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Hospice Care Misunderstood - CompassionCare Hospice

“Hospice care is underutilized — only a third of Americans die under the care of hospice, and hospice care is free,” noted the author of one article, Dr. Gail Gazelle, assistant clinical professor at Harvard Medical School. “Far too often, patients end up in an ICU, rushed to the emergency room, and they end up… Read more »


Saying Goodbye - CompassionCare Hospice

It’s a fact. We are all going to die at some point in our lives, it’s only natural. Each person’s dying experience is unique. Some may struggle with regret and uncertainty, while others experience personal growth, forgiveness and inner healing. For those of us on the other side, we may have difficulty in finding the… Read more »


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 »


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 »


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 »