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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 Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week - CompassionCare Hospice

Hunger & Homeless Week - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

National Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week begins today until November 20. Perfectly timed. It is held every year the week before Thanksgiving. Be thankful for what you have. This week aims to be bring awareness to two important and often seen issues to the table. Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week is working towards a world… Read more »


National Hospice & Palliative Care Month – Interview With Chaplain Russ - CompassionCare Hospice

National Hospice & Palliative Care Month Interview

This week CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada has another extra special interview for our followers. In observance of National Hospice & Palliative Care Month we’ve been interviewing some of our staff members to explain exactly what hospice care is. This week we’ve interviewed our wonderful Chaplain Russ. We ask that you share these interviews… Read more »


The Hospice Team - CompassionCare Hospice

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It’s not uncommon to hear that hospice workers make superhuman efforts to pay attention to detail and help maintain an ill person’s dignity at the end of their life. Typically, hospice care is a team effort – combining  physicians, nurses, social workers, counselors, home health aides, clergy, therapists, and trained volunteers. Their joint efforts are not only… Read more »


Hospice Can Help - CompassionCare Hospice

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Hospice Can Help When you or a loved one is facing a life-limiting illness, you may not know which way to turn. While traditional medicine treats a disease, hospice is compassionate care focused on comfort and quality of life. But while advanced care can do wonders for those with life-limiting illnesses it also can be… Read more »


Lung Cancer Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Lung cancer awareness ribbon - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. This year’s campaign is “Share Your Story.” “We believe that when one person shares their story, it causes a ripple effect that gives others permission to do the same.  This ultimately builds a more supportive community and helps move us towards a more supportive discussion of the disease,” says… Read more »


“Movember”or Men No Shave Month - CompassionCare Hospice

"Movember" or no shave Novemer for Men's Health Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

“Movember” is the month of November. This month is set aside to raise awareness and support cancer and mental health isseus. Men are facing a health crisis. Too many men are dying too young. The Movember Foundation is the only global charity focused solely on men’s health. The Movember Foundation partners with the Prostate Cancer… Read more »


Aging Adults And COPD - CompassionCare Hospice

Aging Adults and COPD - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

November is COPD Awareness Month. COPD is the third leading cause of death in the United States. It is a chronic a progressive condition with no cure. Medications and treatments may help, but eventually the symptoms will worsen. There are many opportunities for hope and a certain quality of life even after a diagnosis of… Read more »


National COPD Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

COPD Awareness - Senior Woman using Spirometry - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

November is National COPD Awareness Month. COPD is an acronym for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is a chronic respiratory or lung disease that block airflow, and makes it difficult to breathe. It is usually a mix of two diseases: chronic bronchitis and emphysema. This disease is also quite common. Smoking is a common cause…. Read more »


National Hospice And Palliative Care Month – Interview With Monica Our Quapi Specialist - CompassionCare Hospice

National Hospice and Palliative Care Month - CompassionCare Hospice

“We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails.” Interview With Monica Our Quapi Specialist In support of National Hospice and Palliative Care Month we had a chance to sit down with a few of the team members here at CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas,Nevada. Our intent was to gain insight into hospice… Read more »


Hospice Awareness: Hospice is Living For Today - CompassionCare Hospice

Hospice Awareness - CompassionCare Hospice Las Vegas, Nevada

Hospice Awareness – “Hospice is living for today,” wrote Diego. When you or a loved one has a life-limiting illness it can seem as though your world is turned upside down. You might feel powerless, scared and alone. Modern medicine has always been focused on the cure-but what if there is no cure? With hospice,… Read more »