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Blog: Hospice Views

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Fall Candle Jar: A Craft for Dementia Patients

Summer lingers on, but the ever-shorter days say that fall is just around the corner. Engage a loved one with dementia while decorating your home for the season with this easy-to-make Fall Candle Jar craft. As you prepare for fall, it’s also a good time to prepare for how the seasonal changes may increase sundowning for those with dementia.
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Crossroads Hospice Anniversary: Getting Better with Age

On September 1, 1995, Crossroads Hospice began auspiciously in the living room of a small house. It was there that my family and I decided that we would enter the hospice industry. When I think back to how we began, the people involved and combined experience of zero hours (in hospice or palliative care), it’s truly amazing to see what we have become as we reach the milestone of our 20th anniversary.
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What is the one thing you wish people knew about hospice?

As Crossroad Hospice approaches it's twentieth anniversary, we asked twenty people one question: What is the one thing you wish people knew about hospice? The responses came from all across our community including: nurses, social workers, office staff, volunteers, patients, and family members. One question. Twenty answers. One common refrain: hospice isn't really about dying.
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Dear Crossroads Hospice “Servants”

Crossroads Hospice considers it a privilege to serve our patients and their families. The cards and letters we receive always warm our hearts. We share this one with permission from the authors.
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Hospice Emergency Kits: What You Need to Know

As a patient on hospice, or the caregiver of a patient on hospice, you may have been provided with a “kit.” Each hospice will use a different title or name for the kit and the medications in these kits will vary by hospice. In some cases, this kit may vary based on the condition or disease that you or your loved one has. At Crossroads Hospice, we call this an Emergency Symptom Kit, better known as an E-Kit.