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Blog: Hospice Views - 2016

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Cremation: What You Need To Know

The popularity of cremation continues to rise in the United States. According to the Cremation Association of North America, the cremation rate in the United States continued its rise in 2015 with 48.6% of all families choosing cremation over a traditional burial.
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Gift of Comfort Whenever You Need It

You'll hear the familiar song in church or as you walk through the mall this holiday season singing "tidings of comfort and joy." These words take on new meaning for those living with a life-limiting illness this holiday season. Give patients the gift of comfort by setting up a consultation with Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care and help them experience less stress and more quality time with the people they love.
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Holiday Survival Tips For Families Dealing With Dementia

Holidays can be a bittersweet time for families dealing with dementia. At a time when most families are gathering together to celebrate their holiday traditions, families caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia are struggling with the pressures of caring for someone who is slowly fading away.
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Five Thoughtful Gifts For Family Caregivers

Caregivers come in all shapes and sizes. They might be a son or daughter caring for an aging parent. They might be a spouse nursing their partner through a challenging illness. They could be a mother or father caring for a sick child. They could even be a devoted friend.
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4 Ways To Handle Dietary Restrictions And The Holidays

Whether it's a food allergy, a medical condition or simply a personal preference, it can be a challenge to navigate dietary restrictions and holidays meals for guests and hosts alike. Everyone wants to enjoy the holiday festivities, and you can with a little consideration and pre-planning on both sides.
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‘Tis the Season: How to Make a Last Holiday Meaningful

“There’s no place like home for the holidays.” One would be hard pressed to find something truer said. Regardless of background, this time of year is typically best spent gathering with loved ones, appreciating each other’s company and generally spreading a positive spirit amongst yourself and those around you.
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