Posted on February 1, 2018 in Hospice EducationWith February being American Heart Month, the connection between heart disease and hospice carries a much greater sense of urgency. All the better, some say. Several recent studies have begun to cast light on what many medical professionals – particularly those in the field of palliative care – view as a perplexing problem. That problem is the perception that cardiologists are more likely than other specialists to avoid recommending hospice and palliative care for their patients.
Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - 2018
Posted on January 31, 2018 in Caregiving TipsWhen an individual is nearing their final days, terminal restlessness is a common symptom. Terminal restlessness (sometimes called terminal agitation) includes anxiety, agitation and confusion. These signs are more intense than simple mood changes and can be very troubling for family members.
Posted on January 25, 2018 in Hospice EducationHere at Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care, we strive to be a source of the utmost comfort and care for those approaching end of life. In addition to that, on the Crossroads Family Caregiver Blog, we strive to be a source of information for those wanting to educate themselves on the end-of-life experience and how hospice and palliative care can help to guide a person through it.
Posted on January 24, 2018 in Hospice EducationI became my mom’s hospice. We didn’t go through a company or anything. I basically got her home, got her all situated, put her on a nice schedule, I did it all. I became the nurse, but not the daughter.
Posted on January 18, 2018 in Dementia CraftsThe cold, dark days of winter can be tough for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. Proper precautions and a bit of planning can keep your loved one feeling safe and secure all winter long.
Posted on January 17, 2018 in Hospice EducationSince January 1, 2016, Medicare has reimbursed physicians for time spent engaged in conversations with their patients about advance care planning and their end-of-life wishes. How successful has the effort been? In many ways, it depends on who you ask.