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Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - January 2021

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How to Change Incontinence Briefs

Incontinence is a common condition that many people experience as they grow older. In order to avoid rashes and infection, the skin must be kept dry. Incontinence pads and briefs can help with this.
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How Trauma Informs End-Of-Life Care

When Hospice News reached out to Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care last November requesting an interview with an expert on trauma-informed end-of-life care, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Timothy Ihrig recommended longtime Crossroads Cleveland Site Medical Director Dr. Walter George.
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How to Reposition a Bedbound Patient

When caring for a loved one at home, a family caregiver will need to learn some routine caregiving skills that will help keep their loved one comfortable. One important skill is how to reposition a bed-bound patient. You may have never thought about how to turn an adult over in bed before, but lying in one position can cause painful pressure injuries.
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How to Volunteer from Home During the Pandemic

This past year has been a difficult one. We have all had to adjust our lifestyles from work to school to entertainment to protect ourselves and our communities. These changes have been hard on many people. But there are many ways to help and show support for others from the safety of home as a volunteer.

Snowman Candle: Activities for Dementia Patients

Winter months stuck in the house can be tedious. Simple crafts can be an easy way to break up the day and engage your loved one with dementia. This simple snowman candle craft turns everyday items from around the house into a cute decoration. It creates a shared fun activity and adds a bit of light to dark winter days.
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Getting Your Healthcare Future in Order for 2021

A new year is a great reason to both reflect on the past and plan for the future. Many people may feel that they only need to make short-term goals and lighthearted resolutions. But the truth is that everyone — chronically-ill individuals and healthy young people alike — should be making a serious plan for their healthcare and related finances. While this may sound daunting and confusing, setting up advance directives and powers of attorney are simple and organized ways to do just that.