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Blog: Hospice Views

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A Decade of Volunteer Service

When Betty Thompson’s mother was ill, she turned to hospice to help provide care. “They were so good with her,” she remembers. Once she retired, she was looking for a way to give back and came across a blurb in the local paper about volunteering with Crossroads Hospice.
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Breast Cancer Beyond October

Did you know that every year, about 65 percent of Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s efforts are supported directly by donations from corporate partners and grassroots fundraisers? Without these gifts, LBBC could not provide programs and services—at little or no cost—to those in need.
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What Medications Do Hospice Patients Receive?

When a loved one is ready for hospice, families often have a hard time imagining how they’ll pay for thecost of care. Many families are not aware that medications for management of symptoms due to terminal illnesses are provided as part of the hospice benefit. There is no cost to the patient. So what medications are included? We break it down for you so that you know what your family can expect.
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5 Ways Physicians Can Give the Gift of Comfort This Holiday Season

The holidays—no matter which ones you celebrate—are a time for festivity and family. That’s why it can be hard when you’re working with a terminally ill patient. Everyone wants to be home for the holidays—and enjoy being there. Crossroads Hospice helps patients and families experience less stress and more quality time all year round, but at this very special time of year, we know how important it is for families to be together. Healthcare providers can give the gift of comfort by referring their terminally ill patients to Crossroads. Top 5 reasons why Crossroads Hospice is good for the holidays:
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At-A-Glance: December is AIDS Awareness Month

Today marks the beginning of AIDS Awareness Month, a key opportunity to remind ourselves of the dangers posed by the disease, to celebrate victories in combating against the illness and to remember those that have suffered and continue to suffer from HIV and AIDS. Throughout December, organizations across the world will join together to educate, commemorate and work toward a cure.
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Community Nurse Educator Sherry White: A Compassionate Communicator

Social work and counseling were early career choices for Sherry White, but after several years caring for seniors in assisted living facilities and nursing homes, she took a cue from encouraging co-workers and pursued her passion for nursing. With the degree under her belt, Sherry began to climb the career ladder from floor nurse to director of nursing. With a knack for managing teams, Sherry was often tasked with administrative roles, but found herself searching for more.