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Blog: Hospice Views - 2016

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Nursing Care Plans for the Palliative Care Patient: Success Everyone Likes

Mr. Schmidt was living with COPD. His local hospital considered him one of their “frequent fliers,” because he visited the Emergency Department (ED) six times in the past three months due to exacerbations in his condition. When a few months passed without seeing Mr. Schmidt, the ED team started to wonder when his next visit would be.
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How Palliative Care Supports Dialysis Patients

Our kidneys are part of our body's filtration system. When they are functioning properly, they filter waste and extra water out of our blood to make urine. This helps to control our chemical levels and blood pressure. It also keeps our bones healthy and helps our body produce red blood cells to carry fresh oxygen throughout our body.
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Community Generosity Makes Gift of a Day Events Possible

As a Gift of a Day coordinator with Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care, I am so blessed to have a job where we give our patients the gift of a perfect day to do whatever they wish. I am told “thank you” so often for the great Gift of a Day events we provide for our patients, but we could not make these events so special without the generosity of our community.
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Crossroads Comfort: Pain Management Through Palliative Care

As healthcare professionals, we can sometimes underestimate the need for pain management in certain patient populations. We seem to grasp the need for effective pain management in hospice patients, burn victims and post-surgical patients, but in other areas, such as palliative care, we can miss the opportunity to do our best work as “healthcare professionals” and dramatically improve a patient’s quality of life by effectively controlling their pain.
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Hospice Volunteer Makes a Special Bond

Volunteers for Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care come into our hospice patients’ lives at a unique time. Some, like Pat, quickly form incredible bonds with their patients.
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