Posted on January 26, 2023 in Hospice EducationHealthcare terminology can be very confusing, especially when you are trying to understand difficult or emotional news. Two terms that are easy to confuse are diagnosis and prognosis.
Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - January 2023
Posted on January 25, 2023 in Hospice Education
Posted on January 14, 2023 in Hospice EducationPruritus (itching) is an irritating sensation that provokes an urge to scratch. It’s a fairly common symptom near the end of life. Understanding this symptom can help you treat it more effectively to provide comfort to the patient.
Posted on January 14, 2023 in Hospice EducationWhen detected early, cervical cancer responds well to treatment. However, a recent study found that late-stage cervical cancer cases are on the rise. This may be due to women skipping important screenings which has only increased during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Posted on January 12, 2023 in Dementia CraftsWinter can be an especially tough time when caring for a loved one with dementia. The cold temperatures and outdoor hazards often mean staying inside. The short, dark days can increase sundowning. All of which adds up to a lot of boredom and frustration. Crafts can break through that wall by adding some fun to the day.
Posted on January 11, 2023 in Happiness ProjectIf you’re looking for a new way to serve your community, volunteering at Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care is a great place to start. Hospice volunteers find the experience to be rewarding and uplifting as they see the difference they make in the lives of terminally-ill patients in their community.