Posted on March 31, 2016 in Real Heroes Wear Dog TagsWhen Vietnam Veterans returned home from serving their country, they didn’t get a hero’s welcome. There were no parades. No celebrations. Instead they were often met with insults and protests. 50 years later, the Department of Defense is looking to change that with “Welcome Home” events nationwide. Crossroads Hospice was accepted into the program and named a 50th Anniversary Commemoration Partner.
Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - March 2016
Posted on March 30, 2016 in Gift of a DayKenneth Rogers entered the United States Army in 1943 and served our country for 20 years. For his Gift of a Day, his wanted to see the planes he used to fly once more. On March 29, 2016, the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, he got his wish with a visit to the Whiteman Air Force Base.
Posted on March 29, 2016 in Caregiving TipsEven when a death is expected, it can be difficult to prepare for the actual moment of death. Our role at Crossroads Hospice is to support the family through this time. "It's our privilege to care for these patients and their families, and each one is unique," says Daniela O'Neil, Crossroads Hospice Assistant Clinical Director. "We honor their wishes and go by what they need."
Posted on March 28, 2016At Crossroads Hospice, we know social workers have superpowers. They are fantastically flexible, immediately intuitive, prodigious problem solvers and terrifically tenacious, never letting go until they’ve found a solution.
Posted on March 19, 2016Social workers are a dedicated lot. At Crossroads Hospice, we see that every day both in our own social workers and in the many social workers we come into contact with at hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and in our patients’ homes. They are the doers and the fixers; the connectors that make care go more smoothly, help families connect and focus on the big picture of a patient’s life while executing on the details.
Posted on March 16, 2016 in Gift of a Day95-year-old Marion Roberts has a special love for horses. She received her first pony at age 7, and then went on to become a trick rider in the rodeo as a teenager.