When 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.
Here 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.
I 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.
The 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.
Since 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.
Time is of the essence when referring patients to hospice care. Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care has made it easy to get hospice-eligible patients and their families the support they need as quickly as possible. Whether the hospice referral comes from a physician, a discharge planner, an assisted living facility or a family member, we offer same-day hospice admissions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.