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National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Cardiogram and stethoscope to detect atrial fibrillation - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

September is National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month. Atrial fibrillation is also called AFib or abbreviated AF. AFib is a caused by an arrhythmia or an irregular heartbeat which can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure, and other heart-related complications. At least 2.7 million Americans are living with atrial fibrillation. Many people living with AFib… Read more »


Pain Management - CompassionCare Hospice

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Nearly 100 million Americans experience chronic pain. Understanding more about the underlying causes of pain can help improve pain management and alleviate suffering. Chronic pain is a warning sign that indicates there is an issue and it needs attention, it can also create weakness in other parts of the body and can lead to depression or anxiety. Living… Read more »


Making the Right Choice - CompassionCare Hospice

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Depending on your location there could be one or several hospices in your community. If you live in Nevada your options are abundant and making the right choice for you and your loved one can become stressful. Hospice is compassionate care focused on comfort and quality of life. It’s care is unique to each individual. Understanding… Read more »


Compassionate Care with Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

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While traditional medicine can treat some diseases, hospice attends, with compassion and respect, to the whole patient. It may be time to ask yourself- what care is right for you? With hospice, you’re in control and at CompassionCare we will create an individualized plan of care based on your wishes and needs. You will consult with… Read more »


Music Therapy - CompassionCare Hospice

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While the health benefits of music have long been known to positively affect one’s emotions, mood, and well-being, a multitude of new studies have confirmed that music therapy may be just the right “medicine” we need.  Research shows that music is the first and last sensation we experience as human beings and could possibly help with things such as… Read more »


Peaceful Ending - CompassionCare Hospice

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When we reach the end of our lives a peaceful ending is what we aim for, this can be achieved by preparing while we are still alive. We can’t always control what happens to us but we can prepare for the future the best we know how. The top concerns of the dying in the… Read more »


Medic Alert Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Medic Alert - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas

August is medic alert awareness month. August’s MedicAlert Awareness Month was established by the MedicAlert Foundation to make consumers aware of the specific benefits of the MedicAlert product. A medical identification tag can be worn as a bracelet, a necklace, or on clothing. Not every medical identification tag gives you the benefits a MedicAlert identification… Read more »


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 »


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 »