Posted on October 4, 2017 in Real Heroes Wear Dog TagsJust as every Veteran’s oversea experience varies, so does their transition back to home life. As families of returning Veterans, it is critical we understand there is no clear-cut and universal method in welcoming back our loved ones.
Blog: Hospice Views - 2017
Posted on October 3, 2017 in Palliative CareOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It's hard to miss with even the White House turning pink. It's been a very successful awareness campaign – except with all that pink, it's easy to overlook that men get breast cancer, too. In fact, over 2,600 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year alone.
Posted on September 28, 2017 in Real Heroes Wear Dog TagsRejoining civilian life after serving in the military for any length of time can be both daunting and challenging for our Veterans. The help of family and friends is vital for their success in transitioning back to normalcy.
Posted on September 27, 2017 in Hospice EducationDeciding when a loved one is ready for a hospice referral can be a trying time for family members. There can often be great reluctance – even denial – to accept the fact that a loved one is dying.
Posted on September 23, 2017 in Gift of a DayCrossroads Hospice & Palliative Care patient Richard Carpenter is a huge Ohio State football fan. You could say he bleeds scarlet and grey – the colors of his cherished Buckeyes.
Posted on September 21, 2017 in Caregiving TipsIs dying painful? It’s a question many people have when considering their own death or the death of a loved one. Whether or not a patient will have pain at the time of death depends on a number of circumstances including their diagnosis and whether they are receiving proper pain management. Ensuring that patients do not have a painful death is one of the core tenets of Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care.