Posted on January 21, 2016 in Caregiving TipsIt’s not uncommon to think about end-of-life eating and visualize the presence of some sort of feeding tube. The truth is, the presence of that feeding tube isn’t always so common. Deciding on whether or not to use a feeding tube is a huge decision for a family or caregiver to make and it’s not a simple black-and-white choice. The decision process takes time.
Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - 2016
Posted on January 20, 2016 in Hospice EducationBeing an educated consumer of healthcare is not only beneficial, it’s becoming more and more critical to living a happy and healthy life. Knowing what services are available and knowing when it is time to consider those services is the first step in taking your healthcare into your own hands.
Posted on January 15, 2016 in Caregiving TipsNineteenth century poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once said, “Music is the universal language of mankind.” Crossroads Hospice Chaplain David Heineman shares this philosophy: “It touches the soul in many different ways,” he says. “Music is the universal language.”
Posted on January 13, 2016 in Crossroads NewsFour years ago, Crossroads Hospice met the Charpie family. At age 45, Jerry Charpie, a Missouri state football record holder and wrestling supporter, was diagnosed with cancer and he passed away eight short weeks later. His wife Tammy had already gone through her own battle with cancer, and following Jerry’s death, she suffered a heart attack.
Posted on January 12, 2016 in Caregiving TipsCOPD. Advanced kidney disease. Congestive heart failure. Advanced diabetes with complications. Stage IV cancer with terminal pain issues. If you or a loved one has one of these or other serious, chronic disease, palliative care is an option you should know about.
Posted on January 10, 2016 in Happiness Project