Posted on March 19, 2017 in Gift of a DayElda Dotson had a simple wish for her Gift of a Day - a 70th birthday kiss from none other than country music star Blake Shelton. Okay, maybe that's not so simple, but we decided to give it our best. At the very least, Elda would see a great show.
Blog: Hospice Views - March 2017
Posted on March 17, 2017 in Gift of a DayThe luck of the Irish has always been with Elizabeth Saxon. All four of Elizabeth's children were Irish dancers when they were young . Her son Rick was even a national qualifier.
Posted on March 16, 2017 in Hospice EducationThis week, March 13th through 19th, Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care proudly supports Brain Awareness Week – a global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. Every March, this campaign unites the efforts of partner organizations worldwide in a celebration of the brain for people of all ages.
Posted on March 15, 2017 in Hospice EducationA hospice social worker is an indispensable member of a great hospice care team. One thing for certain about a day in the life of one is that nothing is ever going to go the same as it did the day before.
Posted on March 9, 2017 in Caregiving TipsEnd-stage kidney disease, also called renal disease, occurs when the kidneys are so badly damaged that the patient cannot survive without dialysis or a kidney transplant. When a patient chooses to end dialysis treatments, Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care provides supportive care to keep the patient comfortable and control end-stage kidney failure symptoms.
Posted on March 8, 2017 in Hospice EducationWhen people envision healthcare at end of life, they typically think of the nurses and aides providing physical care such as checking vital signs, administering medication, and bathing. While those actions are vitally important, in hospice care, the whole patient is treated. This means giving equal attention to the patient’s emotional and spiritual needs.