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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 »


Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week - CompassionCare Hospice

Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Week - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week is December 1 – 7. Crohn’s and Colitis both fall under the category of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (commonly shortened to IBD). Crohn’s and Colitis affect the gastrointestinal tract (commonly shortened to GI Tract). The difference between the two is: Ulcerative Colitis is limited to the colon (or large intestines) and… Read more »


Hospice Misconceptions - CompassionCare Hospice

A loving, handsome senior couple on a black background.

With more than 5,000 hospice facilities throughout the United States, it is important to know what hospice is and address the misconceptions that go along with it – emphasizing the hospice benefits to those approaching the final stages of life. Hospice care really stands apart, it’s a different kind of care  focused on maintaining or improving quality of life by… Read more »


Hospice Helps Keep You Home - CompassionCare Hospice

Nurse counseling patient over her anxiety

Part of the growing older can mean needing more help, especially when dealing with a life-limiting illness. Hospice services provide help to individuals so that they can remain in their home, independent, longer. The hospice team provides private-duty nursing services that provide in-home care – not just at the end of life. Hospices have great expertise at managing people’s care in their… Read more »


National Hospice & Palliative Care Month – Interview With Community Nurse Julie - CompassionCare Hospice

National Hospice & Palliative Care Month - Interview With CCHLV Employee

Last but not least we interviewed our very own Community Education Nurse. You may have seen Julie on quite a few of our other hospice education videos. She is truly a special person who is dedicated to bringing truth and knowledge to the Southern Nevada community. We appreciate everyone who viewed our National Hospice &… Read more »


Hospice Communication - CompassionCare Hospice

Hospice communcation - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

Through effective communication, a hospice worker can help your loved one the most effectively and efficiently. The hospice nurse is in a specialized position, since he or she is often involved in all segments of a patient’s life during this time. They see both what is happening with the patient emotionally, with their families, as… Read more »


Comforts of Music therapy - CompassionCare Hospice

A cancer survivor relaxing and playing her guitar.

Research shows that sound is the last outside sensation that registers with a human as they begin to transition out of this life. Even when someone is no longer able to communicate or no longer conscious, they can still be comforted by sounds, including music. Throughout our lifetime, music can have both positive and negative… Read more »


Assisting the Caregiver - CompassionCare Hospice

Young girl hug her mother and she enjoying

CompassionCare is mindful of the caregiver’s physical, emotional and spiritual health-just as we are of our patients. In fact, a vital part of hospice care is in support of caregivers. If you are looking after a loved one in your own home, we can help ease your burden in many ways. Hospice staff visit on… Read more »


Taking Care to Give Care - CompassionCare Hospice

Seniors woman with her caregiver at home

This year’s theme for National Caregiving Month states just that. You must take care of yourself first before you can care for others. Caregiving is truly an international phenomenon and no nation is without family caregivers. Today, there are approximately 90 million family caregivers in the US. Caregiving can be a very rewarding experience, but… Read more »


Alzheimer’s Disease and Seniors - CompassionCare Hospice

Alzheimer's disease - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease which impairs behavior, memory, and thought. Alzheimer’s disease is an epidemic. More than 5 million Americans are living with the disease. When someone you love is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it affects you as well. It is the 6th leading cause of death in the United… Read more »