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Celebration Of Life 2016 - CompassionCare Hospice

different roses, white, yellow, rose, red, claret, orange

Save the date! CompassionCare annual memorial service, Celebration of Life, is Saturday April 9, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Springs Preserve on 333 South Valley View at US 95. We plan to have a video montage of loved ones at the service and would love to have a picture of your family member. Please… Read more »


Dementia - CompassionCare Hospice

Senior with dementia enjoying the day

Dementia is not a specific disease, rather it’s an “umbrella term” and there are many diseases that fall under this umbrella. Dementia is a general term for a decline in cognitive ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Thinking, memory, and reasoning are examples of cognitive ability. Symptoms also might include changes in personality,… Read more »


Eye Health - CompassionCare Hospice

Eye Health

Just as our physical strength decreases with age, our eyes also exhibit an age-related decline in performance. Your eye health is extremely important. Some age-related changes are perfectly normal and don’t signify any sort of disease process. Glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration are examples of more serious diseases that have greater potential for affecting our… Read more »


Medication Safety - CompassionCare Hospice

Pills arranger for each day with times for medical safety

Medication management often becomes more difficult as we get older, due to the increasing number of medications we take, with various schedules. Medication management is key to medication safety. Forgetting a medication dose or taking the wrong dose can threaten both health and quality of life. It is imperative to develop a safe, effective system… Read more »


March Is American Red Cross Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Red Cross volunteers helping disaster victims

March has been recognized American Red Cross month since 1943. The American Red Cross brings help and hope to those in need whether it be through monetary donations, blood donations, and/or volunteer work. Be an everyday hero. The Red Cross helps disaster victims recoup, donates blood to help hospital patients, brings a little hope to… Read more »


Depression - CompassionCare Hospice

Doctor Listening to Patients Depression Symptoms

Many people deal with depression in their lives, and this is especially true as we get older. It is important to know that it is not a normal part of aging, it is a true and treatable medical condition. Depression is also more than just “having the blues”. There are many reasons that older adults… Read more »


Advanced Care Planning – 2016 - CompassionCare Hospice

Starting January 1, 2016, physicians are able to bill Medicare for having conversations about advanced care planning with their patients. Advanced care planning helps the patient learn about the health care options that are available for end-of-life care. This may include the patient learning about hospice care. Advanced care planning is the making of decisions… Read more »


What Is Hospice Care? - CompassionCare Hospice

CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada - Front of Building Location

Hospice care is a concept of care that provides symptom, pain management and palliative care to those with a life-limiting illness. Hospice is located anywhere you call home, private residence, assisted living, group home, etc. Hospice treats not just the body, but the whole person, providing spiritual, social, and emotional support. Anyone can make a… Read more »


Heart Health: Heart Disease - CompassionCare Hospice

American Heart Month - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

Heart disease is caused by plaque building up in the arteries, but what can cause this? Fat and cholesterol in the blood High blood pressure Smoking Too much sugar in the blood (usually because of diabetes) The body needs cholesterol to function normally. However, your body makes all the cholesterol it needs. Over a period… Read more »


Importance Of Senior Nutrition - CompassionCare Hospice

Fruits and vegetables - eating healthy as a senior

Nutritional Importance For Adult Seniors 60 And Up As we age, eating a well balanced mix of foods every day has many health benefits. For instance, eating well may reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, bone loss, some kinds of cancer, and anemia. If you already have one or more of… Read more »