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Blog: Hospice Views

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Understanding End-of-Life Visions

When reading about signs and symptoms of end of life, there are many clinical descriptions: changes in breathing, mottling, decreased intake of fluid and food. One sign often stands out as being decidedly not clinical: visions before death. Yet, if you ask anyone working in end-of-life care about this, they’ll assure you that it is a common occurrence.
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Remembering Dame Cicely Saunders: Founder of Hospice

For many in the modern hospice movement, the name Dame Cicely Saunders carries a level of respect akin to that of Florence Nightingale or Clara Barton. Saunders is widely regarded as a key founder of modern hospice programs as well as one of the first leading advocates for palliative care to help ensure patients with terminal illnesses are treated with compassion and respect.
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Heat and Heart Disease: Summer Care Tips for Seniors

With summer comes many outdoor activities and opportunities for fun. It also means the rising of body temperatures, which causes the heart to pump blood faster to keep a person cool. For people with heart disease, it’s more important during summer than any other season to take extra care of their heart health.
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Up & Away: A Hot Air Balloon Gift of a Day

The wind was quiet in the pre-dawn hours, and Reta Warren’s Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care team got word that her Gift of a Day was a go. Weather conditions were ideal to make 96-year-old Reta’s life-long dream of a hot air balloon ride come true.