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Drug Abuse vs. the Need for Opioids in Pain Management

As you turn on the news in recent days, you would be hard pressed not to hear a story or a report on the opioid crisis in this country. Radio, TV, even social media are all covering this as an “epidemic.” Sadly, I heard that the CDC reported that 33,091 Americans died from opioid overdoses in 2015, which is almost three times the number of people who died in 2002. In addition, overdose deaths had increased over 200% in the 2000’s and approximately 168,000 adolescents were addicted to “painkillers” in 2014 alone. These are terrifying statistics....

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Recommending a hospice consultation can be a difficult choice for a physician. As a healthcare professional, you want to know that your patients are well taken care of, and that the time they have left is as fulfilling and painless as possible.

That’s why Crossroads Hospice offers information for doctors that explains how our unique programs can maximize their patient’s end-of-life experiences.

The Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care admission process.

At Crossroads Hospice, “Expect More From Us. We do.” isn’t just a tagline. It’s a guiding principle that drives every aspect of our hospice and palliative care services.

From your patient’s initial consultation, to hospice admission and beyond, we prove how much we care by:

Our unique programs offer different levels of service and a variety of resources for hospice and palliative care patients. As a healthcare professional, you can rest assured that admission to Crossroads Hospice is the best choice for your patient’s well-being.

Are you a doctor and looking for more information on Crossroads Hospice? Doctors interested in our services can call or schedule a hospice consultation to see if Crossroads is right for their patient.

Hospice and palliative care resources.

In addition to our industry-leading patient care, Crossroads Hospice offers several informational and educational hospice care resources for doctors and healthcare professionals. You can learn more about the benefits of palliative care services, as well as find information about our unique programs. Read our informational papers and blog posts geared to healthcare professionals, and find detailed information about hospice care FAQs and the hospice admission process.