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Blog: Hospice Views - September 2015

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Real Heroes Wear Dog Tags: The New Age of Veteran Tech

Transitioning from military service back to civilian life can be incredibly difficult for Veterans, especially for those who have experienced combat. There needs to be resources to help ease that transition and avoid the possibility of seeing our heroes end up in danger.
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Kansas Couple Recounts 69 Years of Love

Hospice Patient Raymond Schnirch had some advice for a long and happy marriage. “Fussing and fighting is okay (but I don’t mean hit).” “Don’t be a teenage daddy.” “Don’t get married until you have a permanent place to live. Kids need to have their own bedroom so they’ll know where they’ll be the next morning.”
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Fall Candle Jar: A Craft for Dementia Patients

Summer lingers on, but the ever-shorter days say that fall is just around the corner. Engage a loved one with dementia while decorating your home for the season with this easy-to-make Fall Candle Jar craft. As you prepare for fall, it’s also a good time to prepare for how the seasonal changes may increase sundowning for those with dementia.
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Crossroads Hospice Anniversary: Getting Better with Age

On September 1, 1995, Crossroads Hospice began auspiciously in the living room of a small house. It was there that my family and I decided that we would enter the hospice industry. When I think back to how we began, the people involved and combined experience of zero hours (in hospice or palliative care), it’s truly amazing to see what we have become as we reach the milestone of our 20th anniversary.
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