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New Diagnosis for Dementia Called MBI - CompassionCare Hospice

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Mild Behavioral Impairment (MBI) is a new diagnosis for dementia that experts have come up with and was recently announced at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Toronto. MBI can hopefully help doctors recognize brain changes that may lead to conditions like Alzheimer’s and dementia disease. The sooner these types of conditions can be identified, the better chances of… Read more »


CompassionCare Hospice – We Honor Vets - CompassionCare Hospice

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The We Honor Veterans program that CompassionCare Hospice is a member of  has created a new resource to help WHV partner programs advocate and share important work with our local elected officials right here in Las Vegas, Nevada. The WHV Advocacy Toolkit was developed for organizations that are We Honor Veterans partners. Developed in collaboration with… Read more »


Hospice Work Isn’t “Scary” - CompassionCare Hospice

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Hospice can be a scary word for patients, families, and those that don’t fully understand it. After patients & families receive all of the services, support, and education that comes along with hospice, they begin to see that the once “scary” word is no longer scary. They begin to see that hospice is about living. Living the rest of your… Read more »


Hospice Eligibility - CompassionCare Hospice

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“As Medicare spending on hospice care has grown steadily in recent years—reaching $15.1 billion annually—the government has stepped up its regulatory scrutiny of hospice enrollment practices to make sure that only eligible patients are being admitted. Some primary care physicians might wonder then, how and even whether to utilize hospice care for the benefit of… Read more »


Decatur Pines Learns About Advance Directives - CompassionCare Hospice

Community Education Nurse, Julie McIntosh with CompassionCare Hospice, met with some of the residents this week at Decatur Pines Senior Apartments to discuss some important topics. Living Wills & Advanced Directives. Living wills and advance directives are written, legal instructions regarding your wishes for medical care if you are unable to make decisions for yourself. Advance… Read more »


Hospice Care Misunderstood - CompassionCare Hospice

“Hospice care is underutilized — only a third of Americans die under the care of hospice, and hospice care is free,” noted the author of one article, Dr. Gail Gazelle, assistant clinical professor at Harvard Medical School. “Far too often, patients end up in an ICU, rushed to the emergency room, and they end up… Read more »


Hospice and Palliative Care Go Hand In Hand - CompassionCare Hospice

Hospice care and palliative care are very similar when it comes to caring for those who suffer from life-limiting illnesses. Most people have heard of hospice care and have a general understanding of what it entails. What people don’t know or what can be confusing is that hospice provides “palliative care,” and this includes  administering “comfort” care and is generally offered most by hospitals. Hospice and… Read more »


National Aphasia Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

National Aphasia Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas

June is National Aphasia Awareness Month. A lot of you might be asking what aphasia is. Aphasia is a communication disorder that results from damage to parts of the brain that control speech and language. Aphasia is most typically caused by stroke. Stroke is the fifth cause of death, and the leading cause of disability… Read more »


National Cancer Survivors Day – June 5 - CompassionCare Hospice

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June 5 is National Cancer Survivors Day. June 5 is a day to celebrate life but also inspire and support those affected by cancer. CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas is here to serve as an outreach to the community. We want to draw attention to the ongoing process of cancer survivorship. To be a survivor… Read more »


Hospice Care And Palliative Care - CompassionCare Hospice

Hospice Care

Hospice care can help. When you or a loved one has a life-limiting illness, it can seem like your world has been shattered. A life-limiting illness is a chronic disease or condition. These diseases don’t respond to curative treatments resulting in a terminal diagnosis. You might feel powerless, scared, or alone. Where do you turn?… Read more »