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Medicare vs Medicaid - CompassionCare Hospice

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Medicare vs Medicaid-many people get the two confused often. Both are run by the government and are related to health care…but what’s the difference? These are actually two very different programs that assist different people and their specific needs. Medicare is for those age 65 and up, it’s a health insurance program run by the federal government. Those under… Read more »


We Support Local Veterans - CompassionCare Hospice

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The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System and Southern Nevada Veterans Community Engagement Board are co-hosting a Health & Wellness Fair and Veterans town hall meeting this Saturday, April 1st. Be sure to stop by and visit CompassionCare Hospice! We will be at the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System Medical Center: 6900 N. Pecos Road, North Las Vegas,… Read more »


“Being Mortal” Extended! More Chances for CME’s! - CompassionCare Hospice

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For anyone who missed us at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center-there’s still a few more chances to catch the PBS program “Being Mortal”. In support of National Healthcare Decision month in April, CompassionCare will be showing this documentary again throughout our community to help raise awareness and stress the importance of advance healthcare planning. “Being Mortal” delves into… Read more »


Oregon Most Prepared In Advanced Healthcare Planning - CompassionCare Hospice

End-of-life conversation - CompassionCare Hospice Las Vegas

People diagnosed with a serious illness or frailty in the state of Oregon are more likely to have their end-of-life care wishes honored, and, consequently, less likely to be hospitalized. These individuals are more likely to use home hospice services compared with Washington state and the rest of the country, according to data published in the New England… Read more »


Must Ask Hospice Questions - CompassionCare Hospice

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Doctor’s are trained to make people better. But what if they can’t make us better, what if our illness has progressed to the point that we need to consider other options-like hospice. Hospice is a set of services that we all may need someday. While death is not an option for any of us, we do… Read more »


You’re Invited-Last Chance (CME Credits Available!) - CompassionCare Hospice

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Friends and Colleagues, Tonight is the last chance to catch “Being Mortal” and an opportunity to earn 2.0 credits of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility (2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits) – Don’t miss out! Join us from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center, you’ll be a part of a national dialog taking place… Read more »


“Being Mortal” Community Screening Event - CompassionCare Hospice

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Death, while inevitable, is one of the hardest things to talk about. But a growing national movement warns that not broaching this subject leads to a very difficult end for families and loved ones. What matters most to you? If you knew you were dying what would be your wishes and preferences? Come join us… Read more »


“Being Mortal” LAST CHANCE! - CompassionCare Hospice

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If you missed us yesterday and the film “Being Mortal” there’s still another chance to see this amazing documentary. We will have another FREE screening next Wednesday, March 22nd from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center. You can watch a short trailer here With National Healthcare Decision Month around the corner (April), this… Read more »


FREE Community Event Reminder! - CompassionCare Hospice

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Seventy percent of Americans say they would prefer to die at home, but nearly 70 percent die in hospitals and institutions. Ninety percent of Americans know they should have conversations about end-of-life care, yet only 30 percent have done so. Don’t fall into this 30 percent. Join us tomorrow from 7:00-9:00 a.m. at Sunrise Hospital &… Read more »


Stopping Treatment - CompassionCare Hospice

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Many elderly patients nowadays are enduring unnecessary and potentially harmful treatments at the end of their lives. Up to 1/3 are given chemotherapy, dialysis, blood transfusions or CPR in their final weeks which has no potential benefits and is only prolonging their suffering. Today’s review by researchers at the University of New South Wales, in Sydney, estimates that up… Read more »