Posted on February 8, 2017 in Hospice EducationIn any facet of life we ask ourselves “when.” When to leave, when to meet, when to stop, when to start, and, of course, when to let go. That last of these being the most difficult of all.
Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - 2017
Posted on February 7, 2017 in Dementia CraftsHearts are overflowing with messages of love in February. When you’re caring for a loved one with dementia, relationships with spouses, parents, or other family members may change – but the love is still there.
Posted on February 6, 2017 in Caregiving TipsThe symptoms of congestive heart failure can sneak up on you. The tiredness, shortness of breath, and cough feel like a bad cold that you just can’t shake. Then one night, the coughing becomes too much. You’re gasping for breath and your family is rushing you to the ER where you get the news that this is no ordinary cold. You have congestive heart failure.
Posted on February 5, 2017 in Gift of a DayCrossroads Hospice patient Filomena Dechellis loves musicals and plays but she hasn’t been to see a show in person in quite some time.
Posted on February 3, 2017 in Gift of a DayCrossroads Hospice patient Larry Walker has loved German Shepherds ever since he was a little boy and had one of his own for a pet. As Larry grew up, he came to admire them even more because of the way police K-9 units were able to train them to assist in police work – capturing and restraining perpetrators, sniffing out narcotics, protecting their human colleagues and citizens from violent attacks, and more.
Posted on February 2, 2017 in Caregiving TipsWith the fresh smell of 2017 looming, it’s not uncommon to reflect upon the kind of legacy the year prior has left behind. For one thing, American society lost a number of its beloved celebrities – people who touched hearts with both their lives and their art. It was one of the most prolific years in recent memory for celebrity deaths; with people like Prince, David Bowie, and Muhammad Ali all passing on.