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.
Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - January 2016
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
Posted on January 8, 2016 in Gift of a DayIt was my first Gift of a Day as a nurse case manager at Crossroads Hospice, and I was thrilled to be taking Curtis Bryant and his family to see the St. Louis Cardinals play the Cincinnati Reds, complete with access to the UMB Champions Club.