Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - September 2020

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Is COVID-19 Coming for the Holidays?

During a rare free moment this month, I was able to visit my cosmetologist for a little bit of rare pampering. As we sat together – our conversation muffled by our masks – she made a funny little quip. “Oh, ‘Rona,” she proclaimed. “Are we going to be buying you a holiday gift this year?”
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How Our Country Can Better Support Seniors in a Pandemic

As much of the world has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, nursing homes have been among the hardest hit. Due to the panic and confusion that was brought along with the virus, many facilities had locked out care teams like Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care, preventing us from providing our necessary work. These precautions were an effort to contain the virus and prevent transmission — but these services should have been considered essential.
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What Are Hospice Care Internships Like?

Internships are a cornerstone to a full college experience. They give students an opportunity to learn on the job so that they are ready to enter the workforce upon graduation. Val Criswell knows the value of an internship at Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care firsthand. Starting as an intern with Crossroads in 2002, Val now serves as the Support Services Director in Crossroads’ Independence, MO office.
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25 Years of More Moments

Along the way to our milestone 25-Year Anniversary, the staff at Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care have filled their careers with thousands of beautiful moments with their patients and colleagues. We asked a few of our longest-serving staff members to share some of theirs.