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FREE Community Event Reminder! - CompassionCare Hospice

Seventy percent of Americans say they would prefer to die at home, but nearly 70 percent die in hospitals and institutions. Ninety percent of Americans know they should have conversations about end-of-life care, yet only 30 percent have done so. Don’t fall into this 30 percent. Join us tomorrow from 7:00-9:00 a.m. at Sunrise Hospital &… Read more »


Stopping Treatment - CompassionCare Hospice

Many elderly patients nowadays are enduring unnecessary and potentially harmful treatments at the end of their lives. Up to 1/3 are given chemotherapy, dialysis, blood transfusions or CPR in their final weeks which has no potential benefits and is only prolonging their suffering. Today’s review by researchers at the University of New South Wales, in Sydney, estimates that up… Read more »


Are You Prepared for the End? - CompassionCare Hospice

Dear Friends and Colleagues, We’re getting close to the free screening and discussion of the PBS program “Being Mortal” on March 15, 2017 from 7:00-9:00 a.m. at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center. You will be a part of a national dialog taking place in our community that asks “Have you and your family had the… Read more »


Dying With Dignity - CompassionCare Hospice

There’s no denying the inevitable, one day we will all pass away. But somehow many of us don’t believe it, this is can pose great issues in dying with dignity. We need to look for ways to experience a better ending, we need to reflect on our own deaths and begin the process of accepting our mortality…. Read more »


Caregiving Conversations - CompassionCare Hospice

Taking care of someone with a chronic illness like cancer can pose unique challenges. Despite this, millions of parents, children, siblings, partners, friends, and neighbors put their lives on hold to care for someone they love. Every day, they put someone else ahead of themselves and sacrifice their own personal priorities. Not only do they advocate for… Read more »


10 Things To Know About Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

The national magazine “U.S. News & World Report” recently featured an article called “10 Things Seniors Should Know About Hospice”. When families have time to prepare for the death of a loved one, hospice can make life easier. Hospice professionals can help you understand the nature of an illness, the likely outcome of the current… Read more »


Hospice Services Covered by Medicare Benefit - CompassionCare Hospice

Medicare’s hospice benefit has helped millions and their families cope with the final stages of terminal illnesses. To qualify, you must be eligible for Medicare’s Part A hospital insurance, and your physician must certify that you have six months or less to live (assuming your illness runs its natural course). You also must sign a… Read more »


Making The Hospice Plan Work - CompassionCare Hospice

When you or a loved one is faced with a life-limiting illness, it can seem like your world is turned upside down. You may experience feelings of loneliness, fear, and anxiety about the future. Modern medicine has always focused on a cure…but what if there is no cure? What can you do? Hospice can help-it… Read more »


Families Approve of Hospice Care - CompassionCare Hospice

Families of terminal cancer patients may be more satisfied with the end-of-life treatment their loved ones receive when it involves hospice care. Researchers examined interview data from 1,970 family members of deceased cancer patients. These patients had either advanced lung or colorectal cancer, and roughly half had received hospice care according to an article in… Read more »


Hospice is Hope - CompassionCare Hospice

Hospice is about quality of life-not quantity. Hospice does not hasten or postpone death. Hospice allows a terminal illness to run its natural course while giving patients hope. Hope for comfort, dignity, and hope for living each day of their life. If you or a loved-one are struggling with an illness, hospice can help. It’s… Read more »