Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights

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End-of-Life Rallying: What is Terminal Lucidity?

As patients reach the end of life's journey, there are many unexpected feelings and occurrences that can arise for them, their caregivers, and their loved ones. Terminal lucidity is an end-of-life phenomenon that has left many families and caregivers puzzled.
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Making Memories at End of Life

“The moments we share are the memories we keep forever.” If you had one year left to live, how would you spend it? What about one month? Or one week? When most people are asked this question, they don’t talk about finishing up a project at work or buying new furniture. They talk about spending time doing what they love with the people that mean the most to them.
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Signs of Late-Stage Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States with one in five Americans developing skin cancer in their lifetime. The most common skin cancers are basal cell skin cancers and squamous cell skin cancers. Both tend to appear in sun-exposed areas, especially the head and neck, and both respond well to treatment and rarely spread to other parts of the body. The most dangerous form of skin cancer is melanoma.
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Celebrating the Freedom to Make Independent Choices

On Independence Day, our thoughts turn to freedom and the liberties we enjoy as Americans. But someone facing a terminal illness may feel anything but free. They may fear losing their independence, dignity, and freedom of choice to their illness. Or that their illness has robbed them of the ability to make decisions about their medical care. These are fairly common misconceptions about hospice and palliative care. At Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care, we know this couldn’t be farther from the truth.
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Understanding How Men Grieve

Men are supposed to be strong. That’s what society has told us for generations. Even as society’s expectations have gradually changed, many men still try to remain stoic even when they experience a deep, personal loss. Understanding how men grieve can help men understand their own emotions and help those who love them to provide the support they need in a difficult time.