Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - 2019

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Up, Up and Away for the Perfect Day

It’s a safe bet that the last thing Ruth Fuqua expected on a sunny day in late March was to have champagne poured on her head. But the 79-year-old who lives in Emma, Missouri happily went along with the long-held balloonist tradition of welcoming her back to earth after soaring the skies over Missouri in a hot air balloon for her Gift of a Day from Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care.
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Older Americans Month: Connect. Create. Contribute.

Each May, we observe Older Americans Month. This year’s theme is “Connect, Create, Contribute” which encourages older adults to connect with their community, create vibrant and engaging activities, and contribute by sharing their time, talents, and experience.
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Meet DeAnna Looper, Chief Compliance Officer

For more than 20 years, Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care has been committed to being at the forefront of the hospice care industry, continually shaping the way end-of-life care is viewed and administered. Delivering on that promise, Crossroads recently named DeAnna Looper, RN, CHPN, CHPCA Chief Compliance Officer for Carrefour Associates, the management firm for Crossroads.
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Celebrating Our Certified Therapy Animals

When Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care Volunteer Marie Simpson enters a room at a senior living facility with golden retriever Kylie, the dog immediately gravitates to the individual that she senses needs her the most. She’ll sit right next to the person, just being there with patience and a remarkable sensitivity.
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Can Psychedelics Aid in Hospice & Palliative Care?

The word “psychedelics” can carry a lot of misconceptions, especially when it’s used in a medical context. Some may find their possible side effects, addictive nature, and popularity as recreational drugs make them unfit to be used to treat medical conditions. However, research has started to show otherwise.
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