Posted on November 16, 2016 in Hospice EducationThe numbers are sobering. Two out of every three cigarette smokers will die from the habit – from cancer, heart disease or other smoke-related illnesses. The CDC states that the life expectancy for smokers is at least 10 years shorter than for nonsmokers. But once you’re already sick, does it really matter if you still smoke?
Blog: Hospice Views - 2016
Posted on November 15, 2016 in Real Heroes Wear Dog TagsLinzy Laughhunn is a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force, serving as Wing Chaplain for the 192nd Fighter Wing at Langley Air Force Base. Last week, he joined Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care to perform Veteran Recognition Ceremonies for Veterans in long-term-care facilities in the St. Louis area. Each ceremony was incredibly moving. He shared a few of his experiences with us.
Posted on November 11, 2016There’s an old adage that says to truly understand someone, you have to walk in his shoes. That’s why Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care makes a special effort to recruit volunteers for hospice who have served in the military.
Posted on November 10, 2016 in Caregiving TipsI was binge watching some medical TV drama shows this weekend; time after time, a medical emergency would occur, and the nurse or doctor would swoop in and save the patient. This makes for great TV. Even as a nurse of 26 years, watching medical dramas is fun and entertaining.
Posted on November 9, 2016 in Palliative Care"Last November, I got really sick," patient Ed Burkholder begins. That’s an understatement. Suffering from pneumonia and sepsis, he ended up in the ICU.