Posted on May 14, 2014 in Hospice EducationThe day my dad was rushed to the hospital with a ruptured aortic aneurysm, I was 14 years old. I was in eighth grade. I got to see him before the surgery and the doctors said it was an “easy fix.”
Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - 2014
Posted on May 9, 2014 in Hospice EducationA black-and-white photo of the Delaware River in New Hope, Pennsylvania, creates a spark of recognition for Mary, an Alzheimer’s patient who lived her entire life in the picturesque town. She begins to tell a story about a childhood swim.
Posted on May 3, 2014
When it comes to referring patients to hospice, there are many gray areas.There are, however, explicit black-and-white requirements for hospice admission...
Posted on May 2, 2014 in Hospice EducationPrentiss Moody is the type of man who never gives up. The 62 year-old hospice patient has been diagnosed with cancer, a disease he fights day in and day out with everything he’s got. When Crossroads Hospice asked him how he would spend his perfect day, he did not think about how he might use it on himself. He decided, instead, to take the opportunity to help others like him.
Posted on April 30, 2014 in Crossroads NewsCrossroads Hospice wouldn’t be able to provide the services and programs it does if it weren’t for the selfless, dedicated volunteers who support its work every day. In fact, the hospice industry is required by Medicare to have five percent of its operating hours conducted by volunteers. That’s why people like Veronica Evans are such valuable members of the Crossroads team.
Posted on April 29, 2014Hospice can be a tremendously comforting and transforming presence in a terminally ill person’s life — and in the lives of those who accompany them on the journey. But sometimes misperceptions about the “H” word — its role and purpose — may delay, or even prevent, a person and their loved ones from experiencing its many benefits.