Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights

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Managing Swelling and Edema at End of Life

Edema is the abnormal buildup of fluid in the body. Congestive heart failure, cancer, and liver, kidney, or thyroid disease can cause this fluid to build-up in the lungs, stomach, or extremities. Certain medications or eating a diet high in salt can also cause edema or exasperate the condition. Proper edema management can help to control this condition.
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Easter Egg Bunny: Activities for Dementia Patients

Living with dementia can be a very lonely experience. Individuals with dementia tend to stop pursuing regular activities and pastimes due to memory or mobility issues or because they lack the confidence to leave their homes out of fear of becoming lost, confused, or stigmatized.
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Everything Your Hospice Team Needs to Know

Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care comes to the patient whether they are in a nursing home, assisted living facility, or his or her own home. This allows the patient to remain where they are most comfortable while a team of hospice professionals supports the care being provided by family or facility caregivers.
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What is a For-Profit Hospice?

When selecting a hospice care provider, patients and their families have a lot of factors to consider. Some of these factors have a profound impact on the patient’s care.
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Community Resources for Family Caregivers

Caregiving is more than just lending a helping hand. Sometimes, caregivers are the only form of mental and physical support to those facing a life-limiting illness or health complication. Other times, caregiving is simply picking up a prescription for a neighbor in need. Are you a caregiver?