Posted on July 27, 2016 in Caregiving TipsHospice admission can sometimes present a bag of mixed emotions for a patient and their family. Does it mean you’ve reached the end of the road? Not necessarily. Is it the beginning of a more comfortable experience? Almost always.
Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - 2016
Posted on July 23, 2016 in Gift of a DayAnthony Amato is a big fan of parrots and used to own several of the colorful birds. He trained them to speak and perform tricks so when his Crossroads Volunteer Patty Landwehr arranged for a visit from a fine feathered friend for his Gift of a Day, he was flying high!
Posted on July 20, 2016There’s been countless research on palliative care that effectively documents the benefit of its early integration in the cancer treatment process. This type of care improves outcomes such as the patient satisfaction rate, symptom management, nausea and vomiting improvement, and overall pain management for cancer patients.
Posted on July 19, 2016 in Real Heroes Wear Dog TagsIt’s a fact that the demographic of American Veterans is getting older overall. After all, less than 1 percent of Americans actually serve in the military today. Regardless, half a million Veterans will be in need of end-of-life care each year for the next five years.
Posted on July 17, 2016 in Gift of a DayThe Gift of a Day is one of our signature programs at Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care. We try to give every patient one perfect day. These days are always very special for the patient and their families. Unfortunately, it is the nature of hospice, that not all Gift of a Day events go as planned.
Posted on July 14, 2016Everyday, members of our Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care Team don green and head out to support our patients. The desire to serve the sickest in our community is a profound calling, but for some of our team members it is a continuation of a lifetime of service that started with the U.S. military.