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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 »


Comforts of Music therapy - CompassionCare Hospice

A cancer survivor relaxing and playing her guitar.

Research shows that sound is the last outside sensation that registers with a human as they begin to transition out of this life. Even when someone is no longer able to communicate or no longer conscious, they can still be comforted by sounds, including music. Throughout our lifetime, music can have both positive and negative… Read more »


Assisting the Caregiver - CompassionCare Hospice

Young girl hug her mother and she enjoying

CompassionCare is mindful of the caregiver’s physical, emotional and spiritual health-just as we are of our patients. In fact, a vital part of hospice care is in support of caregivers. If you are looking after a loved one in your own home, we can help ease your burden in many ways. Hospice staff visit on… Read more »


Taking Care to Give Care - CompassionCare Hospice

Seniors woman with her caregiver at home

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

Homec arer reading book to old woman in nursing home

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 »