Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day - CompassionCare Hospice

While there is no cure for metastatic breast cancer, some are able to live longer with the disease. However, metastatic breast cancer remains a clinical challenge… October 13 places emphasis on this disease stressing the need for new, targeted treatments that will help prolong the lives of those diagnosed with this type of cancer. Reminding… Read more »

Think Healthy Thoughts - CompassionCare Hospice

Just as our physical health is important, so is our mental health. Thinking healthy thoughts includes having a sense of wellbeing and functioning on a daily basis. Same as we exercise and take care of our physical bodies, there are steps we can take to exercise and increase our mental health too! First and foremost, value… Read more »

2016 NASW Annual Conference - CompassionCare Hospice

The National Association of Social Workers-Nevada Chapter’s Annual Conference starts this Sunday at the Bellagio Luxury Resort & Casino. This year’s conference will offer presentations featuring new treatment tracks, industry exhibitors, best practice workshops, and networking opportunities! The Lifestyle Intervention Conference is the fastest growing event in the nation addressing addiction issues, undiagnosed process addiction… Read more »

Cold or Flu-Can You Tell The Difference? - CompassionCare Hospice

As fall officially starts the cold and flu season is upon us. It is important to fight against infections before they can have a chance to start. Practicing good hand hygiene and getting a flu immunization is a step in the right direction. Flu and cold symptoms can be very similar – you’re feeling under the… Read more »

World Hospice & Palliative Care Day - CompassionCare Hospice

Understanding Hospice with CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

Today is World Hospice & Palliative Care Day!! The theme of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2016 is: Living and dying in pain: It doesn’t have to happen. 75% of the world population does not have adequate access to controlled medications for pain relief and as a result millions of people suffer from pain… Read more »

Aggressive Treatment – Is There A Better Way? - CompassionCare Hospice

cancer survivor with family's suppor

The preliminary findings at the 2016 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in Chicago, raises concerns for clinicians and researchers that there is substantial overuse of aggressive care for patients with incurable cancers, even after ASCO issued recommendations in 2012 encouraging physicians to reduce aggressive end-of-life care, according to the University of North Carolina School… Read more »

Pink October - CompassionCare Hospice

The American Cancer Association states that breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women and is the most common cancer found in American women besides other skin cancers. 1 in 8 U.S. women will be diagnosed with this cancer throughout their lifetime. “Pink October” (National Breast Cancer Awareness Month) is a time to focus on… Read more »

Heart Health - CompassionCare Hospice

Happy World Heart Day !! World heart day supports a world-wide campaign to spread awareness about heart disease and stroke prevention. Today is the day to start making smart, healthy changes. Quit smoking, get exercising and start eating healthy! Heart disease along with stroke are the world’s leading cause of death, killing 17.1 million people… Read more »

Malnutrition Awareness - CompassionCare Hospice

Did you know that 1 in 3 hospital patients are malnourished? This annual burden of disease associated across the U.S. is nearly $157 billion dollars.  In 2009, ASPEN ( American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition) recognized a need for greater awareness of malnutrition. Most common in hospitalized patients in the United States but also effecting… Read more »

Hospice Care Services - CompassionCare Hospice

Hospice isn’t a place. It’s a type of care that focuses on living. Living as fully as possible, with the best quality of life, up until the end of life. Hospice care services provide comfort, support, and respect to the patients and families we care for. Hospice attends to the whole person-not just the disease. Hospice services include a team… Read more »