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Blog: Hospice Views - June 2016

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Palliative Care: Controlling CHF Fluid Levels

Congestive heart failure (CHF) is the leading cause of hospital admissions nationwide for adults 65 and older. What’s even worse is many of the patients return to the hospital within 30 days of their original stay.
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How a Great Father Celebrates His Gift of a Day

When we talk about honoring great dads on Father’s Day, it’s men like Mark Sperry that we want to celebrate. In April we asked him about how he would spend one perfect day, and there was only one thing he wanted: a celebration with his twin granddaughters.
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Juneteenth – America’s Other Independence Day

Everyone knows that July 4th is America’s birthday – the day set aside to celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence; the day when American colonists threw off their oppressive British royal shackles to create a new nation where “all men are created equal.”
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Palliative Care: Managing COPD as Temperatures Rise

Summer’s heat can be a challenge for anyone, but for those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) the increased humidity can exacerbate symptoms and make it even harder to catch their breath. Palliative care can provide additional support to home COPD patients, preventing trips to the emergency room.
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This Gift of a Day Was Worlds of Fun

Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care patient Dale Edwards loves roller coasters and wanted to spend his Gift of a Day getting a “rush” from all the rides. A trip to Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, MO was the perfect outing for this thrill seeker.
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