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Blog: Hospice Views

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‘Santa’ Delivers the Gift of Recognition

When kids see him and his distinctive white beard, they call him “Santa.” It’s a name that fits even when it's trimmed short for summer. Although Ed Webb is more likely to arrive by car than a reindeer-driven sleigh, he brings a Santa-like generosity as a volunteer in the Crossroads Hospice Veteran Recognition program.
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Home Is Where the Heart (And the Peach Ice Cream) Is…

It’s been decades since Crossroads Hospice patient and Beavercreek, Ohio resident Jeanne Andrews has gotten all of her kids in one room. With jobs and families of their own that have them living as far away as Texas and Delaware, Andrews’ children haven’t been able to coordinate a family reunion with their mother in more than 40 years.
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One Smile at a Time

At Crossroads Hospice, we are all about creating the best possible experience for our patients, and our volunteering program is an important part of that. Our volunteers turn their time into meaningful, fulfilling moments by spending time with patients, sharing their talents, working on special projects, or helping out around the office. The more you smile, the better you feel because smiling boosts your immune system and releases endorphins and serotonin. We created “The Happiness Project,” a yearlong initiative, to create as many smiles for our patients as possible!
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Test Your Summer Safety Smarts

You wouldn’t know it by looking around you — back-to-school shopping has peaked and the summer clearance sales ended to make room for Christmas merchandise — but it’s only the seventh week of summer. With six weeks to go until fall, we aren’t even halfway. Despite the relatively cool and dry summer we are experiencing around the country, we want to be smart and be safe. Take this short quiz to test your summer safety smarts.
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A Team Effort: Social Workers in Hospice

When most people think of healthcare, they think of nurses and doctors, medicine and surgery. But the nature of caring for patients is far more complex. It takes a team of dedicated professionals, from clinical and administrative to service and support, to cover the full spectrum of patient care.