Making Your Wishes Known - CompassionCare Hospice

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »


Taking Care to Give Care - CompassionCare Hospice

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This year’s theme for National Caregiving Month states just that. You must take care of yourself first before you can care for others. Caregiving is truly an international phenomenon and no nation is without family caregivers. Today, there are approximately 90 million family caregivers in the US. Caregiving can be a very rewarding experience, but… Read more »


Go Purple for Alzheimer’s - CompassionCare Hospice

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If you are living with dementia or have a loved one suffering from this disease, remember that you are not alone. Approximately 1 in every 2 families are dealing with this life-limiting illness but it’s possible to live well with Alzheimer’s by seeking out support from family, friends, and hospice services. Alzheimer’s is the leading… Read more »


Happy Veterans Day! - CompassionCare Hospice

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CompassionCare Hospice is a proud member of the We Honor Veterans Program, an organization working to provide quality services through the end-of-life to our veterans and their families. Improving veterans’ access to hospice and palliative care across all sites and levels of care to assure that every veteran is able to receive hospice care at… Read more »