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Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - October 2016

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Overuse of Prescription Medication in the Elderly

I was having my morning coffee this weekend and was trying to catch up on my reading and I read a very interesting article published by the Kaiser Health News titled, “‘America’s Other Drug Problem’: Copious Prescriptions For Hospitalized Elderly.”
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Are You Resilient?

"Spiritual resiliency is the individual ability to exercise your faith on a daily basis so you are able to understand, or you are able integrate the joys and sorrows of each day into your life” – Colonel Mike Lembke, United States Forces-Iraq Chaplain

Palliative Care: Bringing Back House Calls

When was the last time you had a doctor make a house call? Although the practice of house calls is on the rise, for many patients with serious chronic illnesses, an appointment with the doctor means going to their office. Palliative care is changing that, offering patients convenience and giving doctors additional insight into how their patient is faring at home.

Crossroads Kids Camp Supports Grieving Children

It is estimated by the Children's Grief Association that 4.8 million children in the United States experience the death of one or both parents each year. This is just a fraction of the children who will lose a grandparent, sibling or other significant person in their lives.
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Halloween Craft: Activities for Dementia Patients

Halloween is a fun holiday, partly because it’s a break from the everyday routine - but routine is important when planning activities for a loved one with dementia. Making your home a safe space will help ensure a positive holiday experience.

4 Ways Palliative Care Works Through Chemotherapy

Daniela O’Neill, a nurse practitioner with Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Carein Philadelphia, cares for cancer patients going through chemotherapy all the time. This includes some patients who are even as far as their fourth trial round of the treatment.