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Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - December 2017

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How to Avoid 30-Day Hospital Readmissions

In 2012, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) began reducing Medicare payments for hospitals deemed to have excess readmissions for patients within 30 days. While readmission rates have dropped in the past five years, over 2500 hospitals still faced these penalties.
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Resources for the Lonely

Coping with the loss of a loved one can lead a person through a spectrum of confusing emotions. These emotions can range from shock to anger to depression to guilt and beyond. While everyone grieves differently and experiences unique emotions, it is quite common to encounter at least some of these. When the person who has passed happened to be particularly close to the person in grief, feelings of loneliness and isolation can be among the most common.

Gift of a Day Delivers Christmas Magic

Christmas is a magical time of year, and Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care patient George Gillespie loves every bit of it. For him, it’s just not Christmas without the lights, the decorations, and of course, the tree.