Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - April 2016

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Palliative Care: Navigating Cancer Treatment

For many cancer patients, it’s the side effects to cancer treatments that cause the most disruption to their daily lives. “Palliative care is a partnership. We address those side effects to provide the patient with the highest possible quality of life while their oncologist or hematologist focuses on treating the cancer itself,” says Dr. Jared Dirks, Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care Medical Director.
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The Gift of Flight

Leonard Da Vinci said, “Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
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Healthcare Admins: Behind-the-Scenes Superheroes

When we think about the superheroes of healthcare, it's easy to conjure up images of doctors and nurses and aides; the people who work the closest to the patient. Behind every great person providing patient care is a team of administrative and operational support back at the office.
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Soda Bottle Planters: Activities for Dementia Patients

Spring is here and greenery is popping up all around us. It’s the perfect time to participate in outdoor activities for dementia patients. For most caregivers involved in hospice patient care, this time of year provides many more opportunities to to get their loved one some tranquil time outdoors.
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