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Cancer on the Rise in Younger Adults - CompassionCare Hospice

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 The number of younger adults being diagnosed with colon cancer is on the rise, according to a recent study by the American Cancer Society. People born in 1990 have twice the risk of colon cancer and four times the risk of rectal cancer as people the same age who were born in the 50’s. Colon… Read more »


Hospice Levels of Care - CompassionCare Hospice

Levels of Hospice Care - CompassionCare Hospice

Hospice patients may require differing levels of care throughout the course of their disease process, the Hospice Medicare Benefit allows patients four levels of care to meet their needs as they can change. These four levels of care are: Routine Care, General Inpatient Care, Respite Care, and Continuous Care. While one patient may experience all… Read more »


Conversation Starters to Help Talk with Someone on Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

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Have you ever had a friend or a colleague who has gone through a difficult time, and you want to reach out to them, but you just don’t know what to do or say? Many people fear saying the wrong thing, so they end up not saying anything at all. Maybe they put off visiting or calling,… Read more »


Make Your New Year’s Eve Safe - CompassionCare Hospice

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Whether this last year was a good or a bad year, you’ll most likely want to send it off in style this New Year’s Eve. While it’s no secret that many will enjoy a few drinks and get the party started well before, and carry on after the big countdown to 2017, there’s no point… Read more »


Multigenerational Living - CompassionCare Hospice

Portrait Of Multi-Generation Chinese Family Relaxing In Park Together

Today, like many generations ago, extended families share the same household. Often this means that typically three generations (adult children, children, and grandparents) live under the same roof. Rising costs of real estate, healthcare and childcare make more families consider joining forces across generations. However, togetherness such as this has its benefits and drawbacks and… Read more »


Holiday Fraud-Beware - CompassionCare Hospice

Portrait Of Senior Woman Giving Credit Card Details On The Phone

With just a few shopping days left until Christmas, many are still scrambling to find that perfect gift for that special someone. We should always be aware of the scams and frauds that are out there, but particularly this time of year! Our senior population become the target audience for many scam artists. Don’t become… Read more »


Support for Our Military Families - CompassionCare Hospice

Old woman's hands holding an American flag

Military Family Month was established in 1996 by the Armed Services YMCA, with the U.S. Government recognizing the occasion every year. Each November, the President signs a proclamation declaring November Military Family Month and with hundreds of thousands of service members deployed overseas, recognizing the daily sacrifices made by military families is highly necessary. As… Read more »


Happy Halloween from CompassionCare - CompassionCare Hospice

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For many young children, Halloween night is one of the best!  But trick-or-treating can be dangerous if kids and their parents aren’t cautious. Here’s some trick-or-treating tips before you hit the streets tonight. Make sure you and your children are in comfortable shoes. Shoelaces should be double-tied to avoid tripping in the dark. Have a plan on where… Read more »


You Had Me At Pizza… - CompassionCare Hospice

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October is an eventful month: the start of the fall season, raising awareness for breast cancer and bullying in our youth, hot apple cider, pumpkins and PIZZA! October is also pizza appreciation month! National Pizza Month began around the 1980’s and became a trend by the founder of Pizza Today magazine, Gerry Durnell. More recently,… Read more »


Bully Prevention – Help Us Take A Stand - CompassionCare Hospice

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National Bullying Prevention Month is a nationwide campaign founded in 2006 by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, this campaign is held during the month of October and unites communities around the world to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention. Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived… Read more »