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Blog: Hospice Views - August 2015

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What is the one thing you wish people knew about hospice?

As Crossroad Hospice approaches it's twentieth anniversary, we asked twenty people one question: What is the one thing you wish people knew about hospice? The responses came from all across our community including: nurses, social workers, office staff, volunteers, patients, and family members. One question. Twenty answers. One common refrain: hospice isn't really about dying.
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Dear Crossroads Hospice “Servants”

Crossroads Hospice considers it a privilege to serve our patients and their families. The cards and letters we receive always warm our hearts. We share this one with permission from the authors.
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Hospice Emergency Kits: What You Need to Know

As a patient on hospice, or the caregiver of a patient on hospice, you may have been provided with a “kit.” Each hospice will use a different title or name for the kit and the medications in these kits will vary by hospice. In some cases, this kit may vary based on the condition or disease that you or your loved one has. At Crossroads Hospice, we call this an Emergency Symptom Kit, better known as an E-Kit.
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The Culture Connection: Jewish After-Death Rituals

This blog series is about various customs and practices that someone involved in end-of-life care might encounter. Last time, we looked at Jewish rituals and traditions when caring for the sick and elderly in end-of-life stages. Here, we look at Jewish after-death traditions.
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