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Blog: Hospice Views

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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.
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Two Years After “The Talk”: What Now?

Since January 1, 2016, Medicare has reimbursed physicians for time spent engaged in conversations with their patients about advance care planning and their end-of-life wishes. How successful has the effort been? In many ways, it depends on who you ask.