Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights

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5 Questions to Ask When Diagnosed with a Serious Illness

Even if a patient has had suspicions that their nagging pain or lingering illness has deeper implications, an actual diagnosis of a serious illness can send their mind reeling. It’s normal to have an emotional response to a serious diagnosis. It’s also normal for a patient to miss some of the doctor’s explanation as they cope with this new information.
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5 Great Experiences to Gift Senior Citizens

It can be hard to buy gifts for seniors. Many of them seem to have everything. In some cases, they may even be focused on downsizing. So even perfectly lovely gifts may no longer have a place in their home.
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Local Radio Personality Shares Her Hospice Experience

“Remember, you can do it!” “Keep good thoughts and a positive attitude.” Those are words of wisdom to other seniors and their families who are considering hospice from 92-year-old Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care patient Dene Liott of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, a well-known local TV talk show host and advocate for senior citizens and issues of aging.
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Gifts for a Loved One in a Long-Term-Care Facility

When a loved one is in assisted living, a thoughtful gift is a great way to show that you are thinking of them. However, gifts for someone in a long-term-care facility can be tricky because they don’t have a lot of space to store and display gifts.
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Holiday Gift Ideas for Hospice Patients

When a loved one is terminally ill, it’s natural to want to shower them with your love and support. But coming up with hospice gift ideas can still be a struggle. Gifts for hospice patients should demonstrate your love and an acknowledgement of their style and personality.
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What We're Thankful For

The staff, volunteers, and leadership team of Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care have so much to be grateful for this Thanksgiving. We asked a few members of our team to share what they’re thankful for this year.