Posted on January 19, 2017 in Caregiving TipsNearly 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year – yes, senior women included. Each January, Cervical Health Awareness Month opens the year by spreading information about the disease, including some of the things women can do to avoid getting it.
Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - 2017
Posted on January 11, 2017 in Gift of a DayCrossroads Hospice & Palliative Care patient Elizabeth Welch has loved the music of Frank Sinatra ever since she was a young woman. The romantic songs that bobby soxers swooned to back in the day still bring back fond memories for her.
Posted on January 11, 2017 in Dementia CraftsAs winter’s cold increases, patches of ice grow along with the safety concerns for those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Crafts and other fun indoor activities are a great way to pass the time and avoid some of winter’s more serious risks.
Posted on January 11, 2017Deciding which hospice program is the best option to help care for a family member or loved one can be a very daunting and emotional challenge. How do you begin to make such a decision? What are the key questions one should ask in comparing hospice programs? How can a consumer determine how one hospice measures up against another?
Posted on January 10, 2017Earlier this year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) instituted a new set of quality measures designed to help consumers compare different providers while doing hospice care research. The goal is to increase the level of transparency in regard to the quality of care provided by Medicare certified hospice agencies throughout the nation. At Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care, we welcome this development.
Posted on January 3, 2017 in Hospice EducationMedicare provides coverage to more than 55 million Americans. It is the cornerstone of healthcare insurance for people age 65 and older, people with disabilities under age 65, and those suffering from end-stage renal disease. Each year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) make changes to the plan. Medicare recipients should be aware of three new changes to Medicare in 2017.