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Battling the Winter Blues-Senior Isolation - CompassionCare Hospice

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Being cooped up indoors due to cold conditions and weather can put our parents at risk of isolating themselves from others, putting their emotional and mental state at risk too. Dangers like icy roads, fall risks, and catching the winter bug are all concerns for the elderly that make them want to stay indoors even… Read more »


Don’t Fear The Future-Be Prepared - CompassionCare Hospice

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According to research, 90% of people say talking with loved ones about end-of-life care is important, but just 27% have actually done so and only 7% have had this conversation with their doctor. Less than a quarter of us have put our wishes in writing, although 82% say it’s important to them. I think we… Read more »


Making The Hospice Plan Work - CompassionCare Hospice

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When you or a loved one is faced with a life-limiting illness, it can seem like your world is turned upside down. You may experience feelings of loneliness, fear, and anxiety about the future. Modern medicine has always focused on a cure…but what if there is no cure? What can you do? Hospice can help-it… Read more »


Hospice Care at End-of-Life Linked to Higher Satisfaction - CompassionCare Hospice

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Fox News Health reported that families of terminally ill cancer patients may be more satisfied with the end-of-life treatment their loved ones receive when it involves hospice care, a recent study suggests.  Researchers examined interview data from 1,970 family members of  cancer patients. The patients all had advanced lung or colorectal cancer, and roughly half had… Read more »


Medical Musts for the New year - CompassionCare Hospice

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We hear over and over how important it is we see our primary physician annually. With so many health tests it may be hard spotting the right one for you. Here are some tips to help you talk with your doctor and make the most of your yearly visit! As we age we shrink in… 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 »


Dementia Types - CompassionCare Hospice

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When we hear the word dementia, most automatically think of Alzheimer’s disease. While Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, there are other types, not as well known, that are equally catastrophic. Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of death in America, according to the Alzheimer’s Association and is slow progressing. Individuals start off having memory issues such as forgetting… Read more »


Being Mortal Changing Lives - CompassionCare Hospice

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As the end of another year approaches, many are working on their New Year resolutions. This is a great time to begin thinking of what kind of care you would want if faced with a serious illness. Although April is National Healthcare Decision month, this past year there has been an ongoing national campaign to… 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 »


Hospice is Hope - CompassionCare Hospice

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Hospice is about quality of life-not quantity. Hospice does not hasten or postpone death. Hospice allows a terminal illness to run its natural course while giving patients hope. Hope for comfort, dignity, and hope for living each day of their life. If you or a loved-one are struggling with an illness, hospice can help. It’s… Read more »