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Taking Care to Give Care - CompassionCare Hospice

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This year’s theme for National Caregiving Month states just that. You must take care of yourself first before you can care for others. Caregiving is truly an international phenomenon and no nation is without family caregivers. Today, there are approximately 90 million family caregivers in the US. Caregiving can be a very rewarding experience, but… Read more »


Alzheimer’s Disease and Seniors - CompassionCare Hospice

Alzheimer's disease - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease which impairs behavior, memory, and thought. Alzheimer’s disease is an epidemic. More than 5 million Americans are living with the disease. When someone you love is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it affects you as well. It is the 6th leading cause of death in the United… Read more »


Go Purple for Alzheimer’s - CompassionCare Hospice

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If you are living with dementia or have a loved one suffering from this disease, remember that you are not alone. Approximately 1 in every 2 families are dealing with this life-limiting illness but it’s possible to live well with Alzheimer’s by seeking out support from family, friends, and hospice services. Alzheimer’s is the leading… 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 »


Hospice Volunteers Play Important Role - CompassionCare Hospice

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A hospice team treats a whole person-physically, emotionally and spiritually. Hospice isn’t just about managing pain, it shows patients how to best cope with an illness while also supporting family and loved ones involved too. Hospice care is provided by a core group of professionals and also includes the help of volunteers.  These individuals are trained… 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 »


Hospice Doesn’t Mean Leaving Home - CompassionCare Hospice

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While more people across the country seek hospice care each year, the option for patients to remain in their own homes while under hospice care also continues to grow. The thought of hospice alone can be frightening to many, you may imagine pain and loneliness, spending your final days in a cold, unfamiliar, hospital setting… Read more »


The Hospice Philosophy - CompassionCare Hospice

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The hospice philosophy seeks to replace taboos about death and dying with open communication that helps patients, families and their loved ones plan for living out the remaining time they have while dealing with a life-limiting illness. Hospice teams support their patients and families in the comforts of their own home and helps to ensure a patients wishes are followed… Read more »


Legal Planning Essential - CompassionCare Hospice

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Establishing a solid financial and legal plan for yourself or for a loved one is an essential part of preparing for the future as we age-especially before a medical crisis or life-limiting illness is upon us. Few people bring up conversations based around end-of-life care, its not a subject we want to openly talk about. Unfortunately, most people end… Read more »


Pastoral Care-An Important Component of Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

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Pastoral Care Week (October 17-21) gives opportunities for organizations and institutions of all kinds to recognize the spiritual caregivers in their midst and the ministry which the caregivers provide. We here at CompassionCare Hospice would like to recognize and thank our chaplains for all they do for our patients and families. This year’s theme for… Read more »