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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.

Hospice and Palliative Care Go Hand In Hand - CompassionCare Hospice

Hospice care and palliative care are very similar when it comes to caring for those who suffer from life-limiting illnesses. Most people have heard of hospice care and have a general understanding of what it entails. What people don’t know or what can be confusing is that hospice provides “palliative care,” and this includes  administering “comfort” care and is generally offered most by hospitals. Hospice and… Read more »


End-of-Life Care Planning Is A Must - CompassionCare Hospice

End-of-life conversation - CompassionCare Hospice Las Vegas

Having conversations with your loved ones about their end-of-life wishes can be a sensitive discussion, however these conversations matter and must be had to learn about your loved one’s wishes so they can be honored at the end-of-life. Although physicians have a tendency to wait until patients are on the decline or close to being imminent before raising… Read more »


National Aphasia Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

National Aphasia Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas

June is National Aphasia Awareness Month. A lot of you might be asking what aphasia is. Aphasia is a communication disorder that results from damage to parts of the brain that control speech and language. Aphasia is most typically caused by stroke. Stroke is the fifth cause of death, and the leading cause of disability… Read more »


CompassionCare Hospice Introduces the Kubi - CompassionCare Hospice

CompassionCare Hospice has recently partnered exclusively with HartRobotics to introduce a new way for families to stay in touch with their loved ones .  The “Kubi” uses a smart device (tablet) to allow face to face communication with loved ones, 24 hours a day, with access from anywhere in the world.  This technology gives a… Read more »


National Cancer Survivors Day – June 5 - CompassionCare Hospice

cancer survivor with family's suppor

June 5 is National Cancer Survivors Day. June 5 is a day to celebrate life but also inspire and support those affected by cancer. CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas is here to serve as an outreach to the community. We want to draw attention to the ongoing process of cancer survivorship. To be a survivor… Read more »


National Heat Awareness Day - CompassionCare Hospice

Heat Awareness - CompassionCare Hopice of Las Vegas, Nevada

National Heat Awareness Day is May 27, 2016. It is observed the last Friday of May. National Heat Awareness Day is sponsored by the National Weather Service. Heat is one of the leading weather-related killers in the United States. Hot weather is dangerous, and seniors are particularly prone to its threat. A study conducted by… Read more »


Senior Health And Fitness Day - CompassionCare Hospice

Senior Health and Fitness - CompassionCare Hospice Las Vegas, NV

National Senior Health and Fitness Day is Wednesday, May 25, 2016. The theme for this year is “Improve Your Self for a Better Health!” The common goal for this day is to help keep older Americans healthy and fit by promoting the benefits of regular physical activity. Being physically active on a regular basis is… Read more »


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 »