Posted on June 19, 2016 in Gift of a DayWhen we talk about honoring great dads on Father’s Day, it’s men like Mark Sperry that we want to celebrate. In April we asked him about how he would spend one perfect day, and there was only one thing he wanted: a celebration with his twin granddaughters.
Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - 2016
Posted on June 18, 2016 in Caregiving TipsEveryone knows that July 4th is America’s birthday – the day set aside to celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence; the day when American colonists threw off their oppressive British royal shackles to create a new nation where “all men are created equal.”
Posted on June 16, 2016Summer’s heat can be a challenge for anyone, but for those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) the increased humidity can exacerbate symptoms and make it even harder to catch their breath. Palliative care can provide additional support to home COPD patients, preventing trips to the emergency room.
Posted on June 13, 2016 in Gift of a DayCrossroads Hospice & Palliative Care patient Dale Edwards loves roller coasters and wanted to spend his Gift of a Day getting a “rush” from all the rides. A trip to Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, MO was the perfect outing for this thrill seeker.
Posted on June 9, 2016 in Caregiving TipsPerhaps no caregiving situation can be more challenging than doing so for a loved one with dementia. Communicating with dementia patients can be difficult, and even more so when it’s your mother, father, grandparent or someone else close to you who doesn’t even remember your name in a particular moment.
Posted on June 7, 2016 in Gift of a Day“Dorothy and I talk a lot about her family and her life,” says Joyce. “I knew that she had worked at the Peabody Hotel back in the 1950s and early 1960s as a housekeeper and later as an elevator operator. We thought, ‘What would be more fun than to come back to a place you worked as the guest of honor?’”