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Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights

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Gift of a Day: The Power of Song

Patient Carole Rehagen was an opera singer who loved to share her talents until Parkinson’s Disease robbed her of her voice. For her Gift of a Day, her Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care team arranged for an opera singer to perform for her.
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Dayton Dancers Delight: A Crossroads Gift of a Day

Once a dancer, always a dancer. There are Pinterest pages, websites and blogs with this title. There’s even a whole set of memes. But long before the phrase was a hashtag, LauraBell Hess was a dancer. In the 1930s and ‘40s, Hess trained and danced ballet professionally.
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Nurses: Superheroes in Scrubs

With scrubs instead of capes and stethoscopes as their weapons of choice, superhero nurses are fighting for good health every day. Thankfully, there are a lot of them to help in times of need. Nursing is the largest healthcare profession in the United States – with more than 3 million registered nurses nationwide
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Palliative Care: Navigating Cancer Treatment

For many cancer patients, it’s the side effects to cancer treatments that cause the most disruption to their daily lives. “Palliative care is a partnership. We address those side effects to provide the patient with the highest possible quality of life while their oncologist or hematologist focuses on treating the cancer itself,” says Dr. Jared Dirks, Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care Medical Director.