Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - April 2019

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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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Grief After Accidents, Suicide, and Other Sudden Losses

Regardless of the circumstances, the death of a loved one is always painful. Grief is a powerful emotion. This is true even when a death is expected after a long illness. But when the death is sudden and unexpected, the traumatic nature of the loss can make it even more difficult to cope.
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Dad Wants to Die at Home

According to the Stanford School of Medicine, “studies have shown that approximately 80% of Americans would prefer to die at home, if possible.” Yet, only 20% of Americans actually have this wish honored.
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Easter Egg Animals: Activities for Dementia Patients

Easter is a very special holiday for many families. It’s a chance to spend time celebrating together over festive meals, holding backyard Easter egg hunts, and attending religious services. If your Easter plans include spending time with a loved one with dementia, there are many ways to include your loved one in your Easter activities.
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