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Supporting Those in Hospice Through Music - CompassionCare Hospice

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CompassionCare Hospice is happy to introduce our new Music Specialist, Joahan (JoJo) Tiogangco! Born and raised in Pahala, Kau, Hawaii, JoJo says that “Music was life and being raised in it (music) gave me the ability to preserver and preserve the culture in my heart.” She specializes in the guitar and ukulele and is diverse in the music… Read more »


Benefits of Social Media For Seniors - CompassionCare Hospice

Laughing beautiful senior woman with a tablet-pc in her hands sitting on a sofa at home looking at the camera

When the word social media is brought up in conversation most people think about a younger generation, not seniors. Three years ago the number of people who used social media over the age of 65 was under 10%. Times are changing! Surprisingly there are health benefits to seniors who use social media regularly. Our minds stay engaged… Read more »


Palliative Care Not Being Received As Many Believe - CompassionCare Hospice

Elderly 80 plus year old man recovering from surgery in a hospital bed.

Palliative care, which includes treatments meant to provide relief from symptoms and the stress of serious chronic illnesses, is being offered to patients more these days. Despite dramatic growth in the number of hospitals providing such care over the last decade, full palliative care services remain unavailable to most individuals. Several factors may explain why… Read more »


Congestive Heart Failure - CompassionCare Hospice

CHF - Congestive Heart Failure. Disease abbreviation.

According to the National Institutes of Health, an estimated 5.8 million people are living with Congestive Heart Failure – also known as CHF. Close to 700,000 people are diagnosed with this disease each year and the most common causes are coronary artery disease, heart attack, high blood pressure, diabetes, and kidney disease. Hospice may be appropriate for… Read more »


Looking for Volunteers! - CompassionCare Hospice

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More than 1 million people and their families are under the care of hospice each year. The focus of hospice is that each person has the right to pass pain-free, with dignity, compassion, and respect. The hospice team provides the necessary support to make sure this happens for each and every patient. CompassionCare Hospice relies… Read more »


Music Therapy in Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

HAVANA, CUBA – FEBRUARY 25, 2014: Street musician playing traditional cuban music on an acoustic guitar for the entertainment of tourists in a typical colorful Old Havana street

Hospice care is provided by a core group of professionals. Most hospices also have counselors, therapists, and other specialist. And some offer extra services like massage, pet therapy, and music specialists. In hospice, music is used as an art form to promote well-being with patients, families, and caregivers. Music embraces different cultures and spirituality, and brings… Read more »


Consider Hospice Today - CompassionCare Hospice

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According to the National Association for Home Care and Hospice, by the year 2020, the number of people living with at least one chronic illness will increase to 157 million. Today, 7 out of 10 Americans die from chronic disease-hospice support can play a vital role in helping these individuals through their end-of-life journey with… Read more »


Summer Travel Deals - CompassionCare Hospice

Senior man and woman - married couple - arriving at Hotel with their luggage

Summertime is a time for traveling – many of us are taking family vacations or quick weekend getaways. If you’re considered a senior (50+) there are some pretty amazing deals you can take advantage of. Remember, with the extremely high temperatures we’ve been facing it’s important to stay hydrated in route – the combination of heat and dry… Read more »


Maximize Your Benefits - CompassionCare Hospice

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It is important for us to know our healthcare options and make the best choices that suite our individual needs. Many people confuse Medicare and Medicaid benefits, although they sound familiar they are both very different programs. With Medicare open enrollment approaching fast (October 15), you should know the difference between Medicare and Medicaid and who’s eligible… Read more »


The Hospice Referral Process - CompassionCare Hospice

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Modern medicine has always focused on the cure. But what if there is no cure? In the past we used to be told , “Nothing more can be done.” With hospice, there is much more that can be done. Anyone with a progressive, life-limiting illness or condition may be appropriate for hospice. A patient themselves,… Read more »