Posted on January 9, 2019 in Caregiving TipsBetween medical bills, funeral costs, needing to take time off of work, and more, the expenses for families with a sick loved one can add up. These families need both emotional and financial support in these difficult times. And while it can sometimes be hard to ask for it, there are plenty of reasons to seek support – or to help someone you know do so.
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Posted on December 19, 2018 in Caregiving TipsCongestive heart failure is a chronic progressive condition, sometimes called simply “heart failure” or “CHF.” This condition causes fluid to build up around the heart, limiting its ability to pump efficiently. When a person’s heart ventricles don’t pump enough blood volume to the body, blood and other fluids back up inside their lungs, liver, abdomen, and lower extremities.
Posted on December 14, 2018 in Caregiving TipsAlzheimer’s disease and other dementia are progressive diseases that slowly destroy memory and other mental skills. When a loved one has dementia, the most important thing to do is keep them comfortable, happy, and safe. Small gifts for someone with dementia can brighten their day and provide extra stimulation.
Posted on December 13, 2018 in Caregiving TipsThere’s no place like home for the holidays. When facing a terminal illness, that’s exactly where most patients tell us they want to be. Not stuck in a hospital. Not running back and forth to the emergency room. But home, surrounded by the people they love. Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care helps make this possible for families by providing the gift of comfort.
Posted on December 12, 2018 in Caregiving TipsWhen a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, it’s natural to want to give them a little gift to lift their spirits and let them know that you are thinking of them. When buying gifts for someone who has cancer, it’s nice to give them something useful that doesn’t remind them that they are sick.
Posted on December 5, 2018 in Caregiving TipsAmyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. It typically begins gradually and symptoms can vary from person to person. Some will initially have trouble holding an object or occasional stumble, while others experience a change in the vocal pitch or slurring of words.