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Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - January 2023


Treating Pruritus at End of Life

Pruritus (itching) is an irritating sensation that provokes an urge to scratch. It’s a fairly common symptom near the end of life. Understanding this symptom can help you treat it more effectively to provide comfort to the patient.
Cervical Cancer

Late-Stage Cervical Cancer Support

When detected early, cervical cancer responds well to treatment. However, a recent study found that late-stage cervical cancer cases are on the rise. This may be due to women skipping important screenings which has only increased during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Activities for Dementia Patients: Design Your Own Mugs

Winter can be an especially tough time when caring for a loved one with dementia. The cold temperatures and outdoor hazards often mean staying inside. The short, dark days can increase sundowning. All of which adds up to a lot of boredom and frustration. Crafts can break through that wall by adding some fun to the day.
Hospice Volunteer

4 Reasons to Become a Hospice Volunteer

If you’re looking for a new way to serve your community, volunteering at Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care is a great place to start. Hospice volunteers find the experience to be rewarding and uplifting as they see the difference they make in the lives of terminally-ill patients in their community.