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Hospice and Dialysis - CompassionCare Hospice

For someone faced with kidney failure, dialysis may be the only treatment keeping them alive. The decision to stop dialysis and move into hospice is a difficult one to make. Individuals become extremely sick and experience a poor quality of life that the decision, at this point, whether or not to continue with treatments can turn into an easy one. Acute renal failure is… Read more »


Make Your Last Wishes Known - CompassionCare Hospice

The Four Levels of Hospice Care - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

Your personal wishes regarding end-of-life care are deep and based on your values and beliefs-whatever they may be.  While it can be difficult to initiate, these end-of-life conversations are a must amongst family members and your physician. These conversations should relieve loved ones and healthcare providers of the need to guess what you would want if you… Read more »


Senior Detachment - CompassionCare Hospice

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We all have those moments of loneliness from time to time, maybe some more than others. Surprisingly, the feeling of being alone is a struggle many seniors face. Senior detachment is unfortunately on the rise and can lead to many health issues like depression and can even have physical effects such as heart disease. Senior detachment is… Read more »


CompassionCare Hospice – We Honor Vets - CompassionCare Hospice

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The We Honor Veterans program that CompassionCare Hospice is a member of  has created a new resource to help WHV partner programs advocate and share important work with our local elected officials right here in Las Vegas, Nevada. The WHV Advocacy Toolkit was developed for organizations that are We Honor Veterans partners. Developed in collaboration with… Read more »


Hospice Work Isn’t “Scary” - CompassionCare Hospice

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Hospice can be a scary word for patients, families, and those that don’t fully understand it. After patients & families receive all of the services, support, and education that comes along with hospice, they begin to see that the once “scary” word is no longer scary. They begin to see that hospice is about living. Living the rest of your… Read more »


Hospice Eligibility - CompassionCare Hospice

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“As Medicare spending on hospice care has grown steadily in recent years—reaching $15.1 billion annually—the government has stepped up its regulatory scrutiny of hospice enrollment practices to make sure that only eligible patients are being admitted. Some primary care physicians might wonder then, how and even whether to utilize hospice care for the benefit of… Read more »


Hospice Support Isn’t Just For The Patient… - CompassionCare Hospice

A vital part of hospice services is supporting the caregiver. CompassionCare Hospice is mindful of the caregiver’s physical, emotional, and spiritual health just as we are of our patient’s. If you care for a loved one at home, hospice can ease your burden and offer relief in many ways. It takes courage to be a… Read more »


Decatur Pines Learns About Advance Directives - CompassionCare Hospice

Community Education Nurse, Julie McIntosh with CompassionCare Hospice, met with some of the residents this week at Decatur Pines Senior Apartments to discuss some important topics. Living Wills & Advanced Directives. Living wills and advance directives are written, legal instructions regarding your wishes for medical care if you are unable to make decisions for yourself. Advance… Read more »


UNLV Nursing Students Learn About Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

CompassionCare Hospice is happy to have the UNLV School of Nursing students with us today out in the community! A big thank you to Dr. Serafica and our own Community Education Nurse, Julie McIntosh for their hard work setting this up. These students will have the opportunity to see what we do for our patients… Read more »


Hospice Care Misunderstood - CompassionCare Hospice

“Hospice care is underutilized — only a third of Americans die under the care of hospice, and hospice care is free,” noted the author of one article, Dr. Gail Gazelle, assistant clinical professor at Harvard Medical School. “Far too often, patients end up in an ICU, rushed to the emergency room, and they end up… Read more »