Posted on August 12, 2015 in Real Heroes Wear Dog TagsAny Veteran can tell you about the difficulties that come along with transition from service to civilian life, but Crossroads Hospice Chaplain and Veteran Chad Vickers will tell you that the truth is, it’s different for everyone.
Blog: Hospice Views - August 2015
Posted on August 10, 2015 in Hospice EducationThis blog series is about various customs and practices that someone involved in end-of-life care might encounter. Now we look at the Jewish faith. The three largest Jewish denominations are Orthodox, Conservative and Reform. There are numerous smaller ones, too. This blog post isn’t exhaustive and doesn’t try to explain Judaism as a whole. As with all religions, it is impossible to do that in a brief format. Instead, I’d like to touch on some ideas and practices you may encounter with Jewish patients and families.
Posted on August 8, 2015 in Caregiving TipsVaccinations are a key piece of preventing the spread of infectious disease — in children AND adults — including those over 65. In fact, some are more important for seniors than anyone else.
Posted on August 6, 2015 in Dementia CraftsNo visit with the grandparents is complete without hard candy. This easy-to-make Turtle Candy Dish is a perfect place to stash treats for the grandkids — and a few for you!
Posted on August 4, 2015 in Gift of a DayJames Strange put on dress shoes and shirt and then his tan sports jacket. The Crossroads Hospice patient was going for a jaunt in a restored 1936 Auburn cabriolet and he wanted to look as stylish as the vintage automobile he would soon be riding in.
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