Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights

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Dayton Volunteers of the Quarter: The Tschirharts

Whenever Crossroads Hospice volunteer Jim Tschirhart paid her a visit, he always made a point of telling her how beautiful she looked. On this particular day, she was getting ready for a birthday party and he helped her put on a special necklace.
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Patient Throws Opening Pitch at Kansas City Royals Game

Twelve-year-old Hayden White has dreams of becoming a sports broadcast journalist. The Osawatomie, KS resident pays as much attention to the play-by-play commentary as he does to the stars of his favorite teams on the field. To celebrate Hayden’s passion for sports, Crossroads Hospice staff organized his Gift of a Day: VIP treatment at a Kansas City Royals Game, including throwing the first pitch to his father, Erik.
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Making Time for Your Health While Caring for Others

Crossroads Hospice is recognizing Women’s Health to raise awareness of preventable health problems and empower women to make their health a priority. According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, more than half of caregivers are female. Many put the needs of their spouses, children, parents and other loved ones before their own – allowing health and wellness to take a backseat. From scheduling regular checkups to getting enough sleep, there are simple steps women can take to improve their health and lower risks of certain diseases.