Posted on October 1, 2014 in Hospice EducationOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness month. It’s the time of year when city buildings turn their top lights pink; when fountains are dyed so they bubble pink foam; when football players don pink gloves and cleats every Sunday.
Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - 2014
Posted on September 30, 2014 in Crossroads NewsDr. Robert Burns was approached by Crossroads Hospice as the company opened its Memphis facility in the late ‘90s, with the hope that he would become the site’s first medical director. Based on his work as an internist geriatrician at local nursing homes and the recommendation of an administrator, Crossroads was confident that he would be the best fit as the site grew.
Posted on September 25, 2014 in Happiness ProjectAs a minister's daughter, and as a child, Wanda Kerstetter would go with her father to visit sick members of their congregation. She learned early on, “It’s just nice to be able to help someone.”
Posted on September 22, 2014 in Hospice EducationTonight, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams join Adam Levine and Blake Shelton on the new season of The Voice. They’re hunting for the best singers in the country, but here at Crossroads Hospice, we will be cheering for just one voice: James David Carter.
Posted on September 20, 2014 in Crossroads News
Dementia is a devastating symptom that slowly makes a person fade away, little by little. Having a loved one with dementia is a difficult adjustment.As a caregiver, you’re challenged with keeping a loved one with dementia stimulated, socially engaged and happy with life. A simple craft can grab your loved one’s attention and keep them engaged. Plus, studies have shown that cognitive stimulation can actually slow the decline of dementia in early stages.
Posted on September 18, 2014 in Hospice EducationHospice care delivers many benefits to terminally ill patients and their families, helping people manage the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of end-of-life planning. Unfortunately many patients are referred to hospice service late in the disease process. Some are referred so late they cannot fully realize the full positive impact hospice is known to have on physical and emotional comfort and overall quality of life.