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Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights

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2018 Gift of a Day Highlights

What would you do on your perfect day? That’s what we ask our patients. Then our team gets to work making it happen as their Gift of a Day, a unique service provided by Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care designed to bring joy to patients and their families.
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Congestive Heart Failure: Symptoms & Causes

Congestive heart failure is a chronic progressive condition, sometimes called simply “heart failure” or “CHF.” This condition causes fluid to build up around the heart, limiting its ability to pump efficiently. When a person’s heart ventricles don’t pump enough blood volume to the body, blood and other fluids back up inside their lungs, liver, abdomen, and lower extremities.
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Gifts for Someone with Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia are progressive diseases that slowly destroy memory and other mental skills. When a loved one has dementia, the most important thing to do is keep them comfortable, happy, and safe. Small gifts for someone with dementia can brighten their day and provide extra stimulation.
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Give the Gift of Comfort this Holiday Season

There’s no place like home for the holidays. When facing a terminal illness, that’s exactly where most patients tell us they want to be. Not stuck in a hospital. Not running back and forth to the emergency room. But home, surrounded by the people they love. Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care helps make this possible for families by providing the gift of comfort.
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Gift Ideas for Someone with Cancer

When a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, it’s natural to want to give them a little gift to lift their spirits and let them know that you are thinking of them. When buying gifts for someone who has cancer, it’s nice to give them something useful that doesn’t remind them that they are sick.