Holiday Depression Common - CompassionCare Hospice

The holiday season can sometimes bring on feelings of stress and depression. And it’s no wonder with high expectations, spending money, and other holiday concerns, we can become more sad than joyful this time of year. It can be especially difficult to deal with when one is already struggling mentally. Preparing yourself this holiday season… Read more »


Senior Safety On The Road - CompassionCare Hospice

As a senior, it can be hard to notice gradual changes in your own driving ability. To stay safe, it’s important to recognize and understand the physical and mental changes associated with age that can affect an individual’s driving ability. Regular checkups with your physician can help monitor issues with any chronic issues that can… Read more »


Blood Pressure-Know The Facts - CompassionCare Hospice

Around 1 in 3 American adults suffers from high blood pressure. Having untreated high blood pressure can lead to serious health problems – coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke, and kidney failure. Knowing the facts and myths about blood pressure can help keep you on track and avoid this medical problem. Having low pressure actually… Read more »


Making Your Wishes Known - CompassionCare Hospice

The first living will, Five Wishes, discusses a person’s personal, emotional and spiritual needs regarding medical wishes should anything ever happen to them and they cannot speak for themselves. Five Wishes helps you chose a designated person to facilitate these wishes on your behalf should you become seriously ill. More than 20 million people have… Read more »


Holiday Heart Health - CompassionCare Hospice

The holidays are upon us and often filled with time-honored traditions that include some of our favorite meals and foods. It’s also the time of year to enjoy delicious cocktails and glasses of bubbly. But it’s important to keep our holiday drinking under control, use of alcohol—which is a risk factor for heart problems—is something… Read more »


Hospice Misconceptions - CompassionCare Hospice

With more than 5,000 hospice facilities throughout the United States, it is important to know what hospice is and address the misconceptions that go along with it – emphasizing the hospice benefits to those approaching the final stages of life. Hospice care really stands apart, it’s a different kind of care  focused on maintaining or improving quality of life by… Read more »


Hospice Helps Keep You Home - CompassionCare Hospice

Part of the growing older can mean needing more help, especially when dealing with a life-limiting illness. Hospice services provide help to individuals so that they can remain in their home, independent, longer. The hospice team provides private-duty nursing services that provide in-home care – not just at the end of life. Hospices have great expertise at managing people’s care in their… Read more »


How Hospice Works - CompassionCare Hospice

Discussions around end-of-life are very difficult to have, talking about the possible loss of a loved-one can be unthinkable yet very necessary, before having to make last minute decisions. Understanding how end-of-life looks from a hospital bed or from home are two choices that many are faced with at some point in their lifetime. Sometimes… Read more »


Comforts of Music therapy - CompassionCare Hospice

Research shows that sound is the last outside sensation that registers with a human as they begin to transition out of this life. Even when someone is no longer able to communicate or no longer conscious, they can still be comforted by sounds, including music. Throughout our lifetime, music can have both positive and negative… Read more »


Assisting the Caregiver - CompassionCare Hospice

CompassionCare is mindful of the caregiver’s physical, emotional and spiritual health-just as we are of our patients. In fact, a vital part of hospice care is in support of caregivers. If you are looking after a loved one in your own home, we can help ease your burden in many ways. Hospice staff visit on… Read more »