Crossroads Hospice Leverages Technology to Keep Patients Connected During Pandemic

Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care has launched a new technology platform to help reduce the plague of social isolation afflicting patients alongside the COVID-19 pandemic. The new Crossroads Connections program targets patients residing in the long-term care setting, where pandemic-related restrictions have often prevented patients from seeing loved ones as well as hospice staff.  Crossroads […]

Hospice Leaders’ 2021 Predictions: Industry Change is Accelerating

In the midst of sweeping industry-wide change, hospices are still contending with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that has affected almost every aspect of their businesses. As this difficult year comes to a close, hospice leaders are looking ahead to 2021 with their minds on leveraging the expansion of telehealth, encouraging equitable access to care, industry […]

Growing Number of Hospices Pursuing Trauma-Informed Care

When a hospice patient suffering from dementia began to hoard milk and other fluids, he was almost asked to leave the skilled nursing facility caring for him. But hospice staff trained in trauma-informed care recognized his fear response and pursued interventions, bringing the patient relief and allowing him to remain in the place he called […]

Crossroads Ramps Up Community Education with New VP

Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care is expanding community and clinical education about hospice and palliative care throughout its seven-state service region, establishing a new vice president post to spur the efforts. Nurse practitioner and new Vice President of Palliative Education Maite Uribe came to the United States from Australia to lead the program. Community-based palliative […]

Hospices Can Build Financially Sustainable Palliative Care Programs

Hospices provide 50% of the community-based palliative care delivered in the United States, but many find it challenging to make their programs profitable or break even, often relying on philanthropy to support their efforts. However, some organizations are implementing innovative models and developing payer relationships that can turn that trend around.  Interest in palliative care […]