Posted on November 27, 2019 in Caregiving TipsWhen a loved one is in assisted living, a thoughtful gift is a great way to show that you are thinking of them. However, gifts for someone in a long-term-care facility can be tricky because they don’t have a lot of space to store and display gifts.
Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - November 2019
Posted on November 27, 2019 in Caregiving TipsWhen a loved one is terminally ill, it’s natural to want to shower them with your love and support. But coming up with hospice gift ideas can still be a struggle. Gifts for hospice patients should demonstrate your love and an acknowledgement of their style and personality.
Posted on November 27, 2019 in Crossroads NewsThe staff, volunteers, and leadership team of Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care have so much to be grateful for this Thanksgiving. We asked a few members of our team to share what they’re thankful for this year.
Posted on November 22, 2019 in Voices of CaregivingBarbara Kretchmar became a widow on March 6, 1990 when her husband Ed passed away from cancer, leaving her with two young sons to raise alone. At the time, she found support in friends and counsellors, but she longed to connect with other widows who could relate to her grief. But none existed at the time.
Posted on November 21, 2019 in Hospice EducationDiabetes alone is not a terminal illness. In fact, when diabetes is well-managed through the right combination of diet, exercise, and medication, people with diabetes can lead a long, healthy life. However, when diabetes is poorly managed or combined with other conditions like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or smoking, complications can occur.
Posted on November 15, 2019 in Dementia CraftsAs we approach Thanksgiving and other family holidays, it’s natural for families with a loved one with dementia to feel trepidatious about upcoming gatherings. They are thankful to be able to celebrate another holiday with their loved one, but they are also well aware that the noise, crowds, and change in routine can be upsetting to someone with dementia.