Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights

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3 Things to Know About Scattering Ashes

Almost half of all families in the United States now choose cremation over a traditional burial. Despite this rising population, there are still many questions and misconceptions about the cremation process and, in particular, how to handle the cremated remains once they are received.
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Patient heads Strait to Vegas for Magical Gift of a Day

Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care patient Linda Cooper is a serious George Strait fan. His music seems to always be playing in her house. Yet, she’s never seen him live. She’s also a serious traveler. In fact, she’s visited all 50 states. Yet , somehow in all her travels, she never made it to Vegas. Her Gift of a Day was the perfect chance to make both of these dreams come true.
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When Is Hospice Called?

If a person is in a situation that has them asking “when is hospice called?” the answer is likely now. Studies continue to show that many terminally ill patients are not referred to hospice until the final week of life. This delay means that both patients and caregivers struggle to control symptoms and pain on their own. Meanwhile, help is just a phone call away.
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3 Ways to Manage Caregiver Resentment

According to the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP report Caregiving in the U.S., approximately 43.5 million Americans will provide unpaid care to an adult or child this year. These family caregivers are performing a wide range of caregiving tasks. Everything from running errands and food preparation to assistance with eating, dressing, walking, and personal care to administering medication and clinical care, they are doing.