Posted on September 7, 2016 in Hospice EducationHaldol has received the label of a “bad” drug, but the World Health Organization has deemed it one of 20 essential medications in end-of-life care. It is the drug of choice in hospice for the treatment of terminal agitation and delirium.
Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - 2016
Posted on September 1, 2016 in Caregiving TipsA patient’s medicine cabinet is one of the most important parts of their hospice and/or palliative care experience. In it lies the palliative care medications that both relieve them of their symptoms and lead to the comfort and care that is the ultimate goal of their treatment.
Posted on August 31, 2016Growing up with a brother with special needs was both a challenge and a blessing to me. While I was often a reluctant caregiver, this experience taught me how to identify and face grief and loss as a necessary part of life.
Posted on August 26, 2016 in Gift of a DayThere's a reason they say "all dogs go to heaven" - because the joy they bring our patients is a true blessing. Recently, Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care created a special dog-themed Gift of a Day event for 93-year-old Ruth Ledwith.
Posted on August 25, 2016 in Coping with GriefNot too long ago a little boy named Ben died of an aggressive brain tumor. Ben’s mom, also mother to his identical twin brother and younger sisters, blogged about Ben and the family; about hope and grief. Blue4Ben became a trending topic, the city of Buffalo lit the Peace Bridge blue (the color Ben wore to distinguish him from his brother, Jack), and prayer chains ensued.
Posted on August 18, 2016 in Coping with GriefDepression is a serious disease. Grief is part of the human condition. Let’s give each the appropriate care and treatment.