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Blog: Hospice Views

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How Palliative Care Supports Dialysis Patients

Our kidneys are part of our body's filtration system. When they are functioning properly, they filter waste and extra water out of our blood to make urine. This helps to control our chemical levels and blood pressure. It also keeps our bones healthy and helps our body produce red blood cells to carry fresh oxygen throughout our body.
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Community Generosity Makes Gift of a Day Events Possible

As a Gift of a Day coordinator with Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care, I am so blessed to have a job where we give our patients the gift of a perfect day to do whatever they wish. I am told “thank you” so often for the great Gift of a Day events we provide for our patients, but we could not make these events so special without the generosity of our community.
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Crossroads Comfort: Pain Management Through Palliative Care

As healthcare professionals, we can sometimes underestimate the need for pain management in certain patient populations. We seem to grasp the need for effective pain management in hospice patients, burn victims and post-surgical patients, but in other areas, such as palliative care, we can miss the opportunity to do our best work as “healthcare professionals” and dramatically improve a patient’s quality of life by effectively controlling their pain.
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Hospice Volunteer Makes a Special Bond

Volunteers for Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care come into our hospice patients’ lives at a unique time. Some, like Pat, quickly form incredible bonds with their patients.
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When is Haldol the Right Choice?

Haldol has received the label of a “bad” drug, but the World Health Organization has deemed it one of 20 essential medications in end-of-life care. It is the drug of choice in hospice for the treatment of terminal agitation and delirium.