Posted on September 20, 2017 in Caregiving TipsWhen you ask Americans what they want at end of life, over 70% of them will tell you they want to die at home with their families. Yet, nearly half of all Americans end up dying in a hospital. While some hospitalizations are unavoidable, many families do not realize they can respect their loved one’s wish to remain at home with the support of hospice care.
Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - 2017
Posted on September 11, 2017 in Real Heroes Wear Dog TagsOn Friday, September 15th, Americans across the nation will observe National POW/MIA Recognition Day. Traditionally this is a day to pay special recognition to the service and sacrifice of U.S. military Veterans who were Prisoners of War or listed as Missing in Action.
Posted on September 11, 2017 in Hospice Education“Family isn’t always blood, it’s the people in your life who want you in theirs: the ones who accept you for who you are, the ones who would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what.” – Maya Angelou
Posted on September 7, 2017 in Hospice EducationWhen faced with a serious illness, patients are accustomed to seeking out the support of a specialist. Facing heart disease, patients want a well-trained cardiologist by their side. When diagnosing a particular type of cancer, a primary care physician will refer their patient to an oncologist with expertise in that area. For terminally ill patients, Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care is the comfort care specialist patients need to control pain and other end-of-life symptoms.
Posted on September 2, 2017 in Gift of a DayNavy Veteran Samuel Northway served in World War II and then spent 23 years serving with the US Air Force Reserves.
Posted on September 1, 2017As the entire country celebrates Labor Day, we want to take a moment to recognize the dedicated, compassionate, and hardworking members of the Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care team.