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Blog: Hospice Views

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A Hospice Patient’s Letter To Santa

Dear Santa, The holidays have always been a special time for me. No matter what has happened in the months prior to Christmas, I have always looked forward to the season at the end of the year as one of pure joy. Family, friends, and the exchanging of gifts fill these fond memories of mine....
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Five Gifts for a Sick Relative

Let's face it. There's no good time to be sick, but being sick around the holidays can be especially hard. Whether your loved one is newly diagnosed with a serious illness or has been dealing with chronic illness for some time, a thoughtful gift for a sick relative can be a nice pick-me-up.
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Cremation: What You Need To Know

The popularity of cremation continues to rise in the United States. According to the Cremation Association of North America, the cremation rate in the United States continued its rise in 2015 with 48.6% of all families choosing cremation over a traditional burial.
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Gift of Comfort Whenever You Need It

You'll hear the familiar song in church or as you walk through the mall this holiday season singing "tidings of comfort and joy." These words take on new meaning for those living with a life-limiting illness this holiday season. Give patients the gift of comfort by setting up a consultation with Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care and help them experience less stress and more quality time with the people they love.
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Holiday Survival Tips For Families Dealing With Dementia

Holidays can be a bittersweet time for families dealing with dementia. At a time when most families are gathering together to celebrate their holiday traditions, families caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia are struggling with the pressures of caring for someone who is slowly fading away.
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Five Thoughtful Gifts For Family Caregivers

Caregivers come in all shapes and sizes. They might be a son or daughter caring for an aging parent. They might be a spouse nursing their partner through a challenging illness. They could be a mother or father caring for a sick child. They could even be a devoted friend.