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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.

Aging and GERD - CompassionCare Hospice

GERD Awareness Week - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

GERD is the most common gastrointestinal disorders seen. Aging increases your risk and severity of GERD. Millions of people are affected by this disease. The odds of developing this disorder increases with age. Here are some things your senior can do to alleviate GERD: • Avoid foods that can trigger an attack such as chocolate,… Read more »


GERD Awareness Week - CompassionCare Hospice

GERD Awareness Week - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

GERD Awareness Week is November 20-26. GERD is an acronym for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. It is a very common disease where the stomach content flow back into the esophagus causing irritating and painful symptoms and possibly damaging the esophagus. This week and all others, CompassionCare Hospice wants you to be an advocate for a positive… Read more »


National Hospice & Palliative Care Month – CCHLV Social Worker - CompassionCare Hospice

National Hospice & Palliative Care Month - Las Vegas CompassionCare Hospice

Jennifer – CCHLV Social Worker This week of National Hospice & Palliative Care Month we’re interviewing another one of our amazing staff members here at CompassionCare Hospice. Jennifer is one of our Social Workers and has been in the industry a decade now. Thanks for supporting National Hospice Month and be sure to stop by… Read more »


Assisting the Caregiver - CompassionCare Hospice

Young girl hug her mother and she enjoying

CompassionCare is mindful of the caregiver’s physical, emotional and spiritual health-just as we are of our patients. In fact, a vital part of hospice care is in support of caregivers. If you are looking after a loved one in your own home, we can help ease your burden in many ways. Hospice staff visit on… Read more »


Taking Care to Give Care - CompassionCare Hospice

Seniors woman with her caregiver at home

This year’s theme for National Caregiving Month states just that. You must take care of yourself first before you can care for others. Caregiving is truly an international phenomenon and no nation is without family caregivers. Today, there are approximately 90 million family caregivers in the US. Caregiving can be a very rewarding experience, but… Read more »


Alzheimer’s Disease and Seniors - CompassionCare Hospice

Alzheimer's disease - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease which impairs behavior, memory, and thought. Alzheimer’s disease is an epidemic. More than 5 million Americans are living with the disease. When someone you love is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it affects you as well. It is the 6th leading cause of death in the United… Read more »


Go Purple for Alzheimer’s - CompassionCare Hospice

alzheimers

If you are living with dementia or have a loved one suffering from this disease, remember that you are not alone. Approximately 1 in every 2 families are dealing with this life-limiting illness but it’s possible to live well with Alzheimer’s by seeking out support from family, friends, and hospice services. Alzheimer’s is the leading… Read more »


World Diabetes Day - CompassionCare Hospice

World Diabetes Day - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

World Diabetes Day is November 14. The theme for this year’s World Diabetes Day is, “Eyes on Diabetes.” The blue circle is the symbol used for diabetes awareness. The circle stands for unity. Today will focus on promoting the importance of screening to ensure early diagnosis of diabetes and treatment to reduce the risk of… Read more »


National Nurse Practitioner Week - CompassionCare Hospice

National Nurse Practitioner Week - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

National Nurse Practitioner Week is November 13 to November 16. CompassionCare Hospice appreciates the hard work and dedication of the nation’s nurse practitioners. NP Week is not only a great opportunity to recognize the many contributions of nurse practitioners, but also to promote awareness of NPs as well. It is a great time to reflect… Read more »


World Kindness Day - CompassionCare Hospice

World Kindness Day - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

World Kindness Day is November 13. It is a day that encourages individuals to overlook boundaries, race, and religion. Today is dedicated to paying-it-forward and focusing on the good. Be kind and do random acts of kindness. It is a win-win situation. It will make someone else feel good, and it will make you feel… Read more »