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Peaceful Ending - CompassionCare Hospice

medical doctor holding senior patient's hands and comforting her

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 »


Clear Communication is Key in Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

Friendly family doctor at the hospital looking happy

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 »


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 »