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Community Generosity Makes Gift of a Day Events Possible

As a Gift of a Day coordinator with Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care, I am so blessed to have a job where we give our patients the gift of a perfect day to do whatever they wish. I am told “thank you” so often for the great Gift of a Day events we provide for our patients, but we could not make these events so special without the generosity of our community.
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Hospice Volunteer Makes a Special Bond

Volunteers for Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care come into our hospice patients’ lives at a unique time. Some, like Pat, quickly form incredible bonds with their patients.
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Keeping the Palliative Care Medicine Cabinet Safe

A patient’s medicine cabinet is one of the most important parts of their hospice and/or palliative care experience. In it lies the palliative care medications that both relieve them of their symptoms and lead to the comfort and care that is the ultimate goal of their treatment.
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Siblings and Grief: Advice for Talking with Kids Who Have Lost a Sibling

Not too long ago a little boy named Ben died of an aggressive brain tumor. Ben’s mom, also mother to his identical twin brother and younger sisters, blogged about Ben and the family; about hope and grief. Blue4Ben became a trending topic, the city of Buffalo lit the Peace Bridge blue (the color Ben wore to distinguish him from his brother, Jack), and prayer chains ensued.
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