Posted on May 28, 2015 in Hospice Education“One of the things I’ve always noticed and been inspired by has been the appropriate timing and use of humor with patients and families.” Ron Davis has been working as a Support Services Director at Crossroads Hospice for a little over two years now, and he says that humor and laughter, in his experience, have always been the best antidotes in the grieving process.
Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - May 2015
Posted on May 26, 2015 in Hospice EducationThere is a growing awareness about the need for primary care providers, patients and families to discuss the range of options that are available when it becomes clear a patient is not going to recover from an illness or condition.
Posted on May 25, 2015 in Real Heroes Wear Dog Tags“We need to remind people, that the real heroes wear dog tags…” said Chaplain Scalf, Crossroads Hospice, Akron-Canton, OH.
Posted on May 23, 2015 in Caregiving TipsAround this time last year, Amyotrophic Laterals Sclerosis (ALS) grabbed headlines because of a viral social media fundraiser for the disease: the Ice Bucket Challenge. The challenge filled social media timelines with videos of ice buckets being dumped on friends, family and celebrities in support of ALS patients and the ALS Association.
Posted on May 20, 2015 in Caregiving TipsWe plan for retirement with IRAs and 401(k) plans. We plan for after our deaths with funeral arrangements and a life insurance policy. But what about the time in-between?
Posted on May 13, 2015 in Caregiving TipsYou know the saying... April showers bring May flowers. Now you can bring the beauty of May flowers to a loved one with dementia with this May Flowers Basket. This project is an easy dementia craft to get your loved one -- and your home -- ready for the spring and summer seasons.