Posted on September 27, 2018 in Caregiving TipsA hospice comfort kit, commonly called a Hospice Emergency Kit or E-Kit, is a small supply of medications kept in the home so that they will be available to rapidly treat symptoms that may occur in a patient with a terminal illness.
Blog: Hospice Views - September 2018
Posted on September 26, 2018 in Caregiving TipsAccording to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements, a hospice patient must be terminally ill with a life expectancy of six months or less if their illness runs its normal course.
Posted on September 21, 2018 in Gift of a DayMaryanne Lippincott, a Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care patient at Summit House in Newtown Square, PA, has always loved the music and dancing of the one and only Michael Jackson – the King of Pop.
Posted on September 20, 2018 in Dementia CraftsEven as summer’s warmth lingers on in parts of the country, the signs of autumn are in the air as the leaves begin to change color, pumpkin spice hits the store shelves, and the sun sets a little earlier each day.
Posted on September 19, 2018 in Hospice EducationAs healthcare professionals, we have all cared for patients with pain issues in one way or another. Ensuring our patients receive effective pain management – regardless of the basis of that pain or even what issues the patient has had in the past including past misuse or abuse – is critical.
Posted on September 13, 2018 in Caregiving TipsHurricanes, tornadoes, and blizzards get all the headlines, but even a fast-moving thunderstorm can create challenges for senior citizens and individuals living with a serious or chronic illness.