Posted on November 11, 2016There’s an old adage that says to truly understand someone, you have to walk in his shoes. That’s why Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care makes a special effort to recruit volunteers for hospice who have served in the military.
Blog: Hospice Views - November 2016
Posted on November 10, 2016 in Caregiving TipsI was binge watching some medical TV drama shows this weekend; time after time, a medical emergency would occur, and the nurse or doctor would swoop in and save the patient. This makes for great TV. Even as a nurse of 26 years, watching medical dramas is fun and entertaining.
Posted on November 9, 2016 in Palliative Care"Last November, I got really sick," patient Ed Burkholder begins. That’s an understatement. Suffering from pneumonia and sepsis, he ended up in the ICU.
Posted on November 7, 2016 in Real Heroes Wear Dog TagsAt Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care, every day is Veterans Day. Throughout the year, we recognize the sacrifices that the men and women of the United States armed forces have made to defend our nation.
Posted on November 4, 2016As a social worker who specializes in palliative care, I am always looking for the next best thing to offer patients who are living with a chronic and potentially life-limiting illness. Those resources surround the goals of managing or limiting symptoms, providing support and helping individuals live the fullest and highest quality lives possible. Most people associate the treatment of symptoms with medication and keeping someone comfortable. This may very well be the case for many illnesses, and their related symptoms, but I recently had my whole perspective turned upside down in regard to treating symptoms of one particular chronic illness: Parkinson’s disease.