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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.

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

A loving, handsome senior couple on a black background.

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 »


Hospice Helps Keep You Home - CompassionCare Hospice

Nurse counseling patient over her anxiety

Part of the growing older can mean needing more help, especially when dealing with a life-limiting illness. Hospice services provide help to individuals so that they can remain in their home, independent, longer. The hospice team provides private-duty nursing services that provide in-home care – not just at the end of life. Hospices have great expertise at managing people’s care in their… Read more »


Diabetic Eye Disease Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Diabetic eye disease - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month. Diabetic eye disease is a group of eye problems that people with diabetes may face as a complication in response to their diabetes. It is the leading cause of blindness. Usually, it has no warning signs. The National Eye Institute has come up with an acronym (TRACK) to remind… Read more »


Aging and Stomach Cancer - CompassionCare Hospice

Stomach Cancer Awareness - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

Stomach cancer mostly affects older people. About 6 of every 10-people diagnosed with stomach cancer each year are 65 or older. Loss of appetite is usually a part of the normal aging process. Our digestive system tends to worsen with age especially when it comes to our stomach. As one gets older, their stomach is… Read more »


Stomach Cancer Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Stomach Cancer Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

“No Stomach for Cancer.” November is Stomach Cancer Awareness Month. Stomach cancer is also called gastric cancer. It is the 5th most common type of cancer worldwide. It is also the 3rd most common cause of cancer deaths. There are 1 million new cases globally each year. 1 in 111 men or women will be… Read more »


National Hospice & Palliative Care Month – Interview With Community Nurse Julie - CompassionCare Hospice

National Hospice & Palliative Care Month - Interview With CCHLV Employee

Last but not least we interviewed our very own Community Education Nurse. You may have seen Julie on quite a few of our other hospice education videos. She is truly a special person who is dedicated to bringing truth and knowledge to the Southern Nevada community. We appreciate everyone who viewed our National Hospice &… Read more »


Hospice Communication - CompassionCare Hospice

Hospice communcation - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

Through effective communication, a hospice worker can help your loved one the most effectively and efficiently. The hospice nurse is in a specialized position, since he or she is often involved in all segments of a patient’s life during this time. They see both what is happening with the patient emotionally, with their families, as… Read more »


How Hospice Works - CompassionCare Hospice

Big build hospital (done in 3d)

Discussions around end-of-life are very difficult to have, talking about the possible loss of a loved-one can be unthinkable yet very necessary, before having to make last minute decisions. Understanding how end-of-life looks from a hospital bed or from home are two choices that many are faced with at some point in their lifetime. Sometimes… Read more »


Aging and GERD - CompassionCare Hospice

GERD Awareness Week - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

GERD is the most common gastrointestinal disorders seen. Aging increases your risk and severity of GERD. Millions of people are affected by this disease. The odds of developing this disorder increases with age. Here are some things your senior can do to alleviate GERD: • Avoid foods that can trigger an attack such as chocolate,… Read more »