Posted on August 25, 2015 in Crossroads NewsAs Crossroad Hospice approaches it's twentieth anniversary, we asked twenty people one question: What is the one thing you wish people knew about hospice? The responses came from all across our community including: nurses, social workers, office staff, volunteers, patients, and family members. One question. Twenty answers. One common refrain: hospice isn't really about dying.
Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - August 2015
Posted on August 23, 2015 in Crossroads NewsCrossroads Hospice considers it a privilege to serve our patients and their families. The cards and letters we receive always warm our hearts. We share this one with permission from the authors.
Posted on August 21, 2015 in Hospice EducationFinding success or your big break later in life is more common than you may believe. On Senior Citizens Day, we recognize all of the contributions that senior citizens make in communities across the nation.
Posted on August 19, 2015 in Caregiving TipsAs a patient on hospice, or the caregiver of a patient on hospice, you may have been provided with a “kit.” Each hospice will use a different title or name for the kit and the medications in these kits will vary by hospice. In some cases, this kit may vary based on the condition or disease that you or your loved one has. At Crossroads Hospice, we call this an Emergency Symptom Kit, better known as an E-Kit.
Posted on August 17, 2015 in Message from the FounderCommitment, Conviction, Compassion. The three Cs. That is what Crossroads Hospice is all about—and whenever faced with adversity or a challenging situation, we consult the three Cs. There’s a story that Perry Farmer, Founder and Owner of Crossroads, likes to tell that really encapsulates each of the three Cs in one.
Posted on August 15, 2015 in Hospice EducationThis blog series is about various customs and practices that someone involved in end-of-life care might encounter. Last time, we looked at Jewish rituals and traditions when caring for the sick and elderly in end-of-life stages. Here, we look at Jewish after-death traditions.