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Blog: Hospice Views

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HeartLink: Your Partner in Managing Congestive Heart Failure at Home

The symptoms of congestive heart failure can sneak up on you. The tiredness, shortness of breath, and cough feel like a bad cold that you just can’t shake. Then one night, the coughing becomes too much. You’re gasping for breath and your family is rushing you to the ER where you get the news that this is no ordinary cold. You have congestive heart failure.
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Police K-9 Units Give Hospice Patient a Perfect Day

Crossroads Hospice patient Larry Walker has loved German Shepherds ever since he was a little boy and had one of his own for a pet. As Larry grew up, he came to admire them even more because of the way police K-9 units were able to train them to assist in police work – capturing and restraining perpetrators, sniffing out narcotics, protecting their human colleagues and citizens from violent attacks, and more.
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What Can Recent Celebrity Deaths Teach Us?

With the fresh smell of 2017 looming, it’s not uncommon to reflect upon the kind of legacy the year prior has left behind. For one thing, American society lost a number of its beloved celebrities – people who touched hearts with both their lives and their art. It was one of the most prolific years in recent memory for celebrity deaths; with people like Prince, David Bowie, and Muhammad Ali all passing on.
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Ending Life Support: How Do You Know When It's Time?

When should life support be discontinued, honoring a patient’s right to refuse medical intervention? That’s the million-dollar question. Unfortunately, determining when to educate the patient or caregiver on when to say enough is enough and subsequently exercise this right remains an agonizing part of being a healthcare professional.