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Making The Hospice Plan Work - CompassionCare Hospice

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When you or a loved one is faced with a life-limiting illness, it can seem like your world is turned upside down. You may experience feelings of loneliness, fear, and anxiety about the future. Modern medicine has always focused on a cure…but what if there is no cure? What can you do? Hospice can help-it… Read more »


January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

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Each year, an estimated 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer, and, of those, about one-third will die as a result of the cancer. Over the last 30 years, due to increased screening and awareness, the cervical cancer death rate has gone down by more than 50%.   The American Social Health Association (ASHA) and the National… Read more »


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 »