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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.

We Are Looking for Volunteers - CompassionCare Hospice

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The value of hospice volunteers cannot be overstated. The relationships volunteers build with patients and families are often deep and personal. Understanding the role of hospice volunteers, the ways in which volunteers can serve, and the impact that volunteering has on the lives of all involved-including the volunteer, can better equip those who are interested in becoming a… Read more »


“Being Mortal” Extended! More Chances for CME’s! - CompassionCare Hospice

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For anyone who missed us at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center-there’s still a few more chances to catch the PBS program “Being Mortal”. In support of National Healthcare Decision month in April, CompassionCare will be showing this documentary again throughout our community to help raise awareness and stress the importance of advance healthcare planning. “Being Mortal” delves into… Read more »


Free Seminar at Prestige Assisted Living - CompassionCare Hospice

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The mention alone of the term “hospice” can be sensitive and end-of-life discussions and planning can be difficult to approach. Join us to learn more about hospice care, the services it provides and how to determine if this type of care is appropriate. We’ll also share the basics around how to choose the best hospice provider… Read more »


Must Ask Hospice Questions - CompassionCare Hospice

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Doctor’s are trained to make people better. But what if they can’t make us better, what if our illness has progressed to the point that we need to consider other options-like hospice. Hospice is a set of services that we all may need someday. While death is not an option for any of us, we do… Read more »


Cancer on the Rise in Younger Adults - CompassionCare Hospice

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 The number of younger adults being diagnosed with colon cancer is on the rise, according to a recent study by the American Cancer Society. People born in 1990 have twice the risk of colon cancer and four times the risk of rectal cancer as people the same age who were born in the 50’s. Colon… Read more »


CompassionCare Hospice Is Hiring! - CompassionCare Hospice

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The greatest benefit of working at CompassionCare is joining our team of professionals — people who are passionate about giving patients and families the care and support they need to make the most of their time together! If this is you, we would love to have you become part of our amazing team. We are… Read more »


Stopping Treatment - CompassionCare Hospice

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Many elderly patients nowadays are enduring unnecessary and potentially harmful treatments at the end of their lives. Up to 1/3 are given chemotherapy, dialysis, blood transfusions or CPR in their final weeks which has no potential benefits and is only prolonging their suffering. Today’s review by researchers at the University of New South Wales, in Sydney, estimates that up… Read more »


Hospice Levels of Care - CompassionCare Hospice

Levels of Hospice Care - CompassionCare Hospice

Hospice patients may require differing levels of care throughout the course of their disease process, the Hospice Medicare Benefit allows patients four levels of care to meet their needs as they can change. These four levels of care are: Routine Care, General Inpatient Care, Respite Care, and Continuous Care. While one patient may experience all… Read more »


Celebrating Women-History of Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

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National Women’s Month in the US is celebrated the month of March. This day has been marked by the United Nations since 1975 but was observed in smaller ways in the US as far back as 1911.  Everyday women around the world leave their mark in this world through notable events and achievements. This is a time to… Read more »