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Adult Day Services - CompassionCare Hospice

Adult Day Services are a great option for both a senior who still lives at home and their caregiver. This type of program allows the participant an opportunity to get out of the home and around others for companionship, while being provided with assistance and supervision during the day. It allows a caregiver time to themselves to relax… Read more »

When The End Is Near - CompassionCare Hospice

When your family is suddenly hit with the passing of a loved one, it leaves little to no time to prepare. On the other hand, a person who is slowly transitioning can become confusing for families as they may not be as sure as to what’s happening. If you are prepared no matter what the circumstance is, you have… Read more »

The Hospice Referral Process - CompassionCare Hospice

Much too often, referrals to hospice are made too late, before a patient and family have the chance to benefit from all of the services hospice actually has to offer. The sooner a patient is referred, the better. Many say that the only regret they have about hospice is not signing on sooner. Hospice care… Read more »

Finding The Right Fit in a Caregiver - CompassionCare Hospice

Most seniors today prefer to age in place, but when their health starts to decline and they need immediate or sudden help, we as family members may be faced with the critical decision of whether or not to start providing the care they need. Lots of family members end up becoming a caregiver to a loved one, but the… Read more »

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Facts - CompassionCare Hospice

How do you decide whether CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) is right for you? You’ve seen it over and over in TV shows. Someone’s heart stops and then you hear a loud “Clear!” One or two shocks, and the heart beats again showing the patient fully recovered. But in reality, the success of CPR depends upon many factors that include age, mental… Read more »

What Matters to You - CompassionCare Hospice

Decisions about end-of-life care are intensely personal, and are based on an individual’s own values and beliefs. Talking with your family, healthcare providers, friends, and loved ones are all important steps to making your wishes known. These conversations will relieve loved ones and healthcare providers of the need to guess what you would want if ever faced… Read more »

Plan Ahead While The Choice Is Still Yours - CompassionCare Hospice

Sharing your wishes for end-of-life care can bring you closer to those you love. It’s critically important considering these facts: Ninety percent of people say that talking with their family about end-of-life care is important, when only twenty seven percent have actually done so. Eighty two percent of people say it’s important to put their wishes in writing-only twenty three percent have. Eighty percent of people say… Read more »

Safe Medication Management - CompassionCare Hospice

Medications are an essential part of life for many seniors, helping them stay healthy while managing chronic conditions. But, making mistakes when taking medications can lead to serious, life threatening, ramifications. So, it is important that both seniors and their caregivers do all that they can to avoid making medication mistakes. Medication errors by the elderly may be more common than… Read more »

Hospice & Quality of Life - CompassionCare Hospice

Hospice permits individuals with terminal illnesses to make decisions about how and where they want to spend the rest of their lives. It provides many benefits that aren’t possible in traditional healthcare settings. Through hospice, families are directly involved in making decisions and in helping the one they love. Hospice is unique because it focuses on care-not a cure…. Read more »

Balance Causes & Symptoms - CompassionCare Hospice

Having good balance means being able to control and maintain your bodies’ position, while in motion or standing still. Lightheadedness, dizzy spells, or the sensation of spinning in circles can all be signs of a balance issues, if these symptoms occur regularly. Balance issues are common among older adults and one of the main reasons help from… Read more »