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Healthy Lung Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Healthy Lung Month - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

October is healthy lung month. It makes sense. So many of us have problems pertaining to our lungs this time of year. Pollens, molds, and other allergies are so prevalent this time of year. Fall is a great time of the year for these allergens because it is colder and wetter. Someone severely allergic to… Read more »


World Psoriasis Day - CompassionCare Hospice

World Psoriasis Day - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

World Psoriasis Day is October 29. Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease in which skin cells build up on the surface of the skin at a rapid rate. It is common with more than 3 million cases in the U.S. alone. There are seven types of psoriasis: plaque, guttate, inverse, pustular, and erythrodermic, nail, and… 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 »


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 »


World Osteoporosis Day - CompassionCare Hospice

World Osteoporosis Day - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

World Osteoporosis Day is October 20. Osteoporosis is a common disease that weakens bones. World Osteoporosis Day 2016 theme is “Love Your Bones – Protect Your Future.” As bones weaken, the risk of sudden and unexpected fractures increases. Until a fracture occurs, there are typically no signs or symptoms. Broken bones may lead to chronic… 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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »