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Blog: Hospice Views

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ALS Patients: When is it Time for Hospice?

Around this time last year, Amyotrophic Laterals Sclerosis (ALS) grabbed headlines because of a viral social media fundraiser for the disease: the Ice Bucket Challenge. The challenge filled social media timelines with videos of ice buckets being dumped on friends, family and celebrities in support of ALS patients and the ALS Association.
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May Flowers Basket: Crafts for Dementia Patients

You know the saying... April showers bring May flowers. Now you can bring the beauty of May flowers to a loved one with dementia with this May Flowers Basket. This project is an easy dementia craft to get your loved one -- and your home -- ready for the spring and summer seasons.
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Caring At Your Fingertips: 5 Hospice Caregiver Support Apps to Consider

Healthcare can be a tricky business. Somewhere between appointments and prescriptions, information seems to get lost, and caregivers know that very well. Organization helps, but neatly stacked notes often get shuffled into a pile of confusion. Here’s a hospice caregiver tip: now that we’re in the digital age, there’s an app for everything. The question is, are these apps actually useful? Dedicated to you and your loved ones online and offline, Crossroads Hospice reviewed and rated these five popular caregiving apps for caregivers.
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Patient Hits The Open Road on Gift of a Day

Crossroads Hospice patient Lonnie Roach misses the sounds of an engine and the smell of diesel fuel. The Dayton native spent 26 years driving a chemical tank truck, developing a love for the open road and the feeling he got behind the wheel. It’s been years since the 65-year-old has been in the cab of an 18-wheeler and his Crossroads Hospice care team saw this as their chance to make a perfect hospice patient story come to life.
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