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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 »


Dementia Types - CompassionCare Hospice

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When we hear the word dementia, most automatically think of Alzheimer’s disease. While Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, there are other types, not as well known, that are equally catastrophic. Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of death in America, according to the Alzheimer’s Association and is slow progressing. Individuals start off having memory issues such as forgetting… 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 »


Hospice is Hope - CompassionCare Hospice

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Hospice is about quality of life-not quantity. Hospice does not hasten or postpone death. Hospice allows a terminal illness to run its natural course while giving patients hope. Hope for comfort, dignity, and hope for living each day of their life. If you or a loved-one are struggling with an illness, hospice can help. It’s… Read more »


Holiday Fraud-Beware - CompassionCare Hospice

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With just a few shopping days left until Christmas, many are still scrambling to find that perfect gift for that special someone. We should always be aware of the scams and frauds that are out there, but particularly this time of year! Our senior population become the target audience for many scam artists. Don’t become… Read more »


Brain Power - CompassionCare Hospice

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As we age it is important that we continue to take care of ourselves, physically and mentally. Our brain needs a good workout just as our bodies do. Exercising the brain helps improve our memory, concentration and overall intelligence, as well as, sharpening our decision making, and the ability to better remember facts, dates, and… Read more »


Rheumatoid Arthritis & the Cold - CompassionCare Hospice

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Many people with arthritis swear by the pain in their joints as a predictor of cold weather that’s on the way. Whether the joint pain and weather connection is scientifically true or not, you can still use these pain-relief tips when your aching joints act up this winter season. Try to keep yourself nice and… Read more »


Senior Safety On The Road - CompassionCare Hospice

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As a senior, it can be hard to notice gradual changes in your own driving ability. To stay safe, it’s important to recognize and understand the physical and mental changes associated with age that can affect an individual’s driving ability. Regular checkups with your physician can help monitor issues with any chronic issues that can… Read more »


Making Your Wishes Known - CompassionCare Hospice

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The first living will, Five Wishes, discusses a person’s personal, emotional and spiritual needs regarding medical wishes should anything ever happen to them and they cannot speak for themselves. Five Wishes helps you chose a designated person to facilitate these wishes on your behalf should you become seriously ill. More than 20 million people have… Read more »


Hospice Misconceptions - CompassionCare Hospice

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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 »