Posted on May 29, 2016 in Gift of a DayHarry S. Truman was the 33rd President of the United States, and Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care patient Neil Sammon declared him as his "favorite president." For his Gift Of A Day, he wanted to tour the Truman Library and the City Of Independence where Truman had lived.
Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - May 2016
Posted on May 27, 2016 in Real Heroes Wear Dog TagsOn Memorial Day, Crossroads Hospice remembers the brave men and women who have lost their lives while serving our country in the armed forces. However, the words "Never Forget" take on new meaning for the families of Veterans living with dementia.
Posted on May 20, 2016 in Happiness ProjectCrossroads Hospice & Palliative Care seeks compassionate volunteers to provide comfort, companionship and a helping hand to terminally-ill patients and their families. Crossroads welcomes student volunteers who are 16 years or older to donate time to hospice volunteering.
Posted on May 19, 2016 in Gift of a DayNothing makes ninety-year-old Rose Lamb smile like a visit from a friendly pooch. Even though Rose receives regular visits from a volunteer dog, her family requested that a dog be included in her Gift of a Day, so they could enjoy it with her.
Posted on May 18, 2016 in Hospice EducationHow close is too close when it comes to getting to know your patients? According to Lauren Maxwell, a Clinical Director for Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care in Oklahoma City, the line can sometimes get a bit blurry since Crossroads nurses are, of course, always trying to provide the best possible care for their patients, as their hospice nurse duties advise they do.
Posted on May 17, 2016 in Dementia CraftsTwenty percent of those with dementia suffer from sundowning. This condition increases confusion, anxiety and agitation late in the day. Studies have shown that more active days — sunlight-filled days — can help reduce symptoms. This Suncatcher Craft is an engaging activity for dementia patients that will remind you to spend more time in the sun.