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Holiday Fraud-Beware - CompassionCare Hospice

Portrait Of Senior Woman Giving Credit Card Details On The Phone

With just a few shopping days left until Christmas, many are still scrambling to find that perfect gift for that special someone. We should always be aware of the scams and frauds that are out there, but particularly this time of year! Our senior population become the target audience for many scam artists. Don’t become… Read more »


Brain Power - CompassionCare Hospice

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As we age it is important that we continue to take care of ourselves, physically and mentally. Our brain needs a good workout just as our bodies do. Exercising the brain helps improve our memory, concentration and overall intelligence, as well as, sharpening our decision making, and the ability to better remember facts, dates, and… Read more »


Senior Holiday Travel Tips - CompassionCare Hospice

Senior Woman Feeding Biscuit to a Man Covered in Crumbs on a Passenger Aeroplane

With Christmas just a week away many will be traveling to be close to family, loved ones, and friends. An international study conducted found that those age 50+ are the largest group of travelers out there. In and out of airports and stuck in an airplane for several hours can leave us susceptible to germs… Read more »


Senior Safety On The Road - CompassionCare Hospice

A very old man with a valid driving license drives a car. Photo by Rafael Ben-Ari/Chameleons Eye

As a senior, it can be hard to notice gradual changes in your own driving ability. To stay safe, it’s important to recognize and understand the physical and mental changes associated with age that can affect an individual’s driving ability. Regular checkups with your physician can help monitor issues with any chronic issues that can… Read more »


Making Your Wishes Known - CompassionCare Hospice

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The first living will, Five Wishes, discusses a person’s personal, emotional and spiritual needs regarding medical wishes should anything ever happen to them and they cannot speak for themselves. Five Wishes helps you chose a designated person to facilitate these wishes on your behalf should you become seriously ill. More than 20 million people have… Read more »


Hospice Misconceptions - CompassionCare Hospice

A loving, handsome senior couple on a black background.

With more than 5,000 hospice facilities throughout the United States, it is important to know what hospice is and address the misconceptions that go along with it – emphasizing the hospice benefits to those approaching the final stages of life. Hospice care really stands apart, it’s a different kind of care  focused on maintaining or improving quality of life by… Read more »


Hospice Helps Keep You Home - CompassionCare Hospice

Nurse counseling patient over her anxiety

Part of the growing older can mean needing more help, especially when dealing with a life-limiting illness. Hospice services provide help to individuals so that they can remain in their home, independent, longer. The hospice team provides private-duty nursing services that provide in-home care – not just at the end of life. Hospices have great expertise at managing people’s care in their… Read more »


How Hospice Works - CompassionCare Hospice

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Discussions around end-of-life are very difficult to have, talking about the possible loss of a loved-one can be unthinkable yet very necessary, before having to make last minute decisions. Understanding how end-of-life looks from a hospital bed or from home are two choices that many are faced with at some point in their lifetime. Sometimes… Read more »


National Hospice & Palliative Care Month - CompassionCare Hospice

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Know Your Options! Is the 2016 theme for National Hospice & Palliative Care Month which kicks off today! During the month of November, the home care and hospice community honor the millions of nurses, home care aides, social workers, and therapists who make a remarkable difference for the patients and families they serve and to… Read more »


The Alzheimer’s Caregiver Journey - CompassionCare Hospice

CompassionepCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada is here for you. Don't think you are alone in your depression.

Alzheimer’s not only alters the lives of people with the disease but also the lives of those who are the caretakers.  The Alzheimer’s journey can be just as emotionally and physically demanding for the caregiver as it is for the one with the actual disease, however, it is often overlooked when it comes to the caregiver…. Read more »