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Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late - CompassionCare Hospice

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The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization voices their concern over the short lengths of service provided to hospice patients. NHPCO recommends that physicians, patients, and loved-ones discuss their end-of-life options before a crisis occurs-before it’s too late. Early referrals to hospice assure that pain and symptom management begin immediately and reduces unnecessary hospitalizations. Anyone diagnosed… Read more »


Serving Those Who’ve Served - CompassionCare Hospice

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Many veterans who’ve served our country are now finding themselves in need of end-of-life care. Half of the men who die every day in the U.S. are veterans, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Millions of Americans who served in World War II and in Korea are now in their 80s and 90s and Vietnam veterans are reaching… Read more »


The Hurdles of Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

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When the word hospice is mentioned it is often associated with other words like “giving up”. Many people believe that by agreeing to hospice they are signing their own death certificate. While many imagine a hospice patient, bed-bound, in a nursing home and over medicated, they may actually be up enjoying time with family, taking a walk in… Read more »


Signs of Stomach Cancer - CompassionCare Hospice

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We all get the stomach aches from time to time, and if more often than not, this can cause us to worry about stomach cancer. Stomach cancer has a reputation for being one of the most painful but for many sufferers, pain is not among the disease’s early warning signs. In fact, it can cause no… Read more »


ALS & Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) - diagnosis written on a white piece of paper. Syringe and vaccine with drugs.

Around this time last year, ALS (Amyotrophic Laterals Sclerosis) took over social media headlines due to the viral fundraiser for the disease, The Ice Bucket Challenge. Posts and timelines were filled with videos of ice buckets being dumped on friends, family and celebrities in support of individuals diagnosed with this disease. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative… Read more »


Comparison of Benefits-Home Health & Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

Services Included with Hospice Care - CompassionCare Hospice

If you or a loved one ends up in the hospital, you may be faced with a decision to choose between home health services or hospice. What’s the difference? Under hospice care, most patients receive services from a Medicare-certified organization, which provides each patient with an interdisciplinary team that consists of a physician, nurse, hospice aide,… Read more »


Medicare vs Medicaid - CompassionCare Hospice

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Medicare vs Medicaid-many people get the two confused often. Both are run by the government and are related to health care…but what’s the difference? These are actually two very different programs that assist different people and their specific needs. Medicare is for those age 65 and up, it’s a health insurance program run by the federal government. Those under… Read more »


We Support Local Veterans - CompassionCare Hospice

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The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System and Southern Nevada Veterans Community Engagement Board are co-hosting a Health & Wellness Fair and Veterans town hall meeting this Saturday, April 1st. Be sure to stop by and visit CompassionCare Hospice! We will be at the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System Medical Center: 6900 N. Pecos Road, North Las Vegas,… 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 »