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Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - November 2021

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Holiday Gifts for People in Mourning

When someone is mourning the loss of a loved one, the holidays can be especially difficult. It’s hard to imagine going through all of the holiday traditions without that precious person. If someone you know is struggling with grief during the holidays, you may be asking yourself how to acknowledge their loss while still showing your love with a gift.
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Holiday Gifts for Hospice Patients

When your loved one is receiving hospice care, you know every moment is precious. It’s natural to want to share a thoughtful gift with your loved one, but it can be a challenge to figure out what to give a dying person. We’ve put together some hospice patient gift ideas designed to lift spirits while honoring their legacy or catering to their comfort.
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Giving Thanks for Our Staff

Everyday at Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care, we are surrounded by a team of people who are committed to each other and to providing the very best in patient care. This Thanksgiving, we’re most thankful for this special group of people who continue to pour their heart and soul into each day.
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How Staying Connected Can Help with Holiday Loneliness

Many families have adjusted to the reality of not seeing each other as much over the last two years. Grandparents haven’t been able to visit grandchildren like they used to, and large gatherings, like family reunions or holiday celebrations, feel like distant memories.
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Photo Coasters: Activities for Dementia Patients

As we approach Thanksgiving, it can be an emotionally charged time for those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other dementia. While families cherish their time together, they can see precious moments and memories slipping away.
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Volunteer Spotlight: Anne Marie McGinnis

To complete her Graduate Certificate in Gerontology, interning full time for a full school year was a requirement. With a budding interest in end-of-life care, Anne Marie McGinnis was placed at Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care in Philadelphia, a provider she “hadn’t known about.” Her internship was considered volunteering because it was unpaid service.
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