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Blog: Hospice Views

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Meet Hospice Aide Laura Colster

Throughout CNA Week, we'll be introducing you to just a few of the many dedicated and compassionate hospice aides who care for our patients. CNAs are also called HHAs, STNAs and hospice aides. Today, meet Laura Colster from our Kansas City office.
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Palliative Care & Dialysis: What are the options?

Also known as renal failure, kidney failure is a sinister and debilitating disease that affects more than 661,000 Americans. Of these individuals, reports suggest that at least 468,000 of them require dialysis and about 193,000 are currently trying to cope and live with a functioning kidney transplant.
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Meet Danny Cox, Senior Vice President, Clinical Operations

Delivering on its promise to continually shape the way end-of-life care is viewed and administered, Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care recently named Danny Cox, BSN, Senior Vice President of Clinical Operations for Carrefour Associates, the management firm for Crossroads. In this role, Danny is responsible for leading the enterprise-wide integration of all clinical operations for Crossroads.
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Why Do Doctors Recommend Hospice?

Doctors are viewed as the ones who treat our illnesses and cure our ailments. So why do doctors recommend hospice to patients? Quite simply, doctors recommend hospice because they want patients to get all of the care they need.
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What is Hospice Care Like?

When hospice care has been recommended for a loved one, it’s natural to wonder what hospice care is like. Many people envision only the last few hours of hospice care when the patient is close to death and possibly unresponsive.