Coping with a the loss of a loved one can be difficult around special days like the anniversary of the loss, weddings, graduations and of course, the holidays. One way to cope with grief during the holidays is to honor that person’s memory with a tradition or ritual. In fact, it’s been found that creating a ritual can help lessen the impact of loss.Continue reading
Country music fans know her as the Queen. Listeners know her as the girl from small town Kentucky with a diva’s presence and ten number one albums. Crossroads Hospice patient Dorothy Rogers knows her as hero and now, can count her as a supporter.
Rogers has been a lifelong fan of Loretta Lynn, one of country music’s most prolific stars. The 77-year-old, under care with Crossroads Hospice in Kansas City, has visited Lynn’s childhood ranch and met with her daughters and husband, all in the hopes of getting up close to her hero. Continue reading
The holidays are all about memories – reminiscing about special moments and making new ones. But when a loved one has dementia, their memories melt away like snow.
Recapture the stories of your loved one’s life by going through old photos and making their printed memories into art.
Assisted living facilities can be a great option for seniors. They decrease the amount of responsibility for the senior, offer services like transportation and assistance with meals and can even provide companionship. With all the benefits of assisted living, your senior loved one still might need some help feeling at home. This holiday season, give your senior loved one a gift to bring the comfort of their family home to their assisted living home. Here are a few ideas for gifts that can do just that.
"Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose.” — Thomas Edison
When a loved one has a terminal illness, the most precious gift you can give is your time. Little moments spent holding hands, sharing stories and sitting together are memories you’ll have for a lifetime and will be treasured by your loved one. The five gifts listed below are just a few ideas for how you can enhance this time together.
The University of Akron is home to over 27,000 students, studying over 300 majors, nestled in Northeast Ohio. Among those thousands of academics working hard to break into the field of their choice is Bobbi Niedenthal. When she’s not studying or going to class, she volunteers for Crossroads Hospice in the Northeast Ohio office.