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Stopping Treatment - CompassionCare Hospice

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Many elderly patients nowadays are enduring unnecessary and potentially harmful treatments at the end of their lives. Up to 1/3 are given chemotherapy, dialysis, blood transfusions or CPR in their final weeks which has no potential benefits and is only prolonging their suffering. Today’s review by researchers at the University of New South Wales, in Sydney, estimates that up… Read more »


Are You Prepared for the End? - CompassionCare Hospice

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Dear Friends and Colleagues, We’re getting close to the free screening and discussion of the PBS program “Being Mortal” on March 15, 2017 from 7:00-9:00 a.m. at Sunrise Hospital and 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… Read more »


Dying With Dignity - CompassionCare Hospice

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There’s no denying the inevitable, one day we will all pass away. But somehow many of us don’t believe it, this is can pose great issues in dying with dignity. We need to look for ways to experience a better ending, we need to reflect on our own deaths and begin the process of accepting our mortality…. Read more »


Caregiving Conversations - CompassionCare Hospice

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Taking care of someone with a chronic illness like cancer can pose unique challenges. Despite this, millions of parents, children, siblings, partners, friends, and neighbors put their lives on hold to care for someone they love. Every day, they put someone else ahead of themselves and sacrifice their own personal priorities. Not only do they advocate for… Read more »


Understanding Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

Hospice Awareness - CompassionCare Hospice Las Vegas, Nevada

When you or a loved one has a life-limiting illness it can seem as though your world is turned upside down. You might feel powerless, scared and alone. Modern medicine has always been focused on the cure-but what if there is no cure? With hospice, there is still much that can be done. Hospice is… Read more »


“Hope Is Not A Plan” - CompassionCare Hospice

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You are invited 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… Read more »


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 »