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Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights

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Retired Akron Arts Teacher Returns to Civic Theatre

Ninety-six-year-old Dorothy Miller of Akron, OH is one of the patients receiving end-of-life care from Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care in Akron. Dorothy devoted a lifetime to making an impact on the community of Akron, where she spent 31 colorful years as an Akron Public Schools art teacher – before the second act of her career with the Akron Civic Theatre.
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Romantic Gestures on Hospice

When someone you love is receiving hospice care, it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day concerns of caregiving. Your loving care is an incredible testament to your love, but romantic gestures are a wonderful reminder that you continue to view your spouse as the love of your life, not your patient.
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COVID-19 Doesn’t Stop Centennial Birthday Celebration

For many seniors, coronavirus has meant a period of isolation from friends and family. No meeting up for a cup of coffee. No trips to the barber shop. No visits. Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care patient Bernard Ott resides at the Inn at University Village in Massillon, Ohio.
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2019 Gift of a Day Round Up

There is a myth that hospice is always a short, sad time where every moment is focused on impending death. At Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care, we reject this notion – and instead we choose to focus on putting the LIFE in end-of-life, doing all we can to support the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing of our patients.
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Writing a Bucket List for the Terminally Ill

Great care is all about improving the quality of life for patients – physically, mentally, and spiritually. One activity that people often undertake in an effort to enhance their quality of life is writing a list of things they hope to do before they “kick the bucket.” Helping write a bucket list for the terminally ill can benefit both the patient and caregiver in various ways.
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3-Year-Old on Hospice Now an Honorary NFL Cheerleader

Three-year-old Lucy McCabe has been working on her somersault. The Philadelphia-area toddler is following in the footsteps of her big sister Molly. Six-year-old Molly has been a cheerleader for three years. She has already learned how to do a cartwheel and back walkover, and she enjoys showing her little sister the ropes.
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