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Pain Management - CompassionCare Hospice

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Nearly 100 million Americans experience chronic pain. Understanding more about the underlying causes of pain can help improve pain management and alleviate suffering. Chronic pain is a warning sign that indicates there is an issue and it needs attention, it can also create weakness in other parts of the body and can lead to depression or anxiety. Living… Read more »


Making the Right Choice - CompassionCare Hospice

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Depending on your location there could be one or several hospices in your community. If you live in Nevada your options are abundant and making the right choice for you and your loved one can become stressful. Hospice is compassionate care focused on comfort and quality of life. It’s care is unique to each individual. Understanding… Read more »


Walk to End Alzheimer’s - CompassionCare Hospice

Walk to End Alzheimer's - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

According to statistics, Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. More than 5 million Americans are living with this disease. Every 66 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer’s and these numbers will escalate rapidly in coming years. Unless something is done, in 2050, Alzheimer’s is projected to cost more than $1 trillion… Read more »


Compassionate Care with Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

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While traditional medicine can treat some diseases, hospice attends, with compassion and respect, to the whole patient. It may be time to ask yourself- what care is right for you? With hospice, you’re in control and at CompassionCare we will create an individualized plan of care based on your wishes and needs. You will consult with… Read more »


Music Therapy - CompassionCare Hospice

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While the health benefits of music have long been known to positively affect one’s emotions, mood, and well-being, a multitude of new studies have confirmed that music therapy may be just the right “medicine” we need.  Research shows that music is the first and last sensation we experience as human beings and could possibly help with things such as… Read more »


Clear Communication is Key in Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

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Having a difficult conversation with someone about their end-of-life options is hard enough, adding a language barrier on top of that is even more problematic. Clear communication is key in these types of situations. Interpreters routinely help people who speak limited English — close to 9 percent of the U.S. population, and growing — understand… Read more »


Elderly Care Options You Should Know - CompassionCare Hospice

Understanding Hospice with CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

There are many options for elderly care at the end-of-life. Depending on one’s needs. These care options are something we should all know. Some seniors might need minimal assistance to remain safely and comfortably in their own home to pass. Others may require around the clock care and help in a skilled setting. Which of these care options is right for you or a… Read more »


Vet Website Promotes Good Health Habits - CompassionCare Hospice

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Launched nationwide in 03′, My HealtheVet helps to promote good health habits and have a better understanding of your health status, how to monitor and improve your health, and to have better communication overall with the VA. The vet website is free and provides online information that is easy to access/use and is private and… 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 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 »