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Dealing With High Blood Pressure - CompassionCare Hospice

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We’ve all heard the expression “makes my blood boil” used when we get angry or upset. However, when blood pressure actually stays high over time it, can damage the body and cause complications. High blood pressure (HBP) also know as hypertension, is a common disease in which blood flows through the blood vessels at higher pressures… Read more »


ALS & Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

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Around this time last year, ALS (Amyotrophic Laterals Sclerosis) took over social media headlines due to the viral fundraiser for the disease, The Ice Bucket Challenge. Posts and timelines were filled with videos of ice buckets being dumped on friends, family and celebrities in support of individuals diagnosed with this disease. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative… Read more »


Intensive Care not Always the Best - CompassionCare Hospice

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When faced with end-of-life decisions, all too often, end-of-life care becomes about those who are living and not about the actual person who’s dying.   What we have to remind ourselves of, though, is that it’s not about us, it’s about our loved one. And for physicians, it should be about their patient. Does he or she want to live bed-bound in a skilled… Read more »


Planning for End-of-Life Decisions - CompassionCare Hospice

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Last chances to see the PBS Frontline Film, Being Mortal, are this week! You can join us tomorrow and Thursday for these FREE screenings and discussions. Based on the best-selling book by Dr. Atul Gawade, this film explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with the doctors, nurses, and… Read more »


Hope is Not a Plan-Free Film Screening - CompassionCare Hospice

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Join CompassionCare tomorrow, April 18th, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Lakeview Terrace Assisted Living & Memory Care in Boulder City (180 Ville Drive, Boulder City, NV 89005) for the free screening and discussion of the PBS Frontline documentary Being Mortal. Based on the best-selling book by Atul Gawande, this film explores the hopes of patients and families… Read more »


Join the Conversation - CompassionCare Hospice

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This Easter Sunday many of us will be gathered with family and friends and this may be the perfect time to “have the talk” with them. Sunday is also National Healthcare Decisions Day and the goal is for all adults to have the tools needed to discuss and document their healthcare wishes now, while they’re healthy and able, before… Read more »


Film Explores End-of-Life-Care - CompassionCare Hospice

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Join us this week, Wednesday & Thursday, for free-community screenings of the documentary “Being Mortal”. 4/12/17: Silver Sky Assisted Living @ Deer Springs (6741 N Decatur Blvd., 89131) from 5-7 p.m. 4/13/17: Atria Sutton Assisted Living (3185 E Flamingo Rd, 89121) from 1-3 p.m. Seventy percent of Americans say they would prefer to die at… Read more »


Getting Your Affairs in Order - CompassionCare Hospice

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What would happen if you were found unconscious and sent to the hospital. You had no family, had a will but never given anyone power of attorney over your finances or health care. As a result- no one could manage your bills, retrieve your personal items or have authority to move you somewhere where you could receive care if… Read more »


Comparison of Benefits-Home Health & Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

Services Included with Hospice Care - CompassionCare Hospice

If you or a loved one ends up in the hospital, you may be faced with a decision to choose between home health services or hospice. What’s the difference? Under hospice care, most patients receive services from a Medicare-certified organization, which provides each patient with an interdisciplinary team that consists of a physician, nurse, hospice aide,… Read more »


National Healthcare Decision Week - CompassionCare Hospice

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National Healthcare Decision Week, April  16-22, aims to help people all over the United States understand the importance and value in advanced healthcare planning. The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping you talk about your end-of-life preferences and wishes. It’s crucial to start these conversations with your family, loved-ones, and physicians-before it’s too late. By… Read more »