Posted on May 8, 2016 in Gift of a DayIt's a bittersweet Mother's Day for the Kennedy family in Kansas City, MO. Their mother Wilma is currently a patient with Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care. Dealing with a dying parent can be an emotional time, but this family is using their time together to celebrate all that their mother has done for them.
Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - 2016
Posted on May 7, 2016 in Coping with GriefEvery May, many people face Mother’s Day having a deceased mom. The day can be difficult for some people. Sharing messages and stories can help change this holiday from a time of grieving to one of warm remembrance.
Posted on May 6, 2016Volunteer Susie Curtis and little Pomeranian Twinkie are on a mission. Susie had been living in St. Louis and working as a teacher when she found out her mother needed to go into a nursing home. Susie quit her job and moved to New York to spend the remainder of her mom's life taking care of her. About five years ago, Susie's mother passed away from dementia.
Posted on May 4, 2016 in Gift of a DayPatient Carole Rehagen was an opera singer who loved to share her talents until Parkinson’s Disease robbed her of her voice. For her Gift of a Day, her Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care team arranged for an opera singer to perform for her.
Posted on May 2, 2016 in Gift of a DayOnce a dancer, always a dancer. There are Pinterest pages, websites and blogs with this title. There’s even a whole set of memes. But long before the phrase was a hashtag, LauraBell Hess was a dancer. In the 1930s and ‘40s, Hess trained and danced ballet professionally.
Posted on May 1, 2016 in Hospice EducationWith scrubs instead of capes and stethoscopes as their weapons of choice, superhero nurses are fighting for good health every day. Thankfully, there are a lot of them to help in times of need. Nursing is the largest healthcare profession in the United States – with more than 3 million registered nurses nationwide