Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care

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Basic Information

Address: 2900 NE 60 St #150 Gladstone, MO
Phone Number: 8163895426
Fax Number: 816-389-5491
Director: Janet Hessenflow

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Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care
Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care
Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care
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Additional Information

Causes Served: end of life care
Clearances Required: No
Background Check: Yes
Population Served: those with a life limiting illness
Ages for Volunteer: 16+
Hours of Service: flexible
Minimum Hours Required: 45 min a wk or 1.5 every 2 weeks
Days of Service: 7
Mission Statement:

Crossroads is committed to being at the forefront of the hospice care industry, to continually shape the way palliative and hospice care are viewed and administered…so that everyone can expect more.
The Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care brand promise:
• Crossroads offers more to elevate the end-of-life experience in very unique ways.
• Expect highly attentive, hands-on care. We are always there for you before, during and after the need for palliative and hospice care.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

The commitment of providing "even more care" by Crossroads has created a unique staffing model that prioritizes time with the patient. Statistics show that Crossroads ranks among the nation’s leaders in daily visits. In fact, when we recognize the symptoms that a patient’s death is drawing near, we activate our Evenmore Care program, which allows us to keep a member of the Crossroads team bedside to support the patient and their family through this final transition. In addition to providing patients with physical, emotional and spiritual support, Crossroads offers unique programs like the Gift of a Day, Life Journals, and the Gift of Courage to enrich the patient’s final days by celebrating their memories and making new ones.

Program History:

Crossroads began its hospice program in 1995, it was founded with two guiding principles:
1. You shouldn’t die in pain.
2. You shouldn’t die alone.
We are in 7 States and have 18 different sites.

Additional Information:
There are a number of ways volunteers can help at Crossroads, but our greatest need is in direct-care. This means, working directly with patients. It is a lot less intimidating than it sounds. If you are a friendly, compassionate and reliable person, you are more than half way there! We will provide training to educate you on the rest. Some of the ways you may choose to get involved are:
  • Provide companionship to a patient.
  • Allow family a break by providing respite
  • As a Veteran volunteer, visit a Veteran patient
  • Bring your pet to provide patient comfort
  • Create a journal of the patient's life story
  • Share your artistic/musical talent with a patient
  • Join our fun team of activity volunteers who visit facilities and offer music, movement and crafts

Volunteers do not provide any nursing or hands on care of a patient.