Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - 2018

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What is a For-Profit Hospice?

When selecting a hospice care provider, patients and their families have a lot of factors to consider. Some of these factors have a profound impact on the patient’s care.
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Community Resources for Family Caregivers

Caregiving is more than just lending a helping hand. Sometimes, caregivers are the only form of mental and physical support to those facing a life-limiting illness or health complication. Other times, caregiving is simply picking up a prescription for a neighbor in need. Are you a caregiver?
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Do Not Resuscitate Tattoo: Is There a Better Way?

As a seasoned nurse, I have had the opportunity to witness profound changes in society and within healthcare itself. Some are very positive, some not so positive. In this world of robust information, patients are becoming more informed and educated. Adapting and finding new ways of taking control of one’s health has dramatically impacted how to manage healthcare and ensure our self-determination is honored. However, as with most things, there is the potential for unforeseen fallout.
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Will Hospice Discontinue My Prescription Medications?

When a patient begins receiving hospice care, a medication review is one of the first things we do at Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care. This review ensures that the patient is receiving the very best combination of medication for their current needs and goals.
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