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Congestive Heart Failure - CompassionCare Hospice

CHF - Congestive Heart Failure. Disease abbreviation.

According to the National Institutes of Health, an estimated 5.8 million people are living with Congestive Heart Failure – also known as CHF. Close to 700,000 people are diagnosed with this disease each year and the most common causes are coronary artery disease, heart attack, high blood pressure, diabetes, and kidney disease. Hospice may be appropriate for… Read more »


Heart Attack Survival Tips - CompassionCare Hospice

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Each year, more than 730,000 Americans suffer a heart attack and heart disease is the number 1 cause of death in both men and women. If you or a loved one experiences heart attack symptoms, you should get to an emergency department right away (within an hour). It will mean a better recovery and quality… Read more »


Is Your Heart Rhythm Normal? - CompassionCare Hospice

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A low heart rate (bradycardia) occurs frequently in older adults. It’s not always a problem, but it can require treatment in some cases. As we age, we expect our bodies to slow down, but not our hearts. Medical professionals consider a heart rate below 60 beats per minute as low. A normal range is from 60 to 100… Read more »


Heart Health & CPR - CompassionCare Hospice

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When someone becomes seriously ill they are faced with many decisions, these decisions often get put on loved ones and family members to decide when we can no longer speak for ourselves. One of these decisions may involve cardiopulmonary resuscitation, better known as CPR. CPR is used when a person’s heart or breathing stops. Chest… Read more »


Heart Health - CompassionCare Hospice

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Happy World Heart Day !! World heart day supports a world-wide campaign to spread awareness about heart disease and stroke prevention. Today is the day to start making smart, healthy changes. Quit smoking, get exercising and start eating healthy! Heart disease along with stroke are the world’s leading cause of death, killing 17.1 million people… 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 »


National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

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September is National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month. Atrial fibrillation is also called AFib or abbreviated AF. AFib is a caused by an arrhythmia or an irregular heartbeat which can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure, and other heart-related complications. At least 2.7 million Americans are living with atrial fibrillation. Many people living with AFib… Read more »


Pain Management - CompassionCare Hospice

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Nearly 100 million Americans experience chronic pain. Understanding more about the underlying causes of pain can help improve pain management and alleviate suffering. Chronic pain is a warning sign that indicates there is an issue and it needs attention, it can also create weakness in other parts of the body and can lead to depression or anxiety. Living… Read more »


Compassionate Care with Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

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While traditional medicine can treat some diseases, hospice attends, with compassion and respect, to the whole patient. It may be time to ask yourself- what care is right for you? With hospice, you’re in control and at CompassionCare we will create an individualized plan of care based on your wishes and needs. You will consult with… Read more »


National Women’s Health Week - CompassionCare Hospice

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National Women’s Health Week is the week of May 9. National Women’s Health Week is a reminder to women to take care of themselves. Your health is a priority. Protect your health by getting the care you need to prevent disease, disability, and injuries. Regular check-ups are important. Preventive care can keep disease away or… Read more »