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Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - September 2016

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How Palliative Care Supports Dialysis Patients

Our kidneys are part of our body's filtration system. When they are functioning properly, they filter waste and extra water out of our blood to make urine. This helps to control our chemical levels and blood pressure. It also keeps our bones healthy and helps our body produce red blood cells to carry fresh oxygen throughout our body.

Community Generosity Makes Gift of a Day Events Possible

As a Gift of a Day coordinator with Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care, I am so blessed to have a job where we give our patients the gift of a perfect day to do whatever they wish. I am told “thank you” so often for the great Gift of a Day events we provide for our patients, but we could not make these events so special without the generosity of our community.

Hospice Volunteer Makes a Special Bond

Volunteers for Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care come into our hospice patients’ lives at a unique time. Some, like Pat, quickly form incredible bonds with their patients.

When is Haldol the Right Choice?

Haldol has received the label of a “bad” drug, but the World Health Organization has deemed it one of 20 essential medications in end-of-life care. It is the drug of choice in hospice for the treatment of terminal agitation and delirium.
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Keeping the Palliative Care Medicine Cabinet Safe

A patient’s medicine cabinet is one of the most important parts of their hospice and/or palliative care experience. In it lies the palliative care medications that both relieve them of their symptoms and lead to the comfort and care that is the ultimate goal of their treatment.