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Blog: Hospice Views

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How to Tell Your Child You Have a Terminal Illness

One of the most difficult things a parent could ever have to do is share their terminal diagnosis with their child. No matter what the age, children depend on their parents to provide a sense of stability in their lives. Learning that a parent is dying is difficult even for adults, but it can be especially devastating for younger children. A few simple “dos” and “don’ts” in communicating this unfortunate reality can help to support children through terminal illness.
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Hospice Transitioning: From Hospital to Home

For many terminally ill individuals, there is a strong desire to die at home with their family. Hospice transitioning from the hospital to home offers patients and their families the support needed to manage symptoms in the home. Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care works with the hospital staff and primary care physicians to make the hospice transition easy for the family.
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Apron Craft: Activities for Dementia Patients

Sharing a meal together is a beautiful part of family life. Unfortunately, when someone in the family has Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia, mealtime can be difficult. Matriarchs who delighted in cooking may no longer be able to prepare meals independently and, as dementia becomes more severe, they may even forget when and how to eat altogether.
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What Hospice Support is Available for Stroke Patients?

A stroke, or a cerebrovascular accident, occurs when blood flow is cut off to an area of the brain. The oxygen-starved brain cells begin to die, causing an individual to lose the abilities controlled by that area of the brain such as memory or muscle control.
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Nurses Week: Behind the Scenes With Crossroads Nurses

It takes a very special person to become a hospice nurse. At Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care, we are very lucky to have some of the most dedicated and compassionate people in healthcare working to serve our patients. For Nurses Week, we sat down with a few of them to ask some of the most frequently asked questions about hospice nursing.