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5653 Askcrh DEC22

What Do I Say to a Dying Relative on a Holiday Visit?

The holidays are here and I have some extra time to visit my extended family. They’re the part of my family that I don’t often see. One person I plan on visiting is my aunt – who is in her final days on hospice care with Crossroads. I’m very nervous because I haven’t seen her in a few years, and I don’t know what to expect and I especially don’t know what to say. What do I say and how do I approach this? Do you have any advice on how to be respectful but also not a burden?

5599 Askcrh NOV22

How Do I Take Care of My Dying Mother AND My Kids?

I have two full time jobs: a stay-at-home mom to six kids and caregiver to a dying mother. There is simply not enough time in the day for me to get it all done. I get somewhat of a break while the kids are at school, but once they get home and on the weekends, our home erupts into chaos. It’s a lot for me to handle and I know it is for my mother as well, who I want to see live out her final days in peace.

I’m feeling overwhelmed and there is not enough time in the day. What can I do?

5599 Askcrh OCT22

Why Should I Choose Crossroads for My Dying Father?

My father’s health has been declining in recent months, and one of my friends recommended that I look into hospice care. I’m still learning about what hospice care means and what kinds of services a place like Crossroads can provide – both to my father and to me in this trying time. I want the best possible care for him, but I’m nervous about what comes next. Can you tell me more about Crossroads and what sets it apart?

5599 Askcrh JUNE2022

Does My Mother’s Dementia Qualify Her for Hospice?

My mother was diagnosed with dementia about 4 years ago. She is now currently receiving palliative care, but she doesn't move much and has been incontinent for several years.

In general, her health is good but her mind is leaving. Could her dementia qualify for hospice so she can get more help coming to her home? I don’t want her to leave me without a fight.