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How Hospice Works - CompassionCare Hospice

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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 »


GERD Awareness Week - CompassionCare Hospice

GERD Awareness Week - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

GERD Awareness Week is November 20-26. GERD is an acronym for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. It is a very common disease where the stomach content flow back into the esophagus causing irritating and painful symptoms and possibly damaging the esophagus. This week and all others, CompassionCare Hospice wants you to be an advocate for a positive… Read more »


Taking Care to Give Care - CompassionCare Hospice

Seniors woman with her caregiver at home

This year’s theme for National Caregiving Month states just that. You must take care of yourself first before you can care for others. Caregiving is truly an international phenomenon and no nation is without family caregivers. Today, there are approximately 90 million family caregivers in the US. Caregiving can be a very rewarding experience, but… Read more »


Alzheimer’s Disease and Seniors - CompassionCare Hospice

Alzheimer's disease - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease which impairs behavior, memory, and thought. Alzheimer’s disease is an epidemic. More than 5 million Americans are living with the disease. When someone you love is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it affects you as well. It is the 6th leading cause of death in the United… Read more »


Go Purple for Alzheimer’s - CompassionCare Hospice

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If you are living with dementia or have a loved one suffering from this disease, remember that you are not alone. Approximately 1 in every 2 families are dealing with this life-limiting illness but it’s possible to live well with Alzheimer’s by seeking out support from family, friends, and hospice services. Alzheimer’s is the leading… Read more »


World Diabetes Day - CompassionCare Hospice

World Diabetes Day - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

World Diabetes Day is November 14. The theme for this year’s World Diabetes Day is, “Eyes on Diabetes.” The blue circle is the symbol used for diabetes awareness. The circle stands for unity. Today will focus on promoting the importance of screening to ensure early diagnosis of diabetes and treatment to reduce the risk of… Read more »


Hospice Can Help - CompassionCare Hospice

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Hospice Can Help When you or a loved one is facing a life-limiting illness, you may not know which way to turn. While traditional medicine treats a disease, hospice is compassionate care focused on comfort and quality of life. But while advanced care can do wonders for those with life-limiting illnesses it also can be… Read more »


Lung Cancer Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Lung cancer awareness ribbon - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. This year’s campaign is “Share Your Story.” “We believe that when one person shares their story, it causes a ripple effect that gives others permission to do the same.  This ultimately builds a more supportive community and helps move us towards a more supportive discussion of the disease,” says… Read more »


Aging Adults And COPD - CompassionCare Hospice

Aging Adults and COPD - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

November is COPD Awareness Month. COPD is the third leading cause of death in the United States. It is a chronic a progressive condition with no cure. Medications and treatments may help, but eventually the symptoms will worsen. There are many opportunities for hope and a certain quality of life even after a diagnosis of… Read more »