Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - 2018

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What Do End-of-Life Wishes Mean to You?

One 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.
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Hospice Volunteer Stories: Robert D’Angelo

Crossroads 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.
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Picking a Fight with God: The Positives of Anger

“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.
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Introducing Dr. Timothy Ihrig

Ever 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.
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Make Your Healthcare Wishes Known

Tragedy 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.
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