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Blog: Hospice Views

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Hospice Patient Sings Along to Alan Jackson's "Remember When"

Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care patient Steve Owens is a huge country music fan and especially loves Alan Jackson. For his Gift of a Day, we arranged for Steve and his daughters to attend Alan Jackson's Honky Tonk Highway Tour's stop at the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena in Independence, MO.
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A Matchmaker for Hospice Volunteers

Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match! When a prospective hospice volunteer contacts us, they do so because they have a big heart and want to make a difference in their community. It’s our team of skilled volunteer managers who talk to them about their skills, interests, and availability and find the perfect volunteer match for them here at Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care.
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Valentine Candle: Activities for Dementia Patients

The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that 5.5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Many of these people have loving spouses acting as their primary caregivers. After decades of building a life together, they find themselves caring for a life partner who may no longer remember their name.
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Are Cardiologists Underusing Hospice?

With February being American Heart Month, the connection between heart disease and hospice carries a much greater sense of urgency. All the better, some say. Several recent studies have begun to cast light on what many medical professionals – particularly those in the field of palliative care – view as a perplexing problem. That problem is the perception that cardiologists are more likely than other specialists to avoid recommending hospice and palliative care for their patients.
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What is Terminal Restlessness?

When an individual is nearing their final days, terminal restlessness is a common symptom. Terminal restlessness (sometimes called terminal agitation) includes anxiety, agitation and confusion. These signs are more intense than simple mood changes and can be very troubling for family members.
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4 End-Of-Life Podcasts Worth a Listen

Here at Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care, we strive to be a source of the utmost comfort and care for those approaching end of life. In addition to that, on the Crossroads Family Caregiver Blog, we strive to be a source of information for those wanting to educate themselves on the end-of-life experience and how hospice and palliative care can help to guide a person through it.