Posted on July 30, 2019 in Hospice EducationDiabetes is a common illness that can be effectively managed with diet and medication. As patients age, however, it can be more difficult to control the effects of end-stage diabetes. This is particularly true when another illness is present. Common comorbidities include cardiopulmonary disease, Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia, and cancer.
Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - 2019
Posted on July 25, 2019 in Coping with GriefEvery spring and summer, as the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, people are looking for reasons to get outside. When a loved one is or has been affected by a terminal or chronic illness, it’s easier than ever to make that reason count.
Posted on July 24, 2019 in Hospice EducationFamily caregivers are often reluctant to even discuss hospice care. No one wants to think about losing a loved one, which is why hospice conversations can be considered a taboo. A patient’s terminal condition is determined by meeting specific medical criteria – regardless of whether or not anyone talks about it. Choosing hospice care simply allows the patient to take advantage of a Medicare benefit that provides more care when they need it most.
Posted on July 23, 2019 in Gift of a DayRhona Williams was an 88-year-old Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care patient who loved to dance.
Posted on July 18, 2019 in Voices of CaregivingNo one ever wants cancer to touch their family. It can be a painful journey through chemotherapy, radiation, and reoccurrence. However, there can also be moments of great joy in the face of such adversity. The Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care Gift of a Day program has given patients and their families facing cancer some beautiful end-of-life stories.
Posted on July 17, 2019 in Dementia CraftsGardening is a wonderful, stress-reducing activity for a loved one with dementia that provides exercise and mental stimulation benefiting both them and their caregivers. By working in the garden together, family caregivers and individuals with Alzheimer’s can improve their connection and level of engagement.