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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.

Conversation Starters to Help Talk with Someone on Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

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Have you ever had a friend or a colleague who has gone through a difficult time, and you want to reach out to them, but you just don’t know what to do or say? Many people fear saying the wrong thing, so they end up not saying anything at all. Maybe they put off visiting or calling,… Read more »


Being Mortal Changing Lives - CompassionCare Hospice

Senior couple on consultation with a doctor at clinic

As the end of another year approaches, many are working on their New Year resolutions. This is a great time to begin thinking of what kind of care you would want if faced with a serious illness. Although April is National Healthcare Decision month, this past year there has been an ongoing national campaign to… Read more »


Hospice is Hope - CompassionCare Hospice

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Hospice is about quality of life-not quantity. Hospice does not hasten or postpone death. Hospice allows a terminal illness to run its natural course while giving patients hope. Hope for comfort, dignity, and hope for living each day of their life. If you or a loved-one are struggling with an illness, hospice can help. It’s… Read more »


Hospice Care With Expertise - CompassionCare Hospice

Hospice Care Team - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, NV

Hospice is a special way of caring for someone with a limited life expectancy, when the prognosis is discussed in terms of months rather than years. Hospice care affirms life. CompassionCare Hospice’s goal is to enhance the quality of life by keeping the patient comfortable and pain-free. Hospice is a concept of care, not a… Read more »


Hospice Holiday Help - CompassionCare Hospice

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The value of hospice volunteers cannot be overstated. The spirit of hospice volunteering comes from a genuine desire to give support, peace, and comfort to patients, caregivers, and families during their end of life journey. Hospice volunteers have a tremendous impact on the lives of the patients that they serve along with the hospice team members…. Read more »


Handwashing Awareness Week - CompassionCare Hospice

Handwashing Awareness Week - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

As National Handwashing Awareness Week comes to an end, we are reminded of the importance of handwashing all year. National Handwashing Awareness Week is December 4-10, 2016. It is a win-win for everyone involved, except the germs. Handwashing is one you can prevent the flu. Keeping our hands clean is one of the most important… Read more »


National Influenza Vaccination Week - CompassionCare Hospice

Older Woman Getting Influenza Vaccination - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

National Influenza Vaccination Week is December 4 – 10. If you haven’t gotten your vaccine, you should probably consider getting it. The vaccination is the best way to protect you and you loved ones from the flu. Most of the time, flu activity peaks between December and March in the United States, although activity can… Read more »


Hospice Misconceptions - CompassionCare Hospice

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With more than 5,000 hospice facilities throughout the United States, it is important to know what hospice is and address the misconceptions that go along with it – emphasizing the hospice benefits to those approaching the final stages of life. Hospice care really stands apart, it’s a different kind of care  focused on maintaining or improving quality of life by… Read more »


Hospice Helps Keep You Home - CompassionCare Hospice

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Part of the growing older can mean needing more help, especially when dealing with a life-limiting illness. Hospice services provide help to individuals so that they can remain in their home, independent, longer. The hospice team provides private-duty nursing services that provide in-home care – not just at the end of life. Hospices have great expertise at managing people’s care in their… Read more »


Diabetic Eye Disease Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Diabetic eye disease - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month. Diabetic eye disease is a group of eye problems that people with diabetes may face as a complication in response to their diabetes. It is the leading cause of blindness. Usually, it has no warning signs. The National Eye Institute has come up with an acronym (TRACK) to remind… Read more »