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Are You Prepared for the End? - CompassionCare Hospice

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Dear Friends and Colleagues, We’re getting close to the free screening and discussion of the PBS program “Being Mortal” on March 15, 2017 from 7:00-9:00 a.m. at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center. You will be a part of a national dialog taking place in our community that asks “Have you and your family had the… Read more »


“Hope Is Not A Plan” - CompassionCare Hospice

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You are invited to a free screening and discussion of the PBS program “Being Mortal” on March 15 & March 22, 2017 at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center. You will be a part of a national dialog taking place in our community that asks “Have you and your family had the tough conversations and planned… Read more »


Low Vision Becoming an Issue For Many - CompassionCare Hospice

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As the last of the baby-boom generation nears the age of 65, the number of visual impairment and blindness is projected to “boom” itself, according to recent studies funded by the National Eye Institute. The number of Americans who are visually impaired, including low vision, is expected to double to more than 8 million by… Read more »


Heart Attack Survival Tips - CompassionCare Hospice

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Each year, more than 730,000 Americans suffer a heart attack and heart disease is the number 1 cause of death in both men and women. If you or a loved one experiences heart attack symptoms, you should get to an emergency department right away (within an hour). It will mean a better recovery and quality… Read more »


Is Your Heart Rhythm Normal? - CompassionCare Hospice

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A low heart rate (bradycardia) occurs frequently in older adults. It’s not always a problem, but it can require treatment in some cases. As we age, we expect our bodies to slow down, but not our hearts. Medical professionals consider a heart rate below 60 beats per minute as low. A normal range is from 60 to 100… Read more »


Heart Health & CPR - CompassionCare Hospice

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When someone becomes seriously ill they are faced with many decisions, these decisions often get put on loved ones and family members to decide when we can no longer speak for ourselves. One of these decisions may involve cardiopulmonary resuscitation, better known as CPR. CPR is used when a person’s heart or breathing stops. Chest… Read more »


Get The Conversation Started - CompassionCare Hospice

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Have you had a conversation with your family about end-of-life goals and preferences? These free screenings on March 15 & March 22, 2017 may help you get started. Watch a short trailer here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v-VRkr09ZMI3w Come see this moving documentary, join the conversation, and explore what matters to you. All are welcome. We hope to see… Read more »


Find Out Your Risk For Heart Disease - CompassionCare Hospice

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Heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women in the United States. It is an equal opportunity killer which claims approximately 1 million lives annually. The good news here is that it’s also one of the most preventable! Making heart-healthy choices, knowing your family health history, regular check-ups and… Read more »


January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

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Each year, an estimated 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer, and, of those, about one-third will die as a result of the cancer. Over the last 30 years, due to increased screening and awareness, the cervical cancer death rate has gone down by more than 50%.   The American Social Health Association (ASHA) and the National… Read more »


Hospice Care at End-of-Life Linked to Higher Satisfaction - CompassionCare Hospice

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Fox News Health reported that families of terminally ill cancer patients may be more satisfied with the end-of-life treatment their loved ones receive when it involves hospice care, a recent study suggests.  Researchers examined interview data from 1,970 family members of  cancer patients. The patients all had advanced lung or colorectal cancer, and roughly half had… Read more »