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Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights

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How to Cope with the Death of a Friend

You can never really be prepared for the death of a close friend. When the news came that my dear friend Susan had passed away, it hit me like a punch to the stomach. Although she'd been fighting cancer for some time, there was no gradual decline. One week, she was hosting a house concert; the next, she was gone. The initial reeling shock of the news gave way to hyperventilating tears as soon as I could escape to my car.
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Seven Ways to Maintain Patient Dignity at End of Life

One of the greatest fears people have about dying is losing their sense of dignity and independence. Fortunately, the hospice care philosophy is built around respecting the patient and their wishes, providing each individual with the highest quality of life for however many days they have remaining. Maintaining patient dignity at end of life is paramount.
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Non-Slip Socks: Activities for Dementia Patients

Falls are the leading cause of injuries in all older adults. Furthermore, individuals with Alzheimer’s disease are twice as likely to suffer a fall and three times more likely to break a hip compared to those without dementia.
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A Swimmingly Colorful Day at the Cleveland Aquarium

Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care patient Russell Milkovich has always loved his fish – their bright, glistening colors, the way they move, the peace and tranquility that they provide as they swim in the tanks that he has kept since he was young.