Posted on November 24, 2021 in Crossroads NewsEveryday at Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care, we are surrounded by a team of people who are committed to each other and to providing the very best in patient care. This Thanksgiving, we’re most thankful for this special group of people who continue to pour their heart and soul into each day.
Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - 2021
Posted on November 21, 2021 in Voices of CaregivingMany families have adjusted to the reality of not seeing each other as much over the last two years. Grandparents haven’t been able to visit grandchildren like they used to, and large gatherings, like family reunions or holiday celebrations, feel like distant memories.
Posted on November 18, 2021 in Dementia CraftsAs we approach Thanksgiving, it can be an emotionally charged time for those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other dementia. While families cherish their time together, they can see precious moments and memories slipping away.
Posted on November 17, 2021 in Happiness ProjectTo complete her Graduate Certificate in Gerontology, interning full time for a full school year was a requirement. With a budding interest in end-of-life care, Anne Marie McGinnis was placed at Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care in Philadelphia, a provider she “hadn’t known about.” Her internship was considered volunteering because it was unpaid service.
Posted on November 11, 2021 in Real Heroes Wear Dog TagsFor military Veterans and their loved ones, one of the highest honors is receiving a final resting place in a Veterans Affairs (VA) national cemetery. To be laid to rest among fellow soldiers, where family and friends can visit your gravestone, is something most members of the United States Armed Forces are qualified to receive.
Posted on November 10, 2021 in Real Heroes Wear Dog TagsIn Arlington National Cemetery, a soldier takes 21 steps along a rubber mat. When he reaches the end, he pauses for exactly 21 seconds. He turns 180 degrees, shifts his rifle to the opposite shoulder, then makes the same journey to the other end of the mat. He is guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and his movements reflect the traditional 21-gun salute—the highest honor rendered in the armed forces.