Posted on June 21, 2017 in Hospice Education“It is a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together.” When I read this quote, it reminds me of the staff at Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care and how wonderful my experience as a hospice social work intern has been with them thus far. But before I dive into detail about my hospice internship experience, let’s start with the basics.
Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - 2017
Posted on June 15, 2017 in Hospice EducationHospice aides have a truly unique calling to serve. In a patient’s final weeks, days, and hours, it is the hospice aide who spends the most time with the patient. They provide personal care including bathing, dressing, and grooming. These hardworking and compassionate individuals provide this care with a focus on maintaining patient dignity.
Posted on June 14, 2017 in Hospice EducationSome of the most memorable post-World War II images involve Americans joyfully celebrating the end of the war. Who can forget the famous shot of the “Kissing Sailor” and the anonymous nurse celebrating the end of the war in Times Square? Or the ticker tape parades welcoming the troops home from Europe and the Pacific?
Posted on June 9, 2017 in Dementia CraftsSummer dehydration is a concern at any age, but when an individual has Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia, additional precautions must be taken to ensure that they stay hydrated.
Posted on June 9, 2017 in Gift of a DayDonald Starcher joined the Navy during World War II at age 15, hiding his true age from recruiters. Now 87 years old, this proud Veteran, wanted to visit the National World War I Museum in Kansas City, MO for his Gift of a Day.
Posted on June 8, 2017 in Caregiving TipsMillennials – the common name for babies of the 80’s and 90’s – are perhaps best known for their carefree spirits and ambition in seeking adventure. These young people are often found challenging their own mortality in a variety of ways: intense workouts, exotic travel, the consumption of junk food and other substances. You name it. So what happens when this happy-go-lucky sensibility backfires, taking a turn for the worse?