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Hospice Care at End-of-Life Linked to Higher Satisfaction - CompassionCare Hospice

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Fox News Health reported that families of terminally ill cancer patients may be more satisfied with the end-of-life treatment their loved ones receive when it involves hospice care, a recent study suggests.  Researchers examined interview data from 1,970 family members of  cancer patients. The patients all had advanced lung or colorectal cancer, and roughly half had… Read more »


Conversation Starters to Help Talk with Someone on Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

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Have you ever had a friend or a colleague who has gone through a difficult time, and you want to reach out to them, but you just don’t know what to do or say? Many people fear saying the wrong thing, so they end up not saying anything at all. Maybe they put off visiting or calling,… Read more »


Being Mortal Changing Lives - CompassionCare Hospice

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As the end of another year approaches, many are working on their New Year resolutions. This is a great time to begin thinking of what kind of care you would want if faced with a serious illness. Although April is National Healthcare Decision month, this past year there has been an ongoing national campaign to… Read more »


Handwashing Awareness Week - CompassionCare Hospice

Handwashing Awareness Week - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

As National Handwashing Awareness Week comes to an end, we are reminded of the importance of handwashing all year. National Handwashing Awareness Week is December 4-10, 2016. It is a win-win for everyone involved, except the germs. Handwashing is one you can prevent the flu. Keeping our hands clean is one of the most important… Read more »


National Hospice & Palliative Care Month – Interview With Chaplain Russ - CompassionCare Hospice

National Hospice & Palliative Care Month Interview

This week CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada has another extra special interview for our followers. In observance of National Hospice & Palliative Care Month we’ve been interviewing some of our staff members to explain exactly what hospice care is. This week we’ve interviewed our wonderful Chaplain Russ. We ask that you share these interviews… Read more »


National COPD Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

COPD Awareness - Senior Woman using Spirometry - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

November is National COPD Awareness Month. COPD is an acronym for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is a chronic respiratory or lung disease that block airflow, and makes it difficult to breathe. It is usually a mix of two diseases: chronic bronchitis and emphysema. This disease is also quite common. Smoking is a common cause…. Read more »


Hospice Awareness: Hospice is Living For Today - CompassionCare Hospice

Hospice Awareness - CompassionCare Hospice Las Vegas, Nevada

Hospice Awareness – “Hospice is living for today,” wrote Diego. When you or a loved one has a life-limiting illness it can seem as though your world is turned upside down. You might feel powerless, scared and alone. Modern medicine has always been focused on the cure-but what if there is no cure? With hospice,… Read more »


Hospice and Palliative Care is Respect For Life - CompassionCare Hospice

Hospice and Palliative Care Month - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

“Hospice is a respect for life,” wrote Joan. November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. CompassionCare Hospice and hospices across the United States are reaching out to raise awareness about the highest quality care for all people coping with life-limiting illness. Hospice is not a place. Hospice and palliative care programs can be provided… Read more »