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Hospice care is a special kind of care for people with a life-limiting illness. Hospice services are for adult and pediatric patients with a wide range of life-limiting illnesses, including cancer, stroke, heart disease, lung disease, liver disease, kidney disease, multiple sclerosis, ALS, Alzheimer’s Disease, and AIDS. Major services provided by the team are pain and symptom management, emotional and spiritual support, provide needed drugs, medical supplies, and equipment, coaches the caregiver and family on how to care for the patient, deliver special services like speech and physical therapy when needed, makes short-term inpatient care available when pain or symptoms become too difficult to manage at home, or the caregiver needs assistance, and provide bereavement care and counseling to surviving family and friends. A hospice team usually consists of the following professionals: a Hospice Physician; a Primary Physician, a Hospice Nurse; a Hospice Nursing Assistant, a Social Worker, a Chaplain and a Bereavement Counselor. The hospice staff is on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Hospice services are available to patients of any age, religion, race, or illness. Hospice care is a service covered under Medicare, Medicaid, most private insurance plans, HMOs, and other managed care organizations. CompassionCare Hospice is here to give you a little hope.

Celebrate Men’s Health Week - CompassionCare Hospice

Join CompassionCare Hospice For Men's Health Month

Men’s Health Week is celebrated each year as the week leading up to and including Father’s Day. The purpose of Men’s Health Week is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men. Join Julie McIntosh, LPN and Community Education Nurse for Compassion Care as we… Read more »


Hospice Care And Palliative Care - CompassionCare Hospice

Hospice Care

Hospice care can help. When you or a loved one has a life-limiting illness, it can seem like your world has been shattered. A life-limiting illness is a chronic disease or condition. These diseases don’t respond to curative treatments resulting in a terminal diagnosis. You might feel powerless, scared, or alone. Where do you turn?… Read more »


Stroke Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Stroke Awareness

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. The first step to prevent this “silent killer” is to understand it. Stroke can happen to anyone, at any time, and at any age, but it is largely preventable, treatable and beatable. Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke making it the leading cause of… Read more »


Arthritis Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

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Arthritis Awareness Month is the month of May. In order to beat arthritis, we need to understand the condition. Knowledge is power. Research and support is always needed. Arthritis is the number one cause of disability in the country. It impacts more than 50 million Americans. Arthritis affects 1 in 5 adults. Almost 300,000 babies,… Read more »


National Women’s Health Week - CompassionCare Hospice

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National Women’s Health Week is the week of May 9. National Women’s Health Week is a reminder to women to take care of themselves. Your health is a priority. Protect your health by getting the care you need to prevent disease, disability, and injuries. Regular check-ups are important. Preventive care can keep disease away or… Read more »


Melanoma Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Melanoma

May is Melanoma Awareness Month. Melanoma or malignant melanoma is a cancer that begins in the melanocytes commonly found in the skin. Melanocytes are melanin or pigmented-producing cells. May is the month designated to spread the word about strategies for preventing skin cancer and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved. Skin cancer… Read more »


Medication Management With Palliative Care - CompassionCare Hospice

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For our residents with life-limiting illnesses, the focus of medication management shifts from curative medications to palliative care medications. The focus of palliative care is on managing symptoms such as pain, anxiety or respiratory distress, while keeping other chronic conditions (such as High blood pressure, Diabetes, GERD) as stable as possible. Concerns over addictive properties… Read more »