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Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights

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2022 Gift of a Day Highlights

Truth be told, every Gift of a Day is our favorite Gift of a Day. This special program gives patients and their families the opportunity to forget about illness and day-to-day challenges as they enjoy one perfect day doing something they love.
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Phillies Gift of a Day Hits a Homerun

James Lane was born into a family of sports lovers. His cousin played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the men in his family, tall across the board, gravitated to athletics. Though he played catcher at both La Salle College High School and Villanova University, his admiration for baseball—particularly his home team, the Philadelphia Phillies—began way before.
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Retired Akron Arts Teacher Returns to Civic Theatre

Ninety-six-year-old Dorothy Miller of Akron, OH is one of the patients receiving end-of-life care from Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care in Akron. Dorothy devoted a lifetime to making an impact on the community of Akron, where she spent 31 colorful years as an Akron Public Schools art teacher – before the second act of her career with the Akron Civic Theatre.
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Romantic Gestures on Hospice

When someone you love is receiving hospice care, it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day concerns of caregiving. Your loving care is an incredible testament to your love, but romantic gestures are a wonderful reminder that you continue to view your spouse as the love of your life, not your patient.
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COVID-19 Doesn’t Stop Centennial Birthday Celebration

For many seniors, coronavirus has meant a period of isolation from friends and family. No meeting up for a cup of coffee. No trips to the barber shop. No visits. Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care patient Bernard Ott resides at the Inn at University Village in Massillon, Ohio.