Posted on September 17, 2020 in Hospice EducationDuring a rare free moment this month, I was able to visit my cosmetologist for a little bit of rare pampering. As we sat together – our conversation muffled by our masks – she made a funny little quip. “Oh, ‘Rona,” she proclaimed. “Are we going to be buying you a holiday gift this year?”
Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - 2020
Posted on September 16, 2020 in Voices of CaregivingAs much of the world has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, nursing homes have been among the hardest hit. Due to the panic and confusion that was brought along with the virus, many facilities had locked out care teams like Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care, preventing us from providing our necessary work. These precautions were an effort to contain the virus and prevent transmission — but these services should have been considered essential.
Posted on September 10, 2020 in Dementia CraftsCrafting is often touted as a way to relax, but it can do more than that for those with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. Working on crafts can help keep minds engaged and provide a new way for families to connect through a shared experience.
Posted on September 9, 2020 in Crossroads NewsInternships are a cornerstone to a full college experience. They give students an opportunity to learn on the job so that they are ready to enter the workforce upon graduation. Val Criswell knows the value of an internship at Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care firsthand. Starting as an intern with Crossroads in 2002, Val now serves as the Support Services Director in Crossroads’ Independence, MO office.
Posted on September 3, 2020 in Hospice EducationCareer paths are a popular back-to-school topic as millions of students around the country return to the classroom – or virtual classroom, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
Posted on September 2, 2020 in Crossroads NewsAlong the way to our milestone 25-Year Anniversary, the staff at Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care have filled their careers with thousands of beautiful moments with their patients and colleagues. We asked a few of our longest-serving staff members to share some of theirs.