Posted on October 4, 2018 in Palliative Care“[Hospice] is about living,” says Dr. Tim Ihrig, Chief Medical Officer at Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care. “We can’t change that we all are going to die. So let’s refocus the conversation from dying to “how do you want to live?”
Blog: Hospice Views - 2018
Posted on October 3, 2018 in Caregiving TipsEven when someone has been seriously ill for some time, a terminal diagnosis can be devastating.
Posted on October 1, 2018 by in Palliative CarePalliative care cuts hospitalization and 30-day readmission rates while decreasing per capita health care costs. Ironically, one of the most dire threats to the long-term health of the United States economy and our way of life – is our nation’s healthcare system.
Posted on September 27, 2018 in Caregiving TipsA hospice comfort kit, commonly called a Hospice Emergency Kit or E-Kit, is a small supply of medications kept in the home so that they will be available to rapidly treat symptoms that may occur in a patient with a terminal illness.
Posted on September 26, 2018 in Caregiving TipsAccording to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements, a hospice patient must be terminally ill with a life expectancy of six months or less if their illness runs its normal course.
Posted on September 21, 2018 in Gift of a DayMaryanne Lippincott, a Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care patient at Summit House in Newtown Square, PA, has always loved the music and dancing of the one and only Michael Jackson – the King of Pop.