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Caregiver Breakdown - CompassionCare Hospice

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Caregiver breakdown is real. Whether the stress of taking care of someone with a life-limiting illness comes from the physical or emotional part – it can certainly take a toll on those looking after a loved one. On the one hand, caring for your family member demonstrates love and commitment and can be a very rewarding personal experience. On… Read more »


Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day - CompassionCare Hospice

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While there is no cure for metastatic breast cancer, some are able to live longer with the disease. However, metastatic breast cancer remains a clinical challenge… October 13 places emphasis on this disease stressing the need for new, targeted treatments that will help prolong the lives of those diagnosed with this type of cancer. Reminding… Read more »


Cold or Flu-Can You Tell The Difference? - CompassionCare Hospice

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As fall officially starts the cold and flu season is upon us. It is important to fight against infections before they can have a chance to start. Practicing good hand hygiene and getting a flu immunization is a step in the right direction. Flu and cold symptoms can be very similar – you’re feeling under the… Read more »


World Hospice & Palliative Care Day - CompassionCare Hospice

Understanding Hospice with CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

Today is World Hospice & Palliative Care Day!! The theme of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2016 is: Living and dying in pain: It doesn’t have to happen. 75% of the world population does not have adequate access to controlled medications for pain relief and as a result millions of people suffer from pain… Read more »


Pink October - CompassionCare Hospice

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The American Cancer Association states that breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women and is the most common cancer found in American women besides other skin cancers. 1 in 8 U.S. women will be diagnosed with this cancer throughout their lifetime. “Pink October” (National Breast Cancer Awareness Month) is a time to focus on… Read more »


Hospice Care Services - CompassionCare Hospice

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Hospice isn’t a place. It’s a type of care that focuses on living. Living as fully as possible, with the best quality of life, up until the end of life. Hospice care services provide comfort, support, and respect to the patients and families we care for. Hospice attends to the whole person-not just the disease. Hospice services include a team… Read more »


Making the Right Choice - CompassionCare Hospice

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Depending on your location there could be one or several hospices in your community. If you live in Nevada your options are abundant and making the right choice for you and your loved one can become stressful. Hospice is compassionate care focused on comfort and quality of life. It’s care is unique to each individual. Understanding… Read more »


Walk to End Alzheimer’s - CompassionCare Hospice

Walk to End Alzheimer's - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

According to statistics, Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. More than 5 million Americans are living with this disease. Every 66 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer’s and these numbers will escalate rapidly in coming years. Unless something is done, in 2050, Alzheimer’s is projected to cost more than $1 trillion… Read more »


Music Therapy - CompassionCare Hospice

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While the health benefits of music have long been known to positively affect one’s emotions, mood, and well-being, a multitude of new studies have confirmed that music therapy may be just the right “medicine” we need.  Research shows that music is the first and last sensation we experience as human beings and could possibly help with things such as… Read more »


Peaceful Ending - CompassionCare Hospice

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When we reach the end of our lives a peaceful ending is what we aim for, this can be achieved by preparing while we are still alive. We can’t always control what happens to us but we can prepare for the future the best we know how. The top concerns of the dying in the… Read more »