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Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - May 2014


A Support to All: Pam Henderson Nurses Patients, Families and Staff

We are happy to announce Pam Henderson as the winner of the inaugural PJ Storley Memorial Nursing Recognition Award. PJ was a woman of strong character who dedicated her life as a registered nurse for Crossroads Hospice in Oklahoma City. She worked holidays, weekends, on call, and after hours. She would do any job that needed to be done. She loved her family, her friends, and her patients. Sadly, PJ died in March 2014 after a short terminal illness. Last May, PJ herself won the Staff Spotlight award and it is fitting that Pam Henderson receive the first award named in PJ’s memory. PJ was an inspiration to us all. To read PJ’s story, visit:


Ten Years of Giving Back

As a young girl in junior choir, Lucy Haddock would sing at nursing homes. As she got older and had children of her own, she took them to visit nursing homes, too.

I always had a calling toward older people and thought I’d like to volunteer in that area when my kids were older,” says Lucy. Ten years ago, that opportunity presented itself in a newspaper blurb about a new hospice in the Atlanta area that was looking for volunteers. Lucy called the number and has been volunteering with Crossroads Hospice ever since.

Ultimate Gift Brings Patient a World of Music

Blind herself, Beatrice Pfeiffer dedicated her adult life to teaching the piano to others who cannot see. She loved to show her students that a whole world could exist through music, one that they could enjoy without seeing the instrument in front of them.

How Teens Grieve

The 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.”

Volunteer Makes a Connection Through Old Photos

A 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.