“And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.” - 1 Peter 5:4

5 Easy Game and Puzzle Ideas for the Elderly

Bloomington Palliative Care

When choosing a game or puzzle, make sure it will not be frustrating to the senior. It is also key to choose games, puzzles and other activities that are suitable for adults. Card games: Using playing cards with large printed numbers makes it easy for seniors to see. Jigsaw puzzles with large pieces that are … Read more

3 Habits Of Stable Caregivers

Home Health in Victoria

Caregiving can provide uplifting moods to the caregiver. Here are just a few: Contentment: The deed of caring for another person can be an overwhelming but satisfying opportunity.  Living in such an essential and gratifying role can offer the caregiver a sense of significance. The gift of time: In some circumstances (not all) being someone’s caregiver … Read more

5 Smart Summer Tips for Seniors

Victoria Hospice Care

Summer for most people is a period of joy and rest. However for seniors, the temperatures and sun can be hazardous if the appropriate provisions aren’t taken. Here are some good tips that seniors, along with their caregivers, can utilize to ensure they have an enjoyable summer. Stay Hydrated Seniors are more prone to dehydration … Read more

8 Tips for a Caretaker

Hospice in Victoria

It is imperative to deal with your own worry and welfare as a helpful family member or friend. So how does a caretaker look after themselves in grief?  That hinges on you. Here are some tips to help you get started: Be reasonable about how much you can undertake Identify when concentrating on others is … Read more

3 Steps for Supporting Grieving Family and Friends: Support vs. Comfort

Victoria Hospice Care

What is the difference?  Well, comfort suggests a longing to free someone from their pain and make them feel a smaller amount of sadness, while support suggests a longing to offer assistance. Over time you’ve probably become good at the comfort part (we all have), so when you approach someone who is grieving your first inclination may be to … Read more

10 Essential Steps for Dealing With Grief

Victoria Palliative Care

Grieving is not an easy process and everyone mourns in their own way. Some are open and communicative about their feelings; others are reserved and introverts. Also, depending on the day, you could be a mixture of both. The vital thing is to heal, to be able to get up every day and carry on. … Read more

5 Springtime Events for Seniors

Victoria End of Life Care

There’s just something so uplifting about spring. Spring does wonders for the soul, whether it’s the birds tweeting, the beautiful flowers or the bright sunshine. Springtime is a favorite time of year for many since we have spent the winter being in the house. There’s nothing like breathing in fresh air and feeling the warmth … Read more

We Want You!  Volunteers needed

End of Life Care in Victoria

Crown Hospice is an organization that survives on the dreams, ambitions, and sacrificial time of many volunteers. Hospice volunteers provide companionship to people living with a serious illness and help their family caregivers in a variety of ways. Furthermore, we rely on volunteers to help with office work, fund raising, community outreach and other operating … Read more

Benefits of Art Therapy

Victoria Home Hospice

Art therapy can increase the quality of life for those suffering and become a way of expression, even after other types of communication start to fail. Researchers say that there are benefits of using art therapy with the elderly. Art can “awaken responses” and “help unlock sparks of understanding for patients experiencing memory loss.” Creating … Read more

Why Calling Hospice Is Not Giving Up

Home Hospice in Victoria

If you feel that calling hospice means that’s “the end”, then there are aspect of hospice care you’re unfamiliar with.  It’s associated with the end of life, and that gives it a bad wrap to those who may be in need of it. Accepting the need for hospice care does not mean the person in … Read more