Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights

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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.
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How to Make a Hospice Referral

Time is of the essence when referring patients to hospice care. Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care has made it easy to get hospice-eligible patients and their families the support they need as quickly as possible. Whether the hospice referral comes from a physician, a discharge planner, an assisted living facility or a family member, we offer same-day hospice admissions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
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When “There’s Nothing More to be Done,” We Get to Work

“There’s nothing more we can do.” It’s the news no family wants to hear and no physician wants to deliver. However, just because nothing more can be done to cure the patient, that doesn’t really mean there’s nothing more that can be done. In fact, Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care can do a lot to give terminally ill patients time for meaningful moments with their families.
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2018 Flu Outbreak: What You Need to Know

As you may be aware, there is widespread outbreak of influenza across much of the United States. The vaccine manufactured this year was less effective than they had hoped which may have impacted the severity of the outbreaks. Unfortunately, we are already seeing the effects in our communities.