Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - March 2016

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Easter Bonnets: A Craft for Dementia Patients

Celebrated in the song by Irving Berlin, the Easter bonnet is part of the tradition of wearing new clothes at Easter. During hard economic times like the Great Depression, a new Easter bonnet was a luxury for families who were struggling.
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What is a Home Funeral?

When many of us think of a home funeral, we picture the traditional Irish Wake where the deceased is laid out in a room in their home, and family gathers to celebrate their life. In the U.S., this old tradition of home funerals is regaining popularity.
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A Sporting KC Fan's Final Wish

Patient Thephayonh “Lee” Promsenmuong has been a Sporting Kansas City fan since the team started in 1996. He loved attending their matches and frequently joined the KC Cauldron pregame tailgates. When we approached him about what his perfect day would be, he told us it would be attending one more Sporting KC match.
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Girls Night Out

Our Gift of a Day program is designed to give patients one perfect day. Those days are as varied as the patients we serve.
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Crossroads Hospice patient makes magical memories with a Gift of a Day

Herbert Bahr is a man who remembers his happiest times in terms of others. A patient of Crossroads Hospice in Dayton, Herbert, 89, told Crossroads social worker Stephanie Jackson that the best time of his life was in the early days of Walt Disney World® in Florida, where he worked as a supervisor-foreman on the landscaping crew.
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