Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights

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Veterans Continue to Serve by Volunteering for Hospice

There’s an old adage that says to truly understand someone, you have to walk in his shoes. That’s why Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care makes a special effort to recruit volunteers for hospice who have served in the military.
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“Code Blue” – It’s not a TV medical drama

I was binge watching some medical TV drama shows this weekend; time after time, a medical emergency would occur, and the nurse or doctor would swoop in and save the patient. This makes for great TV. Even as a nurse of 26 years, watching medical dramas is fun and entertaining.
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Upcoming Events for Veterans Day

At Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care, every day is Veterans Day. Throughout the year, we recognize the sacrifices that the men and women of the United States armed forces have made to defend our nation.
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Palliative Care that Packs a Punch

As a social worker who specializes in palliative care, I am always looking for the next best thing to offer patients who are living with a chronic and potentially life-limiting illness. Those resources surround the goals of managing or limiting symptoms, providing support and helping individuals live the fullest and highest quality lives possible. Most people associate the treatment of symptoms with medication and keeping someone comfortable. This may very well be the case for many illnesses, and their related symptoms, but I recently had my whole perspective turned upside down in regard to treating symptoms of one particular chronic illness: Parkinson’s disease.