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Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - March 2023

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The Role of the Hospice Medical Director

Hospice care is a specialized type of healthcare that focuses on providing comfort, support, and dignity to patients who are nearing the end of their lives. Hospice care is provided by a team of healthcare professionals, including nurses, aides, social workers, chaplains, bereavement coordinators, and volunteers. At the center of this team is the hospice medical director, a physician who plays a critical role in overseeing the care provided to hospice patients.
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How Crossroads Supports Vietnam Veterans

Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care is committed to providing compassionate end-of-life care to patients with life-limiting illnesses, including Vietnam Veterans. Veterans have unique needs and challenges related to their service, and we understand the importance of meeting those needs.
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How Hospice Supports Patients with Sepsis

When an infection in the body is not treated properly, sepsis can occur. Sepsis is dangerous for anyone, but when a patient already facing a serious illness contracts sepsis, it often leads to further decline. Hospice care can provide comfort and support to terminally ill patients who wish to spend their remaining time at home with their families.
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Why Starting Hospice Sooner Can Improve Quality of Life

Hospice care is a specialized form of medical care that is intended to provide comfort and support to individuals who are facing terminal illnesses. Unfortunately, many individuals do not receive hospice care until very late in their illness, often only in the last days or weeks of their life. Starting hospice sooner can improve quality of life for patients and their families.
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When a Healthcare Worker Becomes a Family Caregiver

Healthcare workers are trained to provide compassionate care to patients in need, but what happens when they are faced with the challenge of caring for a terminally-ill loved one? Caring for a terminally-ill loved one can be emotionally and physically taxing for anyone, but it can be especially difficult when a healthcare worker becomes a family caregiver.
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Does Morphine Speed Up Death in Hospice Patients?

Many people worry about the use of morphine in hospice care. Morphine is a powerful medication used in hospice care to manage pain and other symptoms in patients with life-limiting illness. While morphine is an effective pain reliever, misconceptions can cause patients and families to worry that morphine will speed up the dying process.
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