Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - 2014

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How Teens Grieve

The day my dad was rushed to the hospital with a ruptured aortic aneurysm, I was 14 years old. I was in eighth grade. I got to see him before the surgery and the doctors said it was an “easy fix.”
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Volunteer Makes a Connection Through Old Photos

A black-and-white photo of the Delaware River in New Hope, Pennsylvania, creates a spark of recognition for Mary, an Alzheimer’s patient who lived her entire life in the picturesque town. She begins to tell a story about a childhood swim.
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Cancer Patient Uses “Gift of a Day” to Inspire

Prentiss Moody is the type of man who never gives up. The 62 year-old hospice patient has been diagnosed with cancer, a disease he fights day in and day out with everything he’s got. When Crossroads Hospice asked him how he would spend his perfect day, he did not think about how he might use it on himself. He decided, instead, to take the opportunity to help others like him.
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Inspiring Care: Veronica Evans and Her Band of Volunteers Are the Heart of Crossroads

Crossroads Hospice wouldn’t be able to provide the services and programs it does if it weren’t for the selfless, dedicated volunteers who support its work every day. In fact, the hospice industry is required by Medicare to have five percent of its operating hours conducted by volunteers. That’s why people like Veronica Evans are such valuable members of the Crossroads team.
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What Is It About the “H” Word…

Hospice can be a tremendously comforting and transforming presence in a terminally ill person’s life — and in the lives of those who accompany them on the journey. But sometimes misperceptions about the “H” word — its role and purpose — may delay, or even prevent, a person and their loved ones from experiencing its many benefits.
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