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Blog: Hospice Views - April 2016

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Self-Determination: 5 Things People Want When They Die

One of the many misconceptions about hospice is the idea that accepting it is like some sort of submission to power or control. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Quite frankly, we see an acceptance of hospice care as a reclamation of power and control. The power to do things on your own terms. The power to take the control of your situation back.
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Meet Oscar, the Cat that Predicts Death and Provides Comfort

Time and time again, animals have proven the ability to provide an unparalleled level of comfort for end-of-life patients. Yet what has famously transpired at Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Centerin Providence, RI over the past decade has, quite frankly, still managed to leave us speechless.
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How Volunteers Make Gifts of a Day Possible

The Crossroads Hospice Gift of a Day program gives terminally-ill patients the chance for one perfect day. Each day is as unique as each patient. We've helped them have one last fishing trip, marry a long-time partner and meet their favorite celebrities.
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Gift of a Day: Hospice Patient's Final Ride

Carol Bocklett was a stripper - but it's not what you're thinking. She was a black and white print stripper for the Lifetouch Yearbook Company for over 22 years. She arranged the negatives to create printing plates for the books, preserving those school day memories for generations of students.
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A Manly Pedi Gift of a Day

This manly man who served his country in the Air Force before working as an over-the-road truck driver has a secret. He loves getting mani-pedis.
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