Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights

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Volunteer Spotlight: Big Personality in a Little Package

The town of Independence, MO, about 20 minutes east of Kansas City, is home to special Crossroads Hospice Volunteer that’s seen more than you can imagine and gives more of her time in a week than most do in a year. On Mondays from 11:30am to 1:00pm, you can drive by the local courthouse and in front of the Harry Truman statue, you’ll see her. She’s the tiny woman, delicately crocheting her latest project.
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Volunteer Spotlight: Finding Light After Loss

When Judi Bukaty's husband passed away, there was one thing she knew for sure. She was going to find a way to give back to those that had supported them during his final days.

So in June 2011, Bukaty signed up as a volunteer with Crossroads Hospice to serve alongside those who had taken care of her husband.
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Called To Care: Chaplain Maxine Anderson’s Mission to Do More

When a patient is on hospice care, one of the greatest gifts they can be given is an open heart. As the emotional turmoil mounts upon physical challenges, patients and their families need someone to comfort them, to hear their stories and questions: someone they can lean on during the toughest times. Every patient should have someone like Maxine Anderson.