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Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights

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Debunking Common Hospice Myths and Misconceptions

Hospice care provides a team of healthcare professionals to care for terminally ill patients, both supporting the efforts of family caregivers and providing essential services. Yet, many families do not use hospice care or simply wait until it is too late. This is largely due to a number of common hospice myths and misconceptions.
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What Are the Different Types of Power of Attorney?

When a person becomes unable to make his or her own decisions due to health, injury, or any other forms of unfortunate circumstances, a power of attorney can be put into place to help their loved ones make important decisions on their behalf.
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Hopping Down the Bunny Trail with Volunteers Mr. & Mrs. Doll

“We’re just like all the other hospice volunteers,” Sharon Doll says. In some ways, that’s true. Sharon and Jack Doll are part of the Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care volunteer team, also known as Ultimate Givers. They regularly visit hospice patients, engaging them in conversation and companionship.
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Gift of a Day is a Knockout for this Former Boxer

Former boxer Darrell “Tyrone” Wren is a five-time Golden Glove Champion and an Olympic bronze medalist from Kansas City, MO. For his Gift of a Day, Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care teamed up with KC Golden Gloves to recognize him at the KC Golden Gloves Regional Championships.
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Family Caregiver Tax Deductions Everyone Must Consider

As the tax deadline looms, many family caregivers may be looking for last minute tax deductions to help ease their situations. For the layperson, tax law can be a very complex, even mind-boggling exercise. That’s why it’s always best to consult a tax attorney or accountant who understands how the tax laws affect a person’s unique situation.
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City Parade Makes a Perfect Day for a Hometown Hero

World War II Veteran and Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care patient Vernon Hunt has seen a lot during his 96 years. During the war, he served in the artillery and saw action during both D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge – as well as the eventual capture of Berlin.