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Going “Home” with Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

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People don’t plan on dying. We tend to live in the present, making the most of every day. We spend more time and energy on deciding what’s for dinner or planning a vacation than addressing our last days on this earth and how we would like to leave. Dying is not what it used to be…. Read more »


The Hurdles of Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

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When the word hospice is mentioned it is often associated with other words like “giving up”. Many people believe that by agreeing to hospice they are signing their own death certificate. While many imagine a hospice patient, bed-bound, in a nursing home and over medicated, they may actually be up enjoying time with family, taking a walk in… Read more »


Signs of Stomach Cancer - CompassionCare Hospice

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We all get the stomach aches from time to time, and if more often than not, this can cause us to worry about stomach cancer. Stomach cancer has a reputation for being one of the most painful but for many sufferers, pain is not among the disease’s early warning signs. In fact, it can cause no… Read more »


ALS & Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) - diagnosis written on a white piece of paper. Syringe and vaccine with drugs.

Around this time last year, ALS (Amyotrophic Laterals Sclerosis) took over social media headlines due to the viral fundraiser for the disease, The Ice Bucket Challenge. Posts and timelines were filled with videos of ice buckets being dumped on friends, family and celebrities in support of individuals diagnosed with this disease. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative… Read more »


Intensive Care not Always the Best - CompassionCare Hospice

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When faced with end-of-life decisions, all too often, end-of-life care becomes about those who are living and not about the actual person who’s dying.   What we have to remind ourselves of, though, is that it’s not about us, it’s about our loved one. And for physicians, it should be about their patient. Does he or she want to live bed-bound in a skilled… Read more »


Living Well Until the End - CompassionCare Hospice

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For those with a life limiting illness, fighting your hardest to live on can make living itself too difficult. Sometimes the question is no longer “What else can be done?” but “How do I want to live now?” Today there are better ways to confront and cope with serious illnesses, no matter how dire the diagnosis…. Read more »


Planning for End-of-Life Decisions - CompassionCare Hospice

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Last chances to see the PBS Frontline Film, Being Mortal, are this week! You can join us tomorrow and Thursday for these FREE screenings and discussions. Based on the best-selling book by Dr. Atul Gawade, this film explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with the doctors, nurses, and… Read more »


Hope is Not a Plan-Free Film Screening - CompassionCare Hospice

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Join CompassionCare tomorrow, April 18th, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Lakeview Terrace Assisted Living & Memory Care in Boulder City (180 Ville Drive, Boulder City, NV 89005) for the free screening and discussion of the PBS Frontline documentary Being Mortal. Based on the best-selling book by Atul Gawande, this film explores the hopes of patients and families… Read more »


Join the Conversation - CompassionCare Hospice

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This Easter Sunday many of us will be gathered with family and friends and this may be the perfect time to “have the talk” with them. Sunday is also National Healthcare Decisions Day and the goal is for all adults to have the tools needed to discuss and document their healthcare wishes now, while they’re healthy and able, before… Read more »


Film Explores End-of-Life-Care - CompassionCare Hospice

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Join us this week, Wednesday & Thursday, for free-community screenings of the documentary “Being Mortal”. 4/12/17: Silver Sky Assisted Living @ Deer Springs (6741 N Decatur Blvd., 89131) from 5-7 p.m. 4/13/17: Atria Sutton Assisted Living (3185 E Flamingo Rd, 89121) from 1-3 p.m. Seventy percent of Americans say they would prefer to die at… Read more »