Posted on December 14, 2016 in Caregiving TipsThe popularity of cremation continues to rise in the United States. According to the Cremation Association of North America, the cremation rate in the United States continued its rise in 2015 with 48.6% of all families choosing cremation over a traditional burial.
Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - 2016
Posted on December 14, 2016You'll hear the familiar song in church or as you walk through the mall this holiday season singing "tidings of comfort and joy." These words take on new meaning for those living with a life-limiting illness this holiday season. Give patients the gift of comfort by setting up a consultation with Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care and help them experience less stress and more quality time with the people they love.
Posted on December 12, 2016 in Caregiving TipsHolidays can be a bittersweet time for families dealing with dementia. At a time when most families are gathering together to celebrate their holiday traditions, families caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia are struggling with the pressures of caring for someone who is slowly fading away.
Posted on December 9, 2016 in Caregiving TipsCaregivers come in all shapes and sizes. They might be a son or daughter caring for an aging parent. They might be a spouse nursing their partner through a challenging illness. They could be a mother or father caring for a sick child. They could even be a devoted friend.
Posted on December 8, 2016 in Caregiving TipsWhether it's a food allergy, a medical condition or simply a personal preference, it can be a challenge to navigate dietary restrictions and holidays meals for guests and hosts alike. Everyone wants to enjoy the holiday festivities, and you can with a little consideration and pre-planning on both sides.
Posted on December 7, 2016 in Caregiving Tips“There’s no place like home for the holidays.” One would be hard pressed to find something truer said. Regardless of background, this time of year is typically best spent gathering with loved ones, appreciating each other’s company and generally spreading a positive spirit amongst yourself and those around you.