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Blog: Hospice Views

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Caring More Award Spotlight: Kiwi Popyk

At Crossroads Hospice, we know social workers have superpowers. They are fantastically flexible, immediately intuitive, prodigious problem solvers and terrifically tenacious, never letting go until they’ve found a solution.
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Caring More Award Spotlight: Katie Carter in Memphis

Social workers are a dedicated lot. At Crossroads Hospice, we see that every day both in our own social workers and in the many social workers we come into contact with at hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and in our patients’ homes. They are the doers and the fixers; the connectors that make care go more smoothly, help families connect and focus on the big picture of a patient’s life while executing on the details.
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Easter Bonnets: A Craft for Dementia Patients

Celebrated in the song by Irving Berlin, the Easter bonnet is part of the tradition of wearing new clothes at Easter. During hard economic times like the Great Depression, a new Easter bonnet was a luxury for families who were struggling.
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What is a Home Funeral?

When many of us think of a home funeral, we picture the traditional Irish Wake where the deceased is laid out in a room in their home, and family gathers to celebrate their life. In the U.S., this old tradition of home funerals is regaining popularity.
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A Sporting KC Fan's Final Wish

Patient Thephayonh “Lee” Promsenmuong has been a Sporting Kansas City fan since the team started in 1996. He loved attending their matches and frequently joined the KC Cauldron pregame tailgates. When we approached him about what his perfect day would be, he told us it would be attending one more Sporting KC match.