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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.

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 »


Hospice Care at End-of-Life Linked to Higher Satisfaction - CompassionCare Hospice

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Fox News Health reported that families of terminally ill cancer patients may be more satisfied with the end-of-life treatment their loved ones receive when it involves hospice care, a recent study suggests.  Researchers examined interview data from 1,970 family members of  cancer patients. The patients all had advanced lung or colorectal cancer, and roughly half had… Read more »


Conversation Starters to Help Talk with Someone on Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

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Have you ever had a friend or a colleague who has gone through a difficult time, and you want to reach out to them, but you just don’t know what to do or say? Many people fear saying the wrong thing, so they end up not saying anything at all. Maybe they put off visiting or calling,… Read more »


Being Mortal Changing Lives - CompassionCare Hospice

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As the end of another year approaches, many are working on their New Year resolutions. This is a great time to begin thinking of what kind of care you would want if faced with a serious illness. Although April is National Healthcare Decision month, this past year there has been an ongoing national campaign to… Read more »


Hospice is Hope - CompassionCare Hospice

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Hospice is about quality of life-not quantity. Hospice does not hasten or postpone death. Hospice allows a terminal illness to run its natural course while giving patients hope. Hope for comfort, dignity, and hope for living each day of their life. If you or a loved-one are struggling with an illness, hospice can help. It’s… Read more »


Hospice Care With Expertise - CompassionCare Hospice

Hospice Care Team - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, NV

Hospice is a special way of caring for someone with a limited life expectancy, when the prognosis is discussed in terms of months rather than years. Hospice care affirms life. CompassionCare Hospice’s goal is to enhance the quality of life by keeping the patient comfortable and pain-free. Hospice is a concept of care, not a… Read more »


Hospice Holiday Help - CompassionCare Hospice

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The value of hospice volunteers cannot be overstated. The spirit of hospice volunteering comes from a genuine desire to give support, peace, and comfort to patients, caregivers, and families during their end of life journey. Hospice volunteers have a tremendous impact on the lives of the patients that they serve along with the hospice team members…. Read more »


Handwashing Awareness Week - CompassionCare Hospice

Handwashing Awareness Week - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

As National Handwashing Awareness Week comes to an end, we are reminded of the importance of handwashing all year. National Handwashing Awareness Week is December 4-10, 2016. It is a win-win for everyone involved, except the germs. Handwashing is one you can prevent the flu. Keeping our hands clean is one of the most important… Read more »


National Influenza Vaccination Week - CompassionCare Hospice

Older Woman Getting Influenza Vaccination - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

National Influenza Vaccination Week is December 4 – 10. If you haven’t gotten your vaccine, you should probably consider getting it. The vaccination is the best way to protect you and you loved ones from the flu. Most of the time, flu activity peaks between December and March in the United States, although activity can… Read more »


Hospice Misconceptions - CompassionCare Hospice

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With more than 5,000 hospice facilities throughout the United States, it is important to know what hospice is and address the misconceptions that go along with it – emphasizing the hospice benefits to those approaching the final stages of life. Hospice care really stands apart, it’s a different kind of care  focused on maintaining or improving quality of life by… Read more »