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Blog: Hospice Views

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Women, Kickoff Your Heart Health

We are living in a great time of medical advances. They have increased our life expectancy by 10 years—and cardiovascular advances account for seven of the 10 years. Despite these gains, cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the largest killer of Americans and individuals worldwide. In absolute numbers: more women than men die on an annual basis because of this disease and this includes the United States.
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Piano Concert Sounds Like The Perfect Day

As a former student of Philadelphia’s Academy of Music, Rita Peed spent years mastering the piano. Now a Crossroads Hospice patient in Springfield, PA her love for the instrument hasn’t diminished. Unfortunately, the piano she owns fell out of tune and went unused. When Peed had the chance to plan her “Gift of a Day,” she decided to change that.
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What Can You Do for Others?: Try Volunteering!

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'" – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Twenty years ago, the federal government asked Americans to change the way they looked at the third Monday in January. Traditionally honored as the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, legislation—known as the King Holiday and Service Act—encouraged Americans to use their day off from work into a day of citizen action and volunteer service.
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The Gift of Giving Back

Volunteers come to us from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Ann Simmons was a caregiver for a church friend for eight years. She then became the caregiver for her own mother who was on Crossroads Hospice’s service in Memphis for eight months.
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Acceptance Leads to Better Understanding of Alzheimer’s Patients

"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." — Albert Einstein For those of you caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease, does this quote strike a chord? You’re not alone. Caregivers of patients with dementia issues are often frustrated by the repetitive nature of their patient’s illness.