Posted on September 28, 2017 in Real Heroes Wear Dog TagsRejoining civilian life after serving in the military for any length of time can be both daunting and challenging for our Veterans. The help of family and friends is vital for their success in transitioning back to normalcy.
Blog: Hospice Views - September 2017
Posted on September 27, 2017 in Hospice EducationDeciding when a loved one is ready for a hospice referral can be a trying time for family members. There can often be great reluctance – even denial – to accept the fact that a loved one is dying.
Posted on September 23, 2017 in Gift of a DayCrossroads Hospice & Palliative Care patient Richard Carpenter is a huge Ohio State football fan. You could say he bleeds scarlet and grey – the colors of his cherished Buckeyes.
Posted on September 21, 2017 in Caregiving TipsIs dying painful? It’s a question many people have when considering their own death or the death of a loved one. Whether or not a patient will have pain at the time of death depends on a number of circumstances including their diagnosis and whether they are receiving proper pain management. Ensuring that patients do not have a painful death is one of the core tenets of Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care.
Posted on September 20, 2017 in Caregiving TipsWhen you ask Americans what they want at end of life, over 70% of them will tell you they want to die at home with their families. Yet, nearly half of all Americans end up dying in a hospital. While some hospitalizations are unavoidable, many families do not realize they can respect their loved one’s wish to remain at home with the support of hospice care.
Posted on September 11, 2017 in Real Heroes Wear Dog TagsOn Friday, September 15th, Americans across the nation will observe National POW/MIA Recognition Day. Traditionally this is a day to pay special recognition to the service and sacrifice of U.S. military Veterans who were Prisoners of War or listed as Missing in Action.