Posted on April 20, 2018 in Dementia CraftsAfter all of the cold, snowy, and dark days of winter, the brighter days of spring are a burst of light for the soul. This is as true for those living with Alzheimer’s as it is for the rest of us.
Blog: Hospice Views - 2018
Posted on April 19, 2018 in Gift of a DayOne of the most beloved programs at Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care is our Gift of a Day program. Inspired by Jim Stovall’s book, The Ultimate Gift, we ask our patients, “If you had one perfect day, what would it look like?” Based on their answer, our team works to bring these hospice ultimate gifts to life as a Gift of a Day.
Posted on April 18, 2018Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care volunteers donate their time and talents to improving the lives of terminally ill patients. They come from a wide range of experience, backgrounds and age groups. They volunteer in a variety of ways from office work to visiting patients to helping with special events.
Posted on April 12, 2018 in Spiritual Care“She will throw you out!” warned the nurse as I arrived to make my initial visit. As a hospice chaplain, I encounter many terminal patients who have spiritual pain. Gratefully, I was not thrown out of Mrs. Hope Deferred’s room, but she did shake her fist as I introduced myself. Not at me, but at “her God” whom she thought sent me. Her husband welcomed care for his dying wife and as the visit continued, I not only began to connect with Hope, more importantly, I started to understand her.
Posted on April 11, 2018Ever since its founding more than 20 years ago, Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care has been committed to being at the forefront of the hospice care industry – to continually shape the way end-of-life care is viewed and administered.
Posted on April 8, 2018 in Caregiving TipsTragedy can strike at any time. Completing an advance directive is one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your family to ensure your healthcare and end-of-life wishes are met.