Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights
Posted on January 8, 2020 in Hospice EducationPatient-centered care – putting the patient and the family at the heart of every decision and empowering them to take control of their health journey – is a fundamental value at Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care. The key is open communication and an ongoing dialogue between patients, families, and the healthcare team.
Posted on December 18, 2019 in Hospice EducationPerry Como’s “Home for the Holidays” is a classic for good reason. Every line evokes a longing for a traditional holiday at home with loved ones. This can be particularly meaningful when one of those loved ones is facing a serious illness.
Posted on December 5, 2019 in Hospice EducationEven if a patient has had suspicions that their nagging pain or lingering illness has deeper implications, an actual diagnosis of a serious illness can send their mind reeling. It’s normal to have an emotional response to a serious diagnosis. It’s also normal for a patient to miss some of the doctor’s explanation as they cope with this new information.
Posted on December 2, 2019 in Hospice Education“Remember, you can do it!” “Keep good thoughts and a positive attitude.” Those are words of wisdom to other seniors and their families who are considering hospice from 92-year-old Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care patient Dene Liott of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, a well-known local TV talk show host and advocate for senior citizens and issues of aging.