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Pastoral Care-An Important Component of Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

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 »


World Spine Day - CompassionCare Hospice

World Spine Day - CompassionCare Hospice Las Vegas, Nevada

World Spine Day is October 16. It is a day set aside to raise awareness about spinal disorders as part of the Bone and Joint Health Awareness Week. Millions of people around the world suffer spinal disorders. Spinal disorders can include lower back pain, cervical or neck pain, scoliosis, and degenerate disc disease, but may… Read more »


Caregiver Breakdown - CompassionCare Hospice

Senior with dementia enjoying the day

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 »


Health Literacy Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Health Literacy Month - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

October is Health Literacy Month! Health literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate and important health decisions. This is a time for organizations and individuals to promote to importance of understandable health information. The right words can make… Read more »


Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day - CompassionCare Hospice

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 »


World Arthritis Day - CompassionCare Hospice

Arthritis - Bone and Joint Health Awareness Week - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

October 12 starts Bone and Joint Health Awareness Week, but it is also World Arthritis Day. Arthritis is very common, but not well understood. It affects 1 in 5 adults. It is inflammation of the joints, causing pain, stiffness, and a decreased range of motion that can worsen with age. Symptoms may come and go… Read more »


The Walk To End Alzheimer’s – Las Vegas, Nevada 2106 Video - CompassionCare Hospice

CompassionCare Hospice Team - Walk To End Alzheimer's Las Vegas, Nevada

Video Footage Of The Walk To End Alzheimer’s – October 8th, 2016 Las Vegas, Nevada Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. The video displayed is of “The Walk to End Alzheimer’s” in Las… Read more »


Bone and Joint Health Awareness Week - CompassionCare Hospice

Bones and Joints Health Awareness Week - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas

Bone and Joint Health Awareness Week is October 12th to the 20th. 1 out of 2 Americans over the age of 18 are affected by a musculoskeletal disorder. The musculoskeletal system provides the body with form, support, stability, and movement. It is made up of the bones and joints of the skeleton as well as… Read more »


Think Healthy Thoughts - CompassionCare Hospice

Just as our physical health is important, so is our mental health. Thinking healthy thoughts includes having a sense of wellbeing and functioning on a daily basis. Same as we exercise and take care of our physical bodies, there are steps we can take to exercise and increase our mental health too! First and foremost, value… Read more »


2016 NASW Annual Conference - CompassionCare Hospice

The National Association of Social Workers-Nevada Chapter’s Annual Conference starts this Sunday at the Bellagio Luxury Resort & Casino. This year’s conference will offer presentations featuring new treatment tracks, industry exhibitors, best practice workshops, and networking opportunities! The Lifestyle Intervention Conference is the fastest growing event in the nation addressing addiction issues, undiagnosed process addiction… Read more »