Posted on June 5, 2018 in Crossroads NewsFor those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, every day is the longest day. Each year on the summer solstice, the Alzheimer’s Association holds The Longest Day events around the world from sunrise to sunset to fundraise and honor individuals and their caregivers who are facing this disease.
Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - 2018
Posted on June 4, 2018 in Caregiving Tips“It is not length of life, but depth of life that matters.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Coming to terms with a serious illness diagnosis can be difficult.
Posted on May 30, 2018 in Hospice EducationIn recent years, there have been a number of powerful documentaries taking a look at end-of-life decisions. The most recent is End Game by filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman of Telling Pictures. Running just 40 minutes, End Game had its world premiere at the celebrated Sundance Film Festival and launched on Netflix this month.
Posted on May 25, 2018 in Gift of a DayTrue love is forever – and when our Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care patient Donald Henke expressed a wish to marry his longtime girlfriend Karen Slabaugh for his Gift of a Day, the whole community jumped in to make it a perfect day.
Posted on May 23, 2018 in Hospice EducationNo one in the healthcare arena can escape the legal and regulatory pitfalls we encounter today while trying to provide care to our patients. Ensuring they understand the care being provided is more essential now than ever. Not only does it protect healthcare professionals and healthcare organizations, but – primarily and most importantly – it protects the patient.
Posted on May 23, 2018 in Coping with GriefThere’s a lot of talk these days about going green. We recycle more. We try to protect and preserve green spaces. When you combine these growing environmental concerns with a growing desire to include more personal touches in funeral arrangements, it is no surprise that many people are look to the option of a green burial.