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Grieving the Loss of A Loved One - CompassionCare Hospice

Releasing a white dove as a memorial

Letting go is not an easy task. Grieving the loss of a loved one doesn’t happen overnight, you will experience many emotions along the way; anger, sadness, joyful moments recalling the good times you shared with a loved one, etc. Moving forward and ultimately surrendering your grief can seem unthinkable at times but it’s a… Read more »


Hospice and Dialysis - CompassionCare Hospice

For someone faced with kidney failure, dialysis may be the only treatment keeping them alive. The decision to stop dialysis and move into hospice is a difficult one to make. Individuals become extremely sick and experience a poor quality of life that the decision, at this point, whether or not to continue with treatments can turn into an easy one. Acute renal failure is… Read more »


Cataract Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Optometrist checking for cataracts - CompassionCare Hospice

August is Cataract Awareness Month. A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens. You cannot see your eye’s lens, but the cloudiness is definitely felt. The eye’s lens lies behind the iris and pupil. Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss for people 40 years of age and older. Cataracts affect more… Read more »


Make Your Last Wishes Known - CompassionCare Hospice

The Four Levels of Hospice Care - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

Your personal wishes regarding end-of-life care are deep and based on your values and beliefs-whatever they may be.  While it can be difficult to initiate, these end-of-life conversations are a must amongst family members and your physician. These conversations should relieve loved ones and healthcare providers of the need to guess what you would want if you… Read more »


Senior Detachment - CompassionCare Hospice

Hospice Care

We all have those moments of loneliness from time to time, maybe some more than others. Surprisingly, the feeling of being alone is a struggle many seniors face. Senior detachment is unfortunately on the rise and can lead to many health issues like depression and can even have physical effects such as heart disease. Senior detachment is… Read more »


Senior Living & Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

Nurse counseling patient over her anxiety

The senior living industry has continued to surpass basic health and living options allowing more choices for their residents. We are starting to see more advanced health services in senior living communities and one of these is hospice. Although it was once rare to find assisted and independent living communities that offered things like hospice… Read more »


Having Good Balance Is Important! - CompassionCare Hospice

Good Balance with CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas

Having good balance means being able to control and maintain your body’s position while you are moving or remaining still. The part of the inner ear responsible for balance is the vestibular system. The vestibular system is sometimes called the labyrinth. The labyrinth interacts with other systems in the body, such as the eyes, bones,… Read more »


Discuss Senior Care - CompassionCare Hospice

Senior Care - CompassionCare Hospice Las Vegas, NV

Senior care is a difficult subject to tackle, but should definitely be discussed. Discuss the care you would like to receive before an emergency situation occurs. The United States aging population is climbing. People 65 and over is projected to almost double to 83,000,000 Americans by 2050. Only a third of Americans think they will… Read more »