Posted on May 31, 2017 in Coping with GriefSimply put, a legacy video is a short personal documentary that family and friends make in an effort to highlight a loved one's stories and accomplishments. Not only does this act as a device that family and friends can use to aide in the grieving process, but it also helps to preserve the legacy of an individual approaching end of life.
Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - May 2017
Posted on May 25, 2017 in Hospice EducationDexamethasone, often referred to by the brand name Decadron, is a corticosteroid medication used to treat inflammation. Dexamethasone use in hospice is administered to treat a variety of symptoms at end of life.
Posted on May 24, 2017 in Coping with GriefOne of the most difficult things a parent could ever have to do is share their terminal diagnosis with their child. No matter what the age, children depend on their parents to provide a sense of stability in their lives. Learning that a parent is dying is difficult even for adults, but it can be especially devastating for younger children. A few simple “dos” and “don’ts” in communicating this unfortunate reality can help to support children through terminal illness.
Posted on May 18, 2017 in Hospice EducationFor many terminally ill individuals, there is a strong desire to die at home with their family. Hospice transitioning from the hospital to home offers patients and their families the support needed to manage symptoms in the home. Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care works with the hospital staff and primary care physicians to make the hospice transition easy for the family.
Posted on May 17, 2017 in Crossroads NewsAt least once a year, Americans take a moment to thank local peace officers for all they do in terms of community involvement – keeping us safe, protecting homes and businesses, and coming to the aid of citizens who are in need of assistance.
Posted on May 16, 2017 in Dementia CraftsSharing a meal together is a beautiful part of family life. Unfortunately, when someone in the family has Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia, mealtime can be difficult. Matriarchs who delighted in cooking may no longer be able to prepare meals independently and, as dementia becomes more severe, they may even forget when and how to eat altogether.