Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - May 2015

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Humor in the Grieving Process

“One of the things I’ve always noticed and been inspired by has been the appropriate timing and use of humor with patients and families.” Ron Davis has been working as a Support Services Director at Crossroads Hospice for a little over two years now, and he says that humor and laughter, in his experience, have always been the best antidotes in the grieving process.
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Is a POLST plan for your hospice patients?

There is a growing awareness about the need for primary care providers, patients and families to discuss the range of options that are available when it becomes clear a patient is not going to recover from an illness or condition.
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ALS Patients: When is it Time for Hospice?

Around this time last year, Amyotrophic Laterals Sclerosis (ALS) grabbed headlines because of a viral social media fundraiser for the disease: the Ice Bucket Challenge. The challenge filled social media timelines with videos of ice buckets being dumped on friends, family and celebrities in support of ALS patients and the ALS Association.
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May Flowers Basket: Crafts for Dementia Patients

You know the saying... April showers bring May flowers. Now you can bring the beauty of May flowers to a loved one with dementia with this May Flowers Basket. This project is an easy dementia craft to get your loved one -- and your home -- ready for the spring and summer seasons.
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