Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - 2018

Main Image

Why Do People Choose Hospice?

When we ask families why they’re calling us, we often hear it’s because a doctor told them there was nothing left to do. Too often, we hear this when their loved one has just days left to live. Even more often, we hear that families didn’t realize their loved one could have taken advantage of hospice services earlier.
Main Image

Managing Swelling and Edema at End of Life

Edema is the abnormal buildup of fluid in the body. Congestive heart failure, cancer, and liver, kidney, or thyroid disease can cause this fluid to build-up in the lungs, stomach, or extremities. Certain medications or eating a diet high in salt can also cause edema or exasperate the condition. Proper edema management can help to control this condition.
Main Image

Easter Egg Bunny: Activities for Dementia Patients

Living with dementia can be a very lonely experience. Individuals with dementia tend to stop pursuing regular activities and pastimes due to memory or mobility issues or because they lack the confidence to leave their homes out of fear of becoming lost, confused, or stigmatized.
Main Image

Everything Your Hospice Team Needs to Know

Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care comes to the patient whether they are in a nursing home, assisted living facility, or his or her own home. This allows the patient to remain where they are most comfortable while a team of hospice professionals supports the care being provided by family or facility caregivers.
MORE Great Content
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21