Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights

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How Our Country Can Better Support Seniors in a Pandemic

As much of the world has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, nursing homes have been among the hardest hit. Due to the panic and confusion that was brought along with the virus, many facilities had locked out care teams like Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care, preventing us from providing our necessary work. These precautions were an effort to contain the virus and prevent transmission — but these services should have been considered essential.
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Pandemic Precautions for Caregivers

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way people do just about everything. Those caring for seniors with chronic or terminal illnesses are no exception – especially considering that seniors are at much greater risk to serious illness from the virus.
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Celebrities with Multiple Sclerosis: What Can We Learn?

Most people have heard about Multiple Sclerosis (MS), but unless you are affected by the condition, you may not know much about the diagnosis, symptoms, and potential treatments. As of March of last year, researchers estimated the number of Americans diagnosed with MS to be 1 million. Not only that, but women are three times more likely to be diagnosed than men.
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How to Tell the Story of Your Life

Many people wish they could write a memoir or record a loved one’s stories, but getting started can be intimidating. Writer Jessica Burch demystifies the experience, helping families using a process she calls “life writing.”