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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.

National Heat Awareness Day - CompassionCare Hospice

Heat Awareness - CompassionCare Hopice of Las Vegas, Nevada

National Heat Awareness Day is May 27, 2016. It is observed the last Friday of May. National Heat Awareness Day is sponsored by the National Weather Service. Heat is one of the leading weather-related killers in the United States. Hot weather is dangerous, and seniors are particularly prone to its threat. A study conducted by… Read more »


Senior Health And Fitness Day - CompassionCare Hospice

Senior Health and Fitness - CompassionCare Hospice Las Vegas, NV

National Senior Health and Fitness Day is Wednesday, May 25, 2016. The theme for this year is “Improve Your Self for a Better Health!” The common goal for this day is to help keep older Americans healthy and fit by promoting the benefits of regular physical activity. Being physically active on a regular basis is… Read more »


Celebrate Men’s Health Week - CompassionCare Hospice

Join CompassionCare Hospice For Men's Health Month

Men’s Health Week is celebrated each year as the week leading up to and including Father’s Day. The purpose of Men’s Health Week is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men. Join Julie McIntosh, LPN and Community Education Nurse for Compassion Care as we… Read more »


Hospice Care And Palliative Care - CompassionCare Hospice

Hospice Care

Hospice care can help. When you or a loved one has a life-limiting illness, it can seem like your world has been shattered. A life-limiting illness is a chronic disease or condition. These diseases don’t respond to curative treatments resulting in a terminal diagnosis. You might feel powerless, scared, or alone. Where do you turn?… Read more »


Stroke Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Stroke Awareness

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. The first step to prevent this “silent killer” is to understand it. Stroke can happen to anyone, at any time, and at any age, but it is largely preventable, treatable and beatable. Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke making it the leading cause of… Read more »


Arthritis Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

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Arthritis Awareness Month is the month of May. In order to beat arthritis, we need to understand the condition. Knowledge is power. Research and support is always needed. Arthritis is the number one cause of disability in the country. It impacts more than 50 million Americans. Arthritis affects 1 in 5 adults. Almost 300,000 babies,… Read more »


National Women’s Health Week - CompassionCare Hospice

National Women's Health Week Logo

National Women’s Health Week is the week of May 9. National Women’s Health Week is a reminder to women to take care of themselves. Your health is a priority. Protect your health by getting the care you need to prevent disease, disability, and injuries. Regular check-ups are important. Preventive care can keep disease away or… Read more »


Melanoma Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Melanoma

May is Melanoma Awareness Month. Melanoma or malignant melanoma is a cancer that begins in the melanocytes commonly found in the skin. Melanocytes are melanin or pigmented-producing cells. May is the month designated to spread the word about strategies for preventing skin cancer and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved. Skin cancer… Read more »


Medication Management With Palliative Care - CompassionCare Hospice

Pain management and palliative care issues and concepts word cloud illustration.

For our residents with life-limiting illnesses, the focus of medication management shifts from curative medications to palliative care medications. The focus of palliative care is on managing symptoms such as pain, anxiety or respiratory distress, while keeping other chronic conditions (such as High blood pressure, Diabetes, GERD) as stable as possible. Concerns over addictive properties… Read more »