Posted on February 19, 2017 in Gift of a DayCrossroads Hospice patient Beverly Howell has been a fitness enthusiast all her life. At the tender age of 94, she knows that staying active is one of the best ways to keep feeling and looking your best.
Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - 2017
Posted on February 17, 2017 in Caregiving TipsIf a person is in a situation that has them asking “when is hospice called?” the answer is likely now. Studies continue to show that many terminally ill patients are not referred to hospice until the final week of life. This delay means that both patients and caregivers struggle to control symptoms and pain on their own. Meanwhile, help is just a phone call away.
Posted on February 16, 2017 in Caregiving TipsCongestive heart failure is one of the most common reasons for hospital admissions for senior citizens. In fact, over 5 million adults in the United States experience heart failure.
Posted on February 15, 2017 in Caregiving TipsAccording to the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP report Caregiving in the U.S., approximately 43.5 million Americans will provide unpaid care to an adult or child this year. These family caregivers are performing a wide range of caregiving tasks. Everything from running errands and food preparation to assistance with eating, dressing, walking, and personal care to administering medication and clinical care, they are doing.
Posted on February 14, 2017 in Gift of a DayRalph Dye is 91 years old and he has been a Shriner for the past 40 years. He is the oldest living member of his lodge.
Posted on February 9, 2017I recently made a chaplain visit to a patient “transitioning.” Her husband of several years sat close by holding her hand. He looked to me and said, “Dave, at times like this, there is nothing to say.”