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National Caregivers Day! - CompassionCare Hospice

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Across the U.S. dedicated health care professionals serve those individuals who require long-term or hospice care.  National Caregivers Day honors the men and women dedicated to providing these vital services, annually on the third Friday in February.  Caregivers deliver a variety of services from personal care to medical services with compassion, love, and professionalism. These jobs are some of the… Read more »


Heart Attack Survival Tips - CompassionCare Hospice

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Each year, more than 730,000 Americans suffer a heart attack and heart disease is the number 1 cause of death in both men and women. If you or a loved one experiences heart attack symptoms, you should get to an emergency department right away (within an hour). It will mean a better recovery and quality… Read more »


Caregivers Need Care Too - CompassionCare Hospice

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Taking care of others may be one of the hardest jobs there is. If you look after a family member or loved one who is facing a life-limiting illness it is important that you look after yourself as well. “Caregivers who take care of themselves can take better care of others”. Caregiving requires patience and… Read more »


Is Your Heart Rhythm Normal? - CompassionCare Hospice

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A low heart rate (bradycardia) occurs frequently in older adults. It’s not always a problem, but it can require treatment in some cases. As we age, we expect our bodies to slow down, but not our hearts. Medical professionals consider a heart rate below 60 beats per minute as low. A normal range is from 60 to 100… Read more »


Heart Health & CPR - CompassionCare Hospice

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When someone becomes seriously ill they are faced with many decisions, these decisions often get put on loved ones and family members to decide when we can no longer speak for ourselves. One of these decisions may involve cardiopulmonary resuscitation, better known as CPR. CPR is used when a person’s heart or breathing stops. Chest… Read more »


Get The Conversation Started - CompassionCare Hospice

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Have you had a conversation with your family about end-of-life goals and preferences? These free screenings on March 15 & March 22, 2017 may help you get started. Watch a short trailer here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v-VRkr09ZMI3w Come see this moving documentary, join the conversation, and explore what matters to you. All are welcome. We hope to see… Read more »


Grieving Tips To Help You Move Forward - CompassionCare Hospice

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The start of a new year brings new beginnings for many of us – new goals, plans and dreams become our focus. However, for some, moving forward can be a challenge. Especially if one is grieving. You may be feeling a lot of strong or confusing emotions. Sometimes people who are grieving feel like something… 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 »


Families Approve of Hospice Care - CompassionCare Hospice

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Families of terminal cancer patients may be more satisfied with the end-of-life treatment their loved ones receive when it involves hospice care. Researchers examined interview data from 1,970 family members of deceased cancer patients. These patients had either advanced lung or colorectal cancer, and roughly half had received hospice care according to an article in… Read more »


January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

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Each year, an estimated 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer, and, of those, about one-third will die as a result of the cancer. Over the last 30 years, due to increased screening and awareness, the cervical cancer death rate has gone down by more than 50%.   The American Social Health Association (ASHA) and the National… Read more »