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FREE Community Event Reminder! - CompassionCare Hospice

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Seventy percent of Americans say they would prefer to die at home, but nearly 70 percent die in hospitals and institutions. Ninety percent of Americans know they should have conversations about end-of-life care, yet only 30 percent have done so. Don’t fall into this 30 percent. Join us tomorrow from 7:00-9:00 a.m. at Sunrise Hospital &… Read more »


Stopping Treatment - CompassionCare Hospice

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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

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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 »


Hospice Levels of Care - CompassionCare Hospice

Levels of Hospice Care - CompassionCare Hospice

Hospice patients may require differing levels of care throughout the course of their disease process, the Hospice Medicare Benefit allows patients four levels of care to meet their needs as they can change. These four levels of care are: Routine Care, General Inpatient Care, Respite Care, and Continuous Care. While one patient may experience all… Read more »


Dying With Dignity - CompassionCare Hospice

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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 »


“Hope Is Not A Plan” - CompassionCare Hospice

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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

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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

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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 »


Hospice Services Covered by Medicare Benefit - CompassionCare Hospice

Hospice Eligibility - CompassionCare Hospice Video

Medicare’s hospice benefit has helped millions and their families cope with the final stages of terminal illnesses. To qualify, you must be eligible for Medicare’s Part A hospital insurance, and your physician must certify that you have six months or less to live (assuming your illness runs its natural course). You also must sign a… Read more »


Being Mortal Changing Lives - CompassionCare Hospice

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As the end of another year approaches, many are working on their New Year resolutions. This is a great time to begin thinking of what kind of care you would want if faced with a serious illness. Although April is National Healthcare Decision month, this past year there has been an ongoing national campaign to… Read more »