Posted on January 14, 2015 in Caregiving TipsBeat the winter blues by creating an imaginary world in a terrarium that is an easy-to-care-for and charming decoration.
Blog: Hospice Views - January 2015
Posted on January 12, 2015 in Hospice EducationAs our company prepares to transition to a new electronic medical records system, I was reviewing our care plan format with the developers and became a bit nostalgic. I remembered back (way back) in nursing school, sitting for hours and hours at my kitchen table, with a cup of hot coffee, sheets of legal-size paper, a pencil sharpener and a box of colored pencils. I was developing a “masterpiece” care plan (or so I thought) only to have my nursing instructor destroy it because I failed to comprehensively include the primary care physician (PCP) in the planning.
Posted on January 11, 2015 in Happiness ProjectOn the day we honor Dr. King, Crossroads Hospice invites residents in its service areas to embody his spirit of service. Volunteering just a little time and creative energy can make a world of difference for hospice patients.
Posted on January 8, 2015 in Happiness ProjectMemphis is known for great things like Elvis, BBQ and the Blues. When we talk about Memphis at Crossroads Hospice, we add one more great thing to that list: The Annual Nursing Home Olympics. The Nursing Home Olympics invites residents from dozens of area facilities to compete in a variety of fitness events.
Posted on January 1, 2015As a healthcare professional, the best, most compassionate support we can give to families who are losing a loved one is to provide them with honest information and options -- as early as possible. That way, they’re as prepared for the loss of a loved one as they are when they welcome new life. For 2015, we have three resolutions for healthcare professionals that can do just that.
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