Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - October 2014

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Volunteer Spotlight: Finding Light After Loss

When Judi Bukaty's husband passed away, there was one thing she knew for sure. She was going to find a way to give back to those that had supported them during his final days.

So in June 2011, Bukaty signed up as a volunteer with Crossroads Hospice to serve alongside those who had taken care of her husband.
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Called To Care: Chaplain Maxine Anderson’s Mission to Do More

When a patient is on hospice care, one of the greatest gifts they can be given is an open heart. As the emotional turmoil mounts upon physical challenges, patients and their families need someone to comfort them, to hear their stories and questions: someone they can lean on during the toughest times. Every patient should have someone like Maxine Anderson.
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Crafting with Dementia Patients: No-Carve Halloween Crafts

Whether you’re in the cooler Midwest or East Coast, or if you’re in the sunny South, October ushers in a fun, fall spirit. Pumpkins are everywhere this time of year, and while sometimes it doesn’t always make sense to add pumpkin to a dish or treat, it’s always a great idea to use them as crafts and decorations.
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Green Team Goes All Out For Irish Gift

Theresa Neil remembers fondly the bright springs and crisp falls of her native Ireland. When she first set off to start a new life in the United States, it was with a heavy heart that she bid adieu to her homeland.
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Handy Hygiene

Did you know that 80% of illnesses are spread by touch? According to the CDC, 49,000 people die from the flu or flu-like illness each year, and another 5,000 people die from food borne illness. The best protection from both is proper handwashing.
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