Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights

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Tips for Living with Congestive Heart Failure

Heart failure affects nearly 6 million Americans, and in honor of heart month, we’d like to talk about congestive heart failure (CHF).CHF is a condition that requires extensive daily management. As a result, it impacts not only the patient, but also his or her family and friends. Without careful monitoring, your loved one can end up with symptoms that often result in hospitalization. However, daily monitoring of dietary restrictions, weight, and blood pressure can minimize CHF flare-ups.
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Happy 71st Anniversary, Mr. & Mrs. Carter

Few couples demonstrate the Valentine’s Day spirit of enduring love better than Crossroads patient Ella Mae Carter and her husband Waymon “Doc” Carter. This year, the Crossroads team helped them to celebrate their 71stwedding anniversarytogether at the Highlands of Memphis. Ella and Waymon married on February 9, 1942. Ten months later, their first son was born. The proud papa spent a mere three days with his newborn before he went off to war and didn’t return for three years.
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Volunteer Spotlight: Lory Martinez and Ellie

We often use superlatives when describing volunteers, such as: Great! Wonderful! The best! A god-send! The most reliable! Talented! These superlatives are an apt description of SUPER volunteer Lory Martinez. Lory has been with the Memphis team for two and a half years, and she has more than exceeded expectations.
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Dayton Green Team gives MORE

A little after midnight, Dayton Assistant Clinical Director Colleen Flaum received an email from the call center requesting a return call to the son of Catherine Smith. The son told her that he had begged and borrowed enough money to get to Dayton from Somerset, KY. His mother had passed away just a few hours prior to his arrival.
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HeartLink: When You Need Us Most

It’s 3 a.m. and you wake up feeling like you can’t breathe; the oxygen just isn’t working. You are so tired and not looking forward to another drive in the snow and a two-hour wait in the emergency room at the hospital – for the third time this month. You’re so scared, though, that you can’t breathe right, and don’t feel that you have any other choices. Crossroads Hospice can help.