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The Hospice Philosophy - CompassionCare Hospice

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The hospice philosophy seeks to replace taboos about death and dying with open communication that helps patients, families and their loved ones plan for living out the remaining time they have while dealing with a life-limiting illness. Hospice teams support their patients and families in the comforts of their own home and helps to ensure a patients wishes are followed… Read more »


Legal Planning Essential - CompassionCare Hospice

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Establishing a solid financial and legal plan for yourself or for a loved one is an essential part of preparing for the future as we age-especially before a medical crisis or life-limiting illness is upon us. Few people bring up conversations based around end-of-life care, its not a subject we want to openly talk about. Unfortunately, most people end… Read more »


Pastoral Care-An Important Component of Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

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Pastoral Care Week (October 17-21) gives opportunities for organizations and institutions of all kinds to recognize the spiritual caregivers in their midst and the ministry which the caregivers provide. We here at CompassionCare Hospice would like to recognize and thank our chaplains for all they do for our patients and families. This year’s theme for… Read more »


Caregiver Breakdown - CompassionCare Hospice

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Caregiver breakdown is real. Whether the stress of taking care of someone with a life-limiting illness comes from the physical or emotional part – it can certainly take a toll on those looking after a loved one. On the one hand, caring for your family member demonstrates love and commitment and can be a very rewarding personal experience. On… 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

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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 »


Hospice Care Services - CompassionCare Hospice

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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 »


Prostate Cancer Awareness - CompassionCare Hospice

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Prostate Cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men and is a leading cause of cancer death in men according to the American Cancer Society. As the month of September brings prostate cancer to light, it’s time to understand this disease and its prevalence. Approaches to screening and prevention, treatment options, and resources that offer updated prostate cancer information… Read more »


Pain Management - CompassionCare Hospice

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Nearly 100 million Americans experience chronic pain. Understanding more about the underlying causes of pain can help improve pain management and alleviate suffering. Chronic pain is a warning sign that indicates there is an issue and it needs attention, it can also create weakness in other parts of the body and can lead to depression or anxiety. Living… Read more »


Making the Right Choice - CompassionCare Hospice

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Depending on your location there could be one or several hospices in your community. If you live in Nevada your options are abundant and making the right choice for you and your loved one can become stressful. Hospice is compassionate care focused on comfort and quality of life. It’s care is unique to each individual. Understanding… Read more »