Posted on April 26, 2017 in Caregiving TipsContinuous Care for terminally ill patients is one of four types of hospice care covered by the Medicare Hospice Benefit. This round-the-clock level of care is provided in the home for brief periods of time when the patient is experiencing a crisis. It is designed to honor a patient’s wish to remain at home by providing the care needed to control the patient’s symptoms and alleviate the crisis.
Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - April 2017
Posted on April 26, 2017Hospice volunteers add immeasurable happiness to patients’ lives. They also allow family caregivers to take much needed breaks. But ask any volunteer and they’ll almost certainly say that they are getting more out of the experience than they could ever give.
Posted on April 20, 2017 in Caregiving TipsA loved one’s terminal diagnosis is one of the most difficult things a family will ever experience. In addition to the emotional toll it takes, as the loved one declines, they often require additional support and care.
Posted on April 19, 2017 in Caregiving TipsHospice care provides a team of healthcare professionals to care for terminally ill patients, both supporting the efforts of family caregivers and providing essential services. Yet, many families do not use hospice care or simply wait until it is too late. This is largely due to a number of common hospice myths and misconceptions.
Posted on April 13, 2017 in Caregiving TipsWhen a person becomes unable to make his or her own decisions due to health, injury, or any other forms of unfortunate circumstances, a power of attorney can be put into place to help their loved ones make important decisions on their behalf.
Posted on April 12, 2017 in Gift of a Day“We’re just like all the other hospice volunteers,” Sharon Doll says. In some ways, that’s true. Sharon and Jack Doll are part of the Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care volunteer team, also known as Ultimate Givers. They regularly visit hospice patients, engaging them in conversation and companionship.