Posted on March 15, 2016 in Dementia CraftsCelebrated in the song by Irving Berlin, the Easter bonnet is part of the tradition of wearing new clothes at Easter. During hard economic times like the Great Depression, a new Easter bonnet was a luxury for families who were struggling.
Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - March 2016
Posted on March 14, 2016 in Coping with GriefWhen many of us think of a home funeral, we picture the traditional Irish Wake where the deceased is laid out in a room in their home, and family gathers to celebrate their life. In the U.S., this old tradition of home funerals is regaining popularity.
Posted on March 13, 2016 in Gift of a DayPatient Thephayonh “Lee” Promsenmuong has been a Sporting Kansas City fan since the team started in 1996. He loved attending their matches and frequently joined the KC Cauldron pregame tailgates. When we approached him about what his perfect day would be, he told us it would be attending one more Sporting KC match.
Posted on March 9, 2016 in Hospice EducationOne of the principal challenges of being a social worker is “meeting patients and families where they are.”
Posted on March 9, 2016 in Gift of a DayOur Gift of a Day program is designed to give patients one perfect day. Those days are as varied as the patients we serve.
Posted on March 8, 2016 in Gift of a DayHerbert Bahr is a man who remembers his happiest times in terms of others. A patient of Crossroads Hospice in Dayton, Herbert, 89, told Crossroads social worker Stephanie Jackson that the best time of his life was in the early days of Walt Disney World® in Florida, where he worked as a supervisor-foreman on the landscaping crew.