Posted on August 16, 2016 in Caregiving TipsFamily history has always been important. Births and deaths carefully recorded in family Bibles. Intricate family trees traced across generations.
Blog: Hospice Views - 2016
Posted on August 10, 2016 in Dementia CraftsShort-term memory loss is often cited as the first warning sign of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. As the disease progresses, more and more memories may be lost including the names and faces of the people the individual loves most.
Posted on August 4, 2016 in Coping with GriefEventually, a person is likely to deal with loss. A person reading this, on the Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care blog, is presumably even more likely. Dealing with loss is simply a part of life. It can be confusing, scary and lonely. Experiencing those feelings is experiencing grief.
Posted on August 3, 2016 in Coping with GriefToday, nearly everyone is on Facebook — our children, parents and even some of our grandparents. Here’s an interesting statistic about the popular social media platform: With over one billion users, approximately 10 thousand of them pass away every day. Over its first eight years, over 30 million Facebook users have passed away. In another 100 years, that number will increase to 500 million.
Posted on August 1, 2016 in Hospice EducationWhen an individual suffers a loss and doesn't know where to turn, bereavement coordinators are the quiet superheroes providing comfort, education and support.
Posted on July 28, 2016 in Real Heroes Wear Dog TagsOne out of every four hospice patients in the United States is a Veteran. These military Veterans have unique experiences and perspectives and, as patients of Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care, we work with them and their families to create an equally unique plan of care for each of them.