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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.

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 »



10 Things To Know About Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

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The national magazine “U.S. News & World Report” recently featured an article called “10 Things Seniors Should Know About Hospice”. When families have time to prepare for the death of a loved one, hospice can make life easier. Hospice professionals can help you understand the nature of an illness, the likely outcome of the current… Read more »


Hospice Services Covered by Medicare Benefit - CompassionCare Hospice

Hospice Eligibility - CompassionCare Hospice Video

Medicare’s hospice benefit has helped millions and their families cope with the final stages of terminal illnesses. To qualify, you must be eligible for Medicare’s Part A hospital insurance, and your physician must certify that you have six months or less to live (assuming your illness runs its natural course). You also must sign a… Read more »


Making The Hospice Plan Work - CompassionCare Hospice

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When you or a loved one is faced with a life-limiting illness, it can seem like your world is turned upside down. You may experience feelings of loneliness, fear, and anxiety about the future. Modern medicine has always focused on a cure…but what if there is no cure? What can you do? Hospice can help-it… 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 »