Posted on January 30, 2015 in Gift of a DayDarlene Hanson wasn't sure where she was going when Crossroads Hospice helped arrange an outing with two of her best friends.
Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - January 2015
Posted on January 29, 2015 in Caregiving TipsFew things are as powerful as the bond between brothers and sisters. The connection can often seem unbreakable, until tested by tragedy. Without a doubt, when a child loses a sibling, it can prove a very difficult journey.
Posted on January 28, 2015 in Caring More AwardsImagine dedicating your career to some of the most difficult moments in a person’s life. Being the one to guide patients through painful treatments, to explain to family members what it means to deal with a terminal disease, to visit the community and advocate for the underserved. That means making a decision to care more, every day, without expecting a reward.
Posted on January 27, 2015 in Happiness ProjectWhen staff and volunteers are introduced to hospice, they learn the root for the word hospice is hospitium, which is Latin for an inn or lodging. It’s the same root as hospitality. And it’s clear why: the comfort of home -- and compassion -- are what makes a great hospice staff or volunteer.
Posted on January 22, 2015 in Hospice Education“Never put me in one of those nursing homes.” These words haunt caregivers – adult children, spouses, partners, close friends – across the country. But when your parent struggles to find their way to the kitchen, you may be facing the question, “When is it not okay to leave my loved one at home alone anymore?”
Posted on January 21, 2015 in Gift of a DayFred Marschel never felt more alive than when he was soaring through the air in his plane....To give Marschel the “Gift of a Day,” his care team in Kansas City worked closely with his daughter and pilot friends at the Lee’s Summit Airport to arrange a private flight over his hometown.