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Hospice care focuses on caring. It is compassionate care for people facing life-limiting illness. Hospice care is provided in the patient’s home in most cases. Hospice care also is provided in freestanding hospice centers, hospitals, and nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. Hospice services are available to patients of any age, religion, race, or illness. Hospice care is covered under Medicare, Medicaid, most private insurance plans, HMOs, and other managed care organizations. It involves a team-oriented approach. Areas of expertise are medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support tailored to the patient’s and family’s needs and wishes. Support is provided to the patient’s family and loved ones as well. At the center of hospice and palliative care is the belief that each of us has the right to die pain-free and with dignity, and that our families will receive the necessary support to allow us to do so. Usually, a family member serves as the primary caregiver. Also, they help make decisions for the patient. The hospice team will make regular visits to assess the patient and provide additional care. Hospice staff is on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. CompassionCare Hospice believes no one should travel the end-of-life journey without compassion, comfort and support. We want to give you a little hope.

Discuss Senior Care - CompassionCare Hospice

Senior Care - CompassionCare Hospice Las Vegas, NV

Senior care is a difficult subject to tackle, but should definitely be discussed. Discuss the care you would like to receive before an emergency situation occurs. The United States aging population is climbing. People 65 and over is projected to almost double to 83,000,000 Americans by 2050. Only a third of Americans think they will… Read more »


Hospice Work Isn’t “Scary” - CompassionCare Hospice

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Hospice can be a scary word for patients, families, and those that don’t fully understand it. After patients & families receive all of the services, support, and education that comes along with hospice, they begin to see that the once “scary” word is no longer scary. They begin to see that hospice is about living. Living the rest of your… Read more »


Hospice Eligibility - CompassionCare Hospice

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“As Medicare spending on hospice care has grown steadily in recent years—reaching $15.1 billion annually—the government has stepped up its regulatory scrutiny of hospice enrollment practices to make sure that only eligible patients are being admitted. Some primary care physicians might wonder then, how and even whether to utilize hospice care for the benefit of… Read more »


Hospice Support Isn’t Just For The Patient… - CompassionCare Hospice

A vital part of hospice services is supporting the caregiver. CompassionCare Hospice is mindful of the caregiver’s physical, emotional, and spiritual health just as we are of our patient’s. If you care for a loved one at home, hospice can ease your burden and offer relief in many ways. It takes courage to be a… Read more »


Hemochromatosis Screening Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

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July is National Hemochromatosis Screening Awareness Month. Hemochromatosis is a genetic condition where the body absorbs too much iron from a normal diet. It is one of the most common genetic disorders seen in the United States. It is not a blood disease. It cannot be caught. The excess of iron absorbed by the body… Read more »


Decatur Pines Learns About Advance Directives - CompassionCare Hospice

Community Education Nurse, Julie McIntosh with CompassionCare Hospice, met with some of the residents this week at Decatur Pines Senior Apartments to discuss some important topics. Living Wills & Advanced Directives. Living wills and advance directives are written, legal instructions regarding your wishes for medical care if you are unable to make decisions for yourself. Advance… Read more »


UNLV Nursing Students Learn About Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

CompassionCare Hospice is happy to have the UNLV School of Nursing students with us today out in the community! A big thank you to Dr. Serafica and our own Community Education Nurse, Julie McIntosh for their hard work setting this up. These students will have the opportunity to see what we do for our patients… Read more »


Lets Talk About Hospice Care - CompassionCare Hospice

Hospice Care - Nursing Home Visit

Hospice care is about living. Sometimes the question for those with a life-limiting illness is no longer “What else can be done?” but “How do I want to live now?” What matters most may not be more time, but the ability to more fully enjoy the time we have with those we love. With hospice,… Read more »


Hospice Care Misunderstood - CompassionCare Hospice

“Hospice care is underutilized — only a third of Americans die under the care of hospice, and hospice care is free,” noted the author of one article, Dr. Gail Gazelle, assistant clinical professor at Harvard Medical School. “Far too often, patients end up in an ICU, rushed to the emergency room, and they end up… Read more »


Become A Volunteer With Us! - CompassionCare Hospice

Hospice volunteers are essential when putting together a hospice team. Medicare guidelines require hospice organizations to have and utilize volunteers in addition to their paid employees, volunteers help to support hospice staff and also relieve caregivers. They make scheduled visits as needed based on their availability and willingness. They are unpaid, yet can be priceless. Many people imagine themselves becoming volunteers, making a… Read more »