Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights

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Celebrating a “Papa” of Kansas City Jazz

Father’s Day is a time for us to honor our dads and celebrate their influence on our lives. We often show our appreciation through special tributes to their loving support. Crossroads Hospice recently honored a “Papa” of another kind with a remarkable gift that resulted in a night to remember for one beloved musician.
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Elder Abuse: How to Recognize the Signs

This weekend, I was at my local mall and was saddened — and admittedly a bit angered — by an incident I witnessed. While In the food court I noticed an elderly lady, I am guessing in her 80s, using her cane and making her way with her food over to the only empty table.
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Real Heroes Wear Dog Tags: Honoring Our Veterans on Flag Day

Over the next five weeks, Crossroads will be celebrating veterans in a series dubbed, “Real Heroes Wear Dog Tags”. This series will reaffirm the importance of all our servicemen and women, and also remind us why we celebrate holidays like Memorial Day, Flag Day, Veterans Day, and of course, July 4th. We kick-off with a brief explanation behind Flag Day, one of the most honored holidays for our Real Heroes.
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At-A-Glance: June is Men’s Health Month

With Father’s Day just days away on June 16th, many of us are taking time to think of the perfect gift for Dad this year. But now is also a good time to consider ways to help protect Dad’s health so he can enjoy many more Father’s Days with family.
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At-A-Glance: May is Stroke Awareness Month

Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in America, claiming over 137,000 lives each year. A major cause of long-term adult disability, these “brain attacks” occur due to blood clots or broken blood vessels that interrupt the vital flow of blood and oxygen to the brain. When brain damage occurs, abilities such as speech, movement or memory may be impaired. Some people recover completely, but more than 2/3 of survivors face some type of disability. Currently, there are seven million stroke survivors over the age of 20 in the United States.