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Blog: Hospice Views

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Puzzle Prevention

Picture this: you’re enjoying your morning coffee, filling out the crossword puzzle in the newspaper, and you come across this clue: A way to stay mentally stimulated (7 letters). What’s the answer?
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Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

Summer is a time for trips to the beach, picnics and other fun outdoor activities. But summer’s heat can also be a danger to seniors. Over 70% of heat deaths are adults age 50 and older, according to the National Weather Service.
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Humor in the Grieving Process

“One of the things I’ve always noticed and been inspired by has been the appropriate timing and use of humor with patients and families.” Ron Davis has been working as a Support Services Director at Crossroads Hospice for a little over two years now, and he says that humor and laughter, in his experience, have always been the best antidotes in the grieving process.
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Is a POLST plan for your hospice patients?

There is a growing awareness about the need for primary care providers, patients and families to discuss the range of options that are available when it becomes clear a patient is not going to recover from an illness or condition.