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Blog: Hospice Views

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Ten Years of Giving Back

As a young girl in junior choir, Lucy Haddock would sing at nursing homes. As she got older and had children of her own, she took them to visit nursing homes, too.

I always had a calling toward older people and thought I’d like to volunteer in that area when my kids were older,” says Lucy. Ten years ago, that opportunity presented itself in a newspaper blurb about a new hospice in the Atlanta area that was looking for volunteers. Lucy called the number and has been volunteering with Crossroads Hospice ever since.
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Ultimate Gift Brings Patient a World of Music

Blind herself, Beatrice Pfeiffer dedicated her adult life to teaching the piano to others who cannot see. She loved to show her students that a whole world could exist through music, one that they could enjoy without seeing the instrument in front of them.
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The Hospice Interview Process: Key Questions to Ask Before Selecting Your Hospice Provider

With so many options available, finding the best hospice provider for your loved one can be overwhelming. On the one hand, all hospices are required to offer a base level of care and services to their patients. On the other, every hospice approaches these services differently and while some providers go above and beyond for their patients, others do only what is required.
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How Teens Grieve

The day my dad was rushed to the hospital with a ruptured aortic aneurysm, I was 14 years old. I was in eighth grade. I got to see him before the surgery and the doctors said it was an “easy fix.”
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Volunteer Makes a Connection Through Old Photos

A black-and-white photo of the Delaware River in New Hope, Pennsylvania, creates a spark of recognition for Mary, an Alzheimer’s patient who lived her entire life in the picturesque town. She begins to tell a story about a childhood swim.