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Clear Communication is Key in Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

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Having a difficult conversation with someone about their end-of-life options is hard enough, adding a language barrier on top of that is even more problematic. Clear communication is key in these types of situations. Interpreters routinely help people who speak limited English — close to 9 percent of the U.S. population, and growing — understand… Read more »


Elderly Care Options You Should Know - CompassionCare Hospice

Understanding Hospice with CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

There are many options for elderly care at the end-of-life. Depending on one’s needs. These care options are something we should all know. Some seniors might need minimal assistance to remain safely and comfortably in their own home to pass. Others may require around the clock care and help in a skilled setting. Which of these care options is right for you or a… Read more »


Vet Website Promotes Good Health Habits - CompassionCare Hospice

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Launched nationwide in 03′, My HealtheVet helps to promote good health habits and have a better understanding of your health status, how to monitor and improve your health, and to have better communication overall with the VA. The vet website is free and provides online information that is easy to access/use and is private and… Read more »


National Immunization Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Senior Immunization - Flu Shot - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, NV

August is national immunization awareness month. This is the time where we emphasize the importance and benefits of taking vaccines that are recommended for different stages in our lives. August is the time recommended to receive your yearly flu shot. Vaccines and flu shots help protect the elderly from disabling conditions. As we age, we… Read more »


Hospice and Dialysis - CompassionCare Hospice

For someone faced with kidney failure, dialysis may be the only treatment keeping them alive. The decision to stop dialysis and move into hospice is a difficult one to make. Individuals become extremely sick and experience a poor quality of life that the decision, at this point, whether or not to continue with treatments can turn into an easy one. Acute renal failure is… Read more »


Make Your Last Wishes Known - CompassionCare Hospice

The Four Levels of Hospice Care - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

Your personal wishes regarding end-of-life care are deep and based on your values and beliefs-whatever they may be.  While it can be difficult to initiate, these end-of-life conversations are a must amongst family members and your physician. These conversations should relieve loved ones and healthcare providers of the need to guess what you would want if you… Read more »


Senior Detachment - CompassionCare Hospice

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We all have those moments of loneliness from time to time, maybe some more than others. Surprisingly, the feeling of being alone is a struggle many seniors face. Senior detachment is unfortunately on the rise and can lead to many health issues like depression and can even have physical effects such as heart disease. Senior detachment is… Read more »


Heart Attack Triggers - CompassionCare Hospice

Heart Attack Risks - CompassionCare of Las Vegas

Some heart attack risk factors are common knowledge. Most people know that obesity, diabetes, and hypertension can lead to an increased risk of heart disease. Smoking increases your risk as well. The best way to manage heart health is through diet and exercise. Prescription drugs can be used in combination with diet and exercise when… Read more »


Senior Living & Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

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The senior living industry has continued to surpass basic health and living options allowing more choices for their residents. We are starting to see more advanced health services in senior living communities and one of these is hospice. Although it was once rare to find assisted and independent living communities that offered things like hospice… Read more »


New Diagnosis for Dementia Called MBI - CompassionCare Hospice

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Mild Behavioral Impairment (MBI) is a new diagnosis for dementia that experts have come up with and was recently announced at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Toronto. MBI can hopefully help doctors recognize brain changes that may lead to conditions like Alzheimer’s and dementia disease. The sooner these types of conditions can be identified, the better chances of… Read more »