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How to be an Advocate for Your Loved One’s Healthcare

Whether your loved one is facing a serious health crisis or simply living in a long-term care setting, it can be very helpful to have a family caregiver working as an advocate on their behalf. As someone ages or becomes ill, they often have more health issues to discuss. Having a second set of eyes and ears can help avoid misunderstandings and ensure the best of care.
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Volunteer Spotlight: Megi Celaj

“I always wanted to be a volunteer,” Megi Celaj said. “After realizing how many people were isolated during the COVID-19 pandemic I decided this was the perfect time to start.”  Megi recently joined Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care in St. Louis as a Volunteer. To start, her volunteer work is virtual.
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How Palliative Care Can Help in 2022

Looking toward the year ahead, it’s easy to feel uncertain. COVID-19 is still a major factor in everything we do. As it continues to mutate and spread, it can feel difficult to make any long-term plans — particularly in instances of serious illness.
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New Year’s Resolutions for Those with Cancer

The new year is a time for making resolutions to motivate ourselves. For those dealing with cancer, it can be a time to refocus their goals for both life and health. While each individual’s goals are unique to them, we have a few suggestions to consider for your New Year’s resolution list.
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New Year’s Resolutions for CHF

Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a chronic, progressive condition that occurs when fluid builds up around the heart making it difficult to efficiently pump blood throughout the body. It is the leading cause of hospitalization for people over 65 years old.
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Starting Strong: Healthcare Trends for 2022

As the world marks two years since the COVID-19 outbreak, many may be looking to 2022 with apprehension. The pandemic has changed the way we do almost everything — and that’s especially true for healthcare providers. Unsurprisingly, 2022 may look very similar to 2021 in the palliative and hospice care industry as the pandemic continues.