Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights

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Pediatric End-of-Life Care – Compassion and Caring

Hospice and pediatrics? Really? Initially, I thought this was an oxymoron. Children are sweet and innocent, and should lead happy, carefree lives into adulthood. Unfortunately, we all know that this isn’t always the case. Some children get sick; some children are bornunhealthy; some are victims of accidents.
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Safety First At Any Age

A little embarrassing. A lot humbling. The youngest of our group of friends was turning 50 and we celebrated by dancing the entire evening. The next day was spent reclined and iced. The pain improved, but didn’t resolve, and I had to do things differently because mobility was restricted. Three months later it was time for knee surgery.
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Feeding Tubes: the Decision Process

At Crossroads Hospice, the comfort level of the patient’s family is as important as the care we provide for the patient. Our staff takes the time to sit down with the family, and educate them on a variety of topics and issues that may arise with hospice care.
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At-A-Glance: July is UV Safety Month

The sun’s rays are at their strongest during the summer when we spend the most time outside, leading to serious danger for our skin. July is UV Safety Month, a time when we raise awareness about the symptoms, risk factors and prevention techniques for skin cancer – the most common type of cancer in the United States.