Posted on April 5, 2018 in Crossroads NewsConsumers who may be exploring hospice care for a family member or loved one in Missouri have a range of resources to help them understand their rights and available options.
Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - 2018
Posted on April 5, 2018 in Caregiving TipsWhen you hear the term “hospice care,” dozens of questions might pop into your head. What is it? Who is eligible? How does hospice work? With so many questions, there are so many corresponding answers.
Posted on April 4, 2018 in Caregiving TipsParkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that causes dopamine levels to drop. When most people think about the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, they picture tremors, muscle stiffness, slow movement, and loss of balance. These symptoms are present in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease.
Posted on April 3, 2018 in Gift of a DayCrossroads Hospice & Palliative Care patient Mary McMahon, 92, has been a fan of Big Band and Swing music since she was young. During World War II, on almost a weekly basis, she and her girlfriends would hop a streetcar to downtown Cleveland and head for the old Palace Theater to see the newest acts. She’s seen some of the biggest – Glen Miller, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman. In fact, she says one of the biggest moments in her life was the time she received tap dance lessons from Gene Kelly!
Posted on March 29, 2018Lewis and Clark had nothing on today’s healthcare consumer. The labyrinth that is the modern U.S. healthcare system can be every bit as challenging and impenetrable as the early wilderness the intrepid explorers traversed.
Posted on March 28, 2018 in Caregiving TipsWhile figures vary geographically, the average cost of a funeral in the United States is now close to $11,000. This includes services at the funeral home, burial in a cemetery, and the installation of a headstone. These costs can create added shock and financial hardship for grieving families at an already emotionally difficult time. Burial insurance is a type of life insurance designed to help cover these costs.