Posted on October 29, 2015 in Caregiving Tips“Most people are never in a hospital operating theater or a court room – but they have watched ER or Law and Order,” says Dr. David Gudelunas, professor of Media Studies at Fairfield University. “Television gives us experiences we have never had before. It is certainly a gateway to human experience.”
Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - October 2015
Posted on October 27, 2015 in Caregiving TipsAll the feelings of fall are in the air, and that’s a sure sign that Halloween is right around the corner. The holiday isn’t just for kids, though--your older loved ones can unleash their creativity and dress up to participate in the festivities as well. Here are eight ideas for fun, senior-friendly Halloween costumes.
Posted on October 20, 2015 in Hospice EducationThe Culture Connection blog series covers various customs and practices that someone involved in end-of-life care might encounter. Last time, we looked at Islam and end-of-life traditions. Today we look at Islam after-death traditions.
Posted on October 13, 2015 in Hospice EducationThe fundamental belief for Muslims is the oneness of God and belief in Muhammad as the last Prophet of God. Islam is built on five pillars: Declaration of Faith, Prayer, Fasting (for the entire month of Ramadan, from dawn to dusk), Charity and Pilgrimage to Mecca (site of the Holy Sanctuary built by Abraham).
Posted on October 11, 2015 in Crossroads NewsCrossroads Hospice continues our 20th Anniversary celebrations this week with Indoor Tailgate Parties. We welcome healthcare professionals to join us for networking and nosh and learn more about how our expert team can help yours.
Posted on October 10, 2015 in Hospice EducationToday is World Hospice and Palliative Care Day – a day of action to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care around the world. This year’s theme is Hidden Lives/Hidden Patients, which focuses on patients living in unique conditions that often struggle with access to palliative care including children, the LGBT community, soldiers and those in rural areas.