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Blog: Hospice Views

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When “There’s Nothing More to be Done,” We Get to Work

“There’s nothing more we can do.” It’s the news no family wants to hear and no physician wants to deliver. However, just because nothing more can be done to cure the patient, that doesn’t really mean there’s nothing more that can be done. In fact, Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care can do a lot to give terminally ill patients time for meaningful moments with their families.
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2018 Flu Outbreak: What You Need to Know

As you may be aware, there is widespread outbreak of influenza across much of the United States. The vaccine manufactured this year was less effective than they had hoped which may have impacted the severity of the outbreaks. Unfortunately, we are already seeing the effects in our communities.
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New Year’s Resolution: A Life Without Regrets

It’s a new year, and a time when we all think about bettering ourselves with New Year’s resolutions about saving money and losing weight. When we’re thinking about what we can do better, it can be helpful to think about what some of the regrets of the dying are when faced with end of life.
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How to Avoid 30-Day Hospital Readmissions

In 2012, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) began reducing Medicare payments for hospitals deemed to have excess readmissions for patients within 30 days. While readmission rates have dropped in the past five years, over 2500 hospitals still faced these penalties.