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Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights

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Crossroads Among Nation’s Best Care in Final Days

Deciding which hospice program is the best option to help care for a family member or loved one can be a very daunting and emotional challenge. How do you begin to make such a decision? What are the key questions one should ask in comparing hospice programs? How can a consumer determine how one hospice measures up against another?
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New Quality Measures: Crossroads Top 5 In Patient Visits

Earlier this year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) instituted a new set of quality measures designed to help consumers compare different providers while doing hospice care research. The goal is to increase the level of transparency in regard to the quality of care provided by Medicare certified hospice agencies throughout the nation. At Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care, we welcome this development.
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New Changes To Medicare In 2017

Medicare provides coverage to more than 55 million Americans. It is the cornerstone of healthcare insurance for people age 65 and older, people with disabilities under age 65, and those suffering from end-stage renal disease. Each year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) make changes to the plan. Medicare recipients should be aware of three new changes to Medicare in 2017.
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Three Resolutions for Those Facing Chronic Illness

The regular holiday hustle and bustle is stressful enough, but when you add a serious chronic illness to the mix, life can be extra challenging. The cut-and-paste New Year's resolutions we all fall back on like "lose weight" might apply to your situation, but there are a few other resolutions for those facing chronic illness we'd like you to consider.
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Giving Your Family the “Gift of Knowing” in 2017

You know it's important. It's on the to-do list...right after "Get the Kids to Soccer" and just before "Clean Out the Garage." But if you're like most people, it's one of those tasks that is easy to push off. “No one's sick right now,” you reason. We'll make sure this gets done next month, and then another year goes by and you're nowhere closer to completing an advance directive or medical power of attorney.