Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights

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This Gift of a Day Was Worlds of Fun

Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care patient Dale Edwards loves roller coasters and wanted to spend his Gift of a Day getting a “rush” from all the rides. A trip to Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, MO was the perfect outing for this thrill seeker.
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Communicating With Dementia Patients Who Don’t Know Your Name

Perhaps no caregiving situation can be more challenging than doing so for a loved one with dementia. Communicating with dementia patients can be difficult, and even more so when it’s your mother, father, grandparent or someone else close to you who doesn’t even remember your name in a particular moment.
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Gift of a Day: Start Your Engines

Roger Good is a huge National Hot Rod Association fan. He loves the roar of the engines and the smell of the Nitro. For his Gift of a Day, we took a very special trip to see the races.
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Happy 105th Birthday

Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care joined in the celebration of Willie Mae Franklin's 105th Birthday today in St. Louis, MO. Her family came together with Crossroads staff and the Royal Oaks Nursing Facility staff members to sing a lively rendition of "Happy Birthday!"
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Certified Nursing Assistants: Everyday Superheroes

Certified nursing assistants are superheroes with gentle hands, encouraging words and compassionate hearts supporting patients when they need it most. Of all members of our hospice and palliative care team, certified nursing assistants are the ones who provide the most hands-on end-of-life care to our patients.