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Hospice Holiday Help - CompassionCare Hospice

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The value of hospice volunteers cannot be overstated. The spirit of hospice volunteering comes from a genuine desire to give support, peace, and comfort to patients, caregivers, and families during their end of life journey. Hospice volunteers have a tremendous impact on the lives of the patients that they serve along with the hospice team members…. 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 »


Hospice Communication - CompassionCare Hospice

Hospice communcation - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

Through effective communication, a hospice worker can help your loved one the most effectively and efficiently. The hospice nurse is in a specialized position, since he or she is often involved in all segments of a patient’s life during this time. They see both what is happening with the patient emotionally, with their families, as… 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 »


Aging and GERD - CompassionCare Hospice

GERD Awareness Week - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

GERD is the most common gastrointestinal disorders seen. Aging increases your risk and severity of GERD. Millions of people are affected by this disease. The odds of developing this disorder increases with age. Here are some things your senior can do to alleviate GERD: • Avoid foods that can trigger an attack such as chocolate,… 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

Seniors woman with her caregiver at home

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 »


Alzheimer’s Disease and Seniors - CompassionCare Hospice

Alzheimer's disease - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease which impairs behavior, memory, and thought. Alzheimer’s disease is an epidemic. More than 5 million Americans are living with the disease. When someone you love is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it affects you as well. It is the 6th leading cause of death in the United… 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 »