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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 »


Men’s Everyday Health - CompassionCare Hospice

Portrait of happy father and son in sports clothing standing at gym

June is Men’s Health Month, a time to bring awareness and action to being healthy, safe, and encourage the men and boys in our life to make their health a top priority. In the United States more than 300,000 men are diagnosed with some type of cancer each year. The most common types are skin, lung, prostate, and… Read more »


Beat The Heat - CompassionCare Hospice

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There are many things you can do to beat heat-related illnesses. Infants, kids, and the elderly are most sensitive to heat changes and require the most attention. It’s best to stay indoors when the temperature and heat index are at an ultimate high. Keep hydrated and remain inside where it is air conditioned. If you must… Read more »


Hospices Now Offering Legacy Therapy - CompassionCare Hospice

Serious therapist listening to her talking patient at therapy session

Reflecting on memories and things we did throughout our lifetime is something most everyone does as they near the end. We can look at pictures, listen to particular songs, or tell stories to recall the past. Hospice services offer support to patients and families for these particular types of things-some now adding “Legacy Therapists” to their… Read more »


Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late - CompassionCare Hospice

Children saying final goodbye to their dying dad

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization voices their concern over the short lengths of service provided to hospice patients. NHPCO recommends that physicians, patients, and loved-ones discuss their end-of-life options before a crisis occurs-before it’s too late. Early referrals to hospice assure that pain and symptom management begin immediately and reduces unnecessary hospitalizations. Anyone diagnosed… Read more »


Preventing Hospital Admissions - CompassionCare Hospice

Senior Woman Lying In Hospital Bed

If you or a loved-one are faced with a life-limiting illness you may find yourself making frequent visits to the hospital. This can not only become costly, but tiresome. Whether you yourself are making these hospital trips or it’s a family member you’re looking after, there are key things you can do in preventing these hospital… Read more »


Hospice Doesn’t Terminate Life - CompassionCare Hospice

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Many often falsely believe that hospice kills those who are in their care. Of course people die while receiving hospice; however, they die from their disease process. Not hospice itself. Hospice services honor the natural dying process while managing pain and other symptoms. Patients and family members frequently question the hospice’s use of pain medications and are… Read more »


What You Can Do To Prevent Falls - CompassionCare Hospice

Senior disabled woman lying on floor with walking stick and young, worried carer in background.

During National Safety Month in June, the goal is to help individuals prevent injuries and accidental deaths by calling attention to common safety and health risks. Injuries are a leading cause of disability for people of all ages and they are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 44. In our elderly,… Read more »