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Blog: Hospice Views

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Final Moments: Stories from Evenmore Care

One of the fundamental beliefs of Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care is that no one should die alone. When a patient begins to show signs and symptoms that death is approaching, our team begins what we call Evenmore Care. A staff member sits beside to support the patient and their family until they pass away.
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Student Hospice Volunteers Make a Positive Impact

Across America, students are returning to school as summer fades to a distant memory. And many of them will be thinking about volunteering this school year. The Corporation for National & Community Service, the federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in volunteer service and grant-making, reported that in 2015, 25.7 percent of college students volunteered, delivering 286 million hours of service with a value of $6.7 billion.
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Understanding Late-Stage MS

Multiple sclerosis, commonly referred to as MS, is a progressive disease of the nervous system. It disrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and other parts of the body. The cause of multiple sclerosis is still unknown and we do not yet have a cure.
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Fulfilling End-of-Life Wishes Through Virtual Reality

As humans, it’s natural to seek adventure and fulfillment. From visiting foreign cities to completing a great feat of strength, most people have hopes and dreams that they wish to achieve in their lifetime. And unfortunately, for many people nearing the end of their lives, it’s common to have a few of these dreams and goals still left unfulfilled. But what if today’s technology could change that?
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End-Stage Diabetes: What to Expect

Diabetes is a common illness that can be effectively managed with diet and medication. As patients age, however, it can be more difficult to control the effects of end-stage diabetes. This is particularly true when another illness is present. Common comorbidities include cardiopulmonary disease, Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia, and cancer.