Posted on July 2, 2020 in Voices of CaregivingAs more and more states begin to re-open stores and restaurants, you might be asking yourself if it’s safe to visit an older loved one. Going months without visits can increase isolation and loneliness in senior adults, but they face a huge risk of developing serious complications if they contract COVID-19. What’s a family to do?
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Posted on July 1, 2020 in Spiritual CareJournaling is increasing in popularity. “It has become a hallmark of the so-called self-care movement, right up there with meditation,” Hayley Phelan wrote in a New York Times article in 2018. “Scientific studies have shown it to be essentially a panacea for modern life... with benefits like boosting mindfulness, memory and communications skills.”
Posted on June 29, 2020 in Dementia CraftsTypically, summer is a time of celebration. A time when we all stock up on burgers, hot dogs, and our favorite potluck ingredients. We invite family and friends over for picnics, barbecues, and reunions.
Posted on June 24, 2020 in Real Heroes Wear Dog TagsWe’d like to give you a glimpse inside a Crossroads Hospice Veterans Recognition Ceremony with Chaplain Clark Smith in Kansas.
Posted on June 18, 2020 in Hospice EducationWhether they are called CNAs or STNAs, hospice aides provide essential personal care to patients from bathing and grooming to assisting with meals and toileting needs. It is intimate care that creates strong bonds between the aide and their patients.
Posted on June 10, 2020 in Gift of a DayFor 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.