Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - 2016

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Your Hospice Bill of Rights Highlights

Hospice admission can sometimes present a bag of mixed emotions for a patient and their family. Does it mean you’ve reached the end of the road? Not necessarily. Is it the beginning of a more comfortable experience? Almost always.
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A Gift of a Day Visit from a Rare Bird

Anthony Amato is a big fan of parrots and used to own several of the colorful birds. He trained them to speak and perform tricks so when his Crossroads Volunteer Patty Landwehr arranged for a visit from a fine feathered friend for his Gift of a Day, he was flying high!
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3 Things to Know About Palliative Care and Oncology

There’s been countless research on palliative care that effectively documents the benefit of its early integration in the cancer treatment process. This type of care improves outcomes such as the patient satisfaction rate, symptom management, nausea and vomiting improvement, and overall pain management for cancer patients.
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Tommy "Too Much" Martin's Last Ride

The Gift of a Day is one of our signature programs at Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care. We try to give every patient one perfect day. These days are always very special for the patient and their families. Unfortunately, it is the nature of hospice, that not all Gift of a Day events go as planned.
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Celebrating the Veterans Who Care More at Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care

Everyday, members of our Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care Team don green and head out to support our patients. The desire to serve the sickest in our community is a profound calling, but for some of our team members it is a continuation of a lifetime of service that started with the U.S. military.
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