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10 Things To Know About Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

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The national magazine “U.S. News & World Report” recently featured an article called “10 Things Seniors Should Know About Hospice”. When families have time to prepare for the death of a loved one, hospice can make life easier. Hospice professionals can help you understand the nature of an illness, the likely outcome of the current… Read more »


“Being Mortal” Come Join Us! - CompassionCare Hospice

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Have you had a conversation with your family and loved-ones about end-of-life goals and preferences? This free screening on March 15, 2017 may help you get started. Watch a short trailer here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v-VRkr09ZMI3w Come see this moving documentary, join the conversation, and explore what matters to you. All are welcome. We hope to see you there!… Read more »


Low Vision Becoming an Issue For Many - CompassionCare Hospice

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As the last of the baby-boom generation nears the age of 65, the number of visual impairment and blindness is projected to “boom” itself, according to recent studies funded by the National Eye Institute. The number of Americans who are visually impaired, including low vision, is expected to double to more than 8 million by… Read more »


Heart Attack Survival Tips - CompassionCare Hospice

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Each year, more than 730,000 Americans suffer a heart attack and heart disease is the number 1 cause of death in both men and women. If you or a loved one experiences heart attack symptoms, you should get to an emergency department right away (within an hour). It will mean a better recovery and quality… Read more »


You’re Invited! - CompassionCare Hospice

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To a free screening and discussion of the PBS program “Being Mortal” on March 15 & March 22, 2017 at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center. You will be a part of a national dialog taking place in our community that asks “Have you and your family had the tough conversations and planned ahead?” “Being Mortal”… Read more »


Caregivers Need Care Too - CompassionCare Hospice

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Taking care of others may be one of the hardest jobs there is. If you look after a family member or loved one who is facing a life-limiting illness it is important that you look after yourself as well. “Caregivers who take care of themselves can take better care of others”. Caregiving requires patience and… Read more »


Heart Health & CPR - CompassionCare Hospice

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When someone becomes seriously ill they are faced with many decisions, these decisions often get put on loved ones and family members to decide when we can no longer speak for ourselves. One of these decisions may involve cardiopulmonary resuscitation, better known as CPR. CPR is used when a person’s heart or breathing stops. Chest… Read more »


Get The Conversation Started - CompassionCare Hospice

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Have you had a conversation with your family about end-of-life goals and preferences? These free screenings on March 15 & March 22, 2017 may help you get started. Watch a short trailer here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v-VRkr09ZMI3w Come see this moving documentary, join the conversation, and explore what matters to you. All are welcome. We hope to see… Read more »


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 »