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Dealing With High Blood Pressure - CompassionCare Hospice

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We’ve all heard the expression “makes my blood boil” used when we get angry or upset. However, when blood pressure actually stays high over time it, can damage the body and cause complications. High blood pressure (HBP) also know as hypertension, is a common disease in which blood flows through the blood vessels at higher pressures… Read more »


ALS & Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

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Around this time last year, ALS (Amyotrophic Laterals Sclerosis) took over social media headlines due to the viral fundraiser for the disease, The Ice Bucket Challenge. Posts and timelines were filled with videos of ice buckets being dumped on friends, family and celebrities in support of individuals diagnosed with this disease. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative… Read more »


5 Step System to Better Sleep - CompassionCare Hospice

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Adequate sleep is a big factor in staying healthy. Better Sleep Month, which is in May, encourages us to make better sleep patterns for ourselves. Better Sleep Month is supported by the Better Sleep Council, which aims to raise awareness about the benefits of better sleep and how poor sleep can be disruptive to our lives…. Read more »


Getting Your Affairs in Order - CompassionCare Hospice

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What would happen if you were found unconscious and sent to the hospital. You had no family, had a will but never given anyone power of attorney over your finances or health care. As a result- no one could manage your bills, retrieve your personal items or have authority to move you somewhere where you could receive care if… Read more »


Comparison of Benefits-Home Health & Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

Services Included with Hospice Care - CompassionCare Hospice

If you or a loved one ends up in the hospital, you may be faced with a decision to choose between home health services or hospice. What’s the difference? Under hospice care, most patients receive services from a Medicare-certified organization, which provides each patient with an interdisciplinary team that consists of a physician, nurse, hospice aide,… Read more »


National Healthcare Decision Week - CompassionCare Hospice

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National Healthcare Decision Week, April  16-22, aims to help people all over the United States understand the importance and value in advanced healthcare planning. The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping you talk about your end-of-life preferences and wishes. It’s crucial to start these conversations with your family, loved-ones, and physicians-before it’s too late. By… Read more »


Medicare vs Medicaid - CompassionCare Hospice

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Medicare vs Medicaid-many people get the two confused often. Both are run by the government and are related to health care…but what’s the difference? These are actually two very different programs that assist different people and their specific needs. Medicare is for those age 65 and up, it’s a health insurance program run by the federal government. Those under… Read more »


We Support Local Veterans - CompassionCare Hospice

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The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System and Southern Nevada Veterans Community Engagement Board are co-hosting a Health & Wellness Fair and Veterans town hall meeting this Saturday, April 1st. Be sure to stop by and visit CompassionCare Hospice! We will be at the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System Medical Center: 6900 N. Pecos Road, North Las Vegas,… Read more »


We Are Looking for Volunteers - CompassionCare Hospice

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The value of hospice volunteers cannot be overstated. The relationships volunteers build with patients and families are often deep and personal. Understanding the role of hospice volunteers, the ways in which volunteers can serve, and the impact that volunteering has on the lives of all involved-including the volunteer, can better equip those who are interested in becoming a… Read more »


“Being Mortal” Community Screening Event - CompassionCare Hospice

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Death, while inevitable, is one of the hardest things to talk about. But a growing national movement warns that not broaching this subject leads to a very difficult end for families and loved ones. What matters most to you? If you knew you were dying what would be your wishes and preferences? Come join us… Read more »