as a radiologist, Dr. Walter George believed he’d reached the peak in his specialty. As a board-certified private practice physician, he had served as department chairman of four area hospitals. When a major medical system purchased his hospital of residence in 2010, he found himself searching for a change.
Posted on September 22, 2013 in Hospice EducationTrue or false: Falls are the leading cause ofinjury-related visits to emergency departments.
Posted on September 15, 2013 in Crossroads NewsWe expect the time between birth and death to be long. We expect that living takes place until a person is old and has lived many moments that are warm and rich. We expect that a life will be full of special firsts: the first day of school, the first date, a first kiss, marriage, children, grandchildren. We expect death will come only after a full measure of life has been lived. We forget the very young can and do die. Or perhaps we refuse to think of something so painful. The truth is that the time between birth and death can be short.