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Stopping Treatment - CompassionCare Hospice

Many elderly patients nowadays are enduring unnecessary and potentially harmful treatments at the end of their lives. Up to 1/3 are given chemotherapy, dialysis, blood transfusions or CPR in their final weeks which has no potential benefits and is only prolonging their suffering. Today’s review by researchers at the University of New South Wales, in Sydney, estimates that up… Read more »


Are You Prepared for the End? - CompassionCare Hospice

Dear Friends and Colleagues, We’re getting close to the free screening and discussion of the PBS program “Being Mortal” on March 15, 2017 from 7:00-9:00 a.m. at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center. You will be a part of a national dialog taking place in our community that asks “Have you and your family had the… Read more »


Dying With Dignity - CompassionCare Hospice

There’s no denying the inevitable, one day we will all pass away. But somehow many of us don’t believe it, this is can pose great issues in dying with dignity. We need to look for ways to experience a better ending, we need to reflect on our own deaths and begin the process of accepting our mortality…. Read more »


Caregiving Conversations - CompassionCare Hospice

Taking care of someone with a chronic illness like cancer can pose unique challenges. Despite this, millions of parents, children, siblings, partners, friends, and neighbors put their lives on hold to care for someone they love. Every day, they put someone else ahead of themselves and sacrifice their own personal priorities. Not only do they advocate for… Read more »


“Hope Is Not A Plan” - CompassionCare Hospice

You are invited to a free screening and discussion of the PBS program “Being Mortal” on March 15 & March 22, 2017 at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center. You will be a part of a national dialog taking place in our community that asks “Have you and your family had the tough conversations and planned… Read more »


10 Things To Know About Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

The national magazine “U.S. News & World Report” recently featured an article called “10 Things Seniors Should Know About Hospice”. When families have time to prepare for the death of a loved one, hospice can make life easier. Hospice professionals can help you understand the nature of an illness, the likely outcome of the current… Read more »


“Being Mortal” Come Join Us! - CompassionCare Hospice

Have you had a conversation with your family and loved-ones about end-of-life goals and preferences? This free screening on March 15, 2017 may help you get started. Watch a short trailer here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v-VRkr09ZMI3w Come see this moving documentary, join the conversation, and explore what matters to you. All are welcome. We hope to see you there!… Read more »


Heart Attack Survival Tips - CompassionCare Hospice

Each year, more than 730,000 Americans suffer a heart attack and heart disease is the number 1 cause of death in both men and women. If you or a loved one experiences heart attack symptoms, you should get to an emergency department right away (within an hour). It will mean a better recovery and quality… Read more »


You’re Invited! - CompassionCare Hospice

To a free screening and discussion of the PBS program “Being Mortal” on March 15 & March 22, 2017 at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center. You will be a part of a national dialog taking place in our community that asks “Have you and your family had the tough conversations and planned ahead?” “Being Mortal”… Read more »


Caregivers Need Care Too - CompassionCare Hospice

Taking care of others may be one of the hardest jobs there is. If you look after a family member or loved one who is facing a life-limiting illness it is important that you look after yourself as well. “Caregivers who take care of themselves can take better care of others”. Caregiving requires patience and… Read more »