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Blog: Hospice Views

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St. Teresa's Students Give Back

Students from St. Teresa's Academy joined us this week to volunteer with our patients. Once they completed the required training, they had many different opportunities to spend time with our patients.
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Bringing Hospice to Prisons: A Founder’s Story

“There are so many people dying in prison and they are dying in huge numbers,” says Jane Moore, CEO of Missouri Hospice and Palliative Care Association. “We have this aging prison population that nobody is really prepared to deal with. Prisons are not set up to handle a dementia patient who can’t figure out how to get to roll call [and other things like that].”
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Live Chat: Hospice Care is Just a Click Away

In today’s busy world, it can be hard to find time to make a phone call, especially during the day, during business hours. When you need help or information about hospice, the Crossroads Hospice After Hours Care Team is available by live chat 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
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Role Reversal: The Transition from Child to Caregiver

When we are born, the first caregiver you meet is your parent. You open your big eyes and stare right at the person who has carried you for the last nine months. You cry because it’s cold. Your parent wraps you up and holds on tight, keeping you nice and warm.
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Five Quick Points About Congestive Heart Failure

Your eye flutters open. It's early in the morning, and you're awake, but you feel weak and don't want to leave the bed. You're thirsty, but getting up and pouring a glass of water takes some mental preparation. You know that if you do it, you'll be winded and tired by the time you get to the kitchen. Your whole body feels like a rock -- heavy, dense and hard to move.
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Spiritual Care is a Team Effort

Great hospice care requires excellent teamwork. Hospice exemplifies transdisciplinary care — a team approach wherein individual members have their own specialty. With this type of care, all members receive sufficient training from the other disciplines that enables them to recognize, to assess and to respond to needs across discipline lines. For example, addressing pain falls within the nurse’s discipline, yet all hospice team members can recognize and assess pain and then make the proper referral. The same holds true for spiritual care.