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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 »


Medication Management With Palliative Care - CompassionCare Hospice

Pain management and palliative care issues and concepts word cloud illustration.

For our residents with life-limiting illnesses, the focus of medication management shifts from curative medications to palliative care medications. The focus of palliative care is on managing symptoms such as pain, anxiety or respiratory distress, while keeping other chronic conditions (such as High blood pressure, Diabetes, GERD) as stable as possible. Concerns over addictive properties… Read more »


What Is Hospice Care? - CompassionCare Hospice

CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada - Front of Building Location

Hospice care is a concept of care that provides symptom, pain management and palliative care to those with a life-limiting illness. Hospice is located anywhere you call home, private residence, assisted living, group home, etc. Hospice treats not just the body, but the whole person, providing spiritual, social, and emotional support. Anyone can make a… Read more »