Posted on June 30, 2016 in Palliative CareCongestive heart failure (CHF) is the leading cause of hospital admissions nationwide for adults 65 and older. What’s even worse is many of the patients return to the hospital within 30 days of their original stay.
Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - June 2016
Posted on June 20, 2016 in Dementia CraftsThe Fourth of July holiday is a time for patriotic events like picnics, parades and fireworks. Planning appropriate activities for a loved one with dementia will help keep family traditions alive in a way that is enjoyable for everyone.
Posted on June 19, 2016 in Gift of a DayWhen we talk about honoring great dads on Father’s Day, it’s men like Mark Sperry that we want to celebrate. In April we asked him about how he would spend one perfect day, and there was only one thing he wanted: a celebration with his twin granddaughters.
Posted on June 18, 2016 in Caregiving TipsEveryone knows that July 4th is America’s birthday – the day set aside to celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence; the day when American colonists threw off their oppressive British royal shackles to create a new nation where “all men are created equal.”
Posted on June 16, 2016 in Palliative CareSummer’s heat can be a challenge for anyone, but for those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) the increased humidity can exacerbate symptoms and make it even harder to catch their breath. Palliative care can provide additional support to home COPD patients, preventing trips to the emergency room.
Posted on June 13, 2016 in Gift of a DayCrossroads Hospice & Palliative Care patient Dale Edwards loves roller coasters and wanted to spend his Gift of a Day getting a “rush” from all the rides. A trip to Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, MO was the perfect outing for this thrill seeker.