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What Is Palliative Care – CompassionCare Hospice of Nevada

Quality of life is the primary objective of Palliative Care. The focus shifts to improving the quality of life, health and well-being of a patient with a life-limiting illness, rather than continuing treatment plan with recovery from the life-limiting illness being the objective. Palliative care is designed to relieve pain and suffering of the patient through means of early identification, planning, assessment and treatment. A palliative care plan involves treatment of physical, psychological and spiritual health conditions.

Palliative Health Care:

  • Providing pain relief and reducing distressing symptoms
  • Offers a plan of physical, emotional, and psychological support for a person with life-limiting illness
  • Care with neither the intent of hastening or postponing the inevitable
  • Integrating a health care plan that supports the individual patients need for both psychological and spiritual support
  • All while affirming life in regards to passing and the natural process
  • CompassionCare Hospice deploys a highly professional team of counselors, care givers, volunteers and nurses to assist you or your loved one with their journey.
  • Palliative Care aims to enhance the overall quality of our patients life and might also positively influence the natural course of their illness
  • An early on Palliative Care plan can be established in conjunction with additional treatments designed to prolong life

Please contact CompassionCare Hospice today to speak with a professional, get more information, to self-refer, or refer a loved one. We’re here to answer any and all additional questions you might have regarding a Palliative Care Plan of action.
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Intensive Care not Always the Best - CompassionCare Hospice

When faced with end-of-life decisions, all too often, end-of-life care becomes about those who are living and not about the actual person who’s dying.   What we have to remind ourselves of, though, is that it’s not about us, it’s about our loved one. And for physicians, it should be about their patient. Does he or she want to live bed-bound in a skilled… Read more »


Living Well Until the End - CompassionCare Hospice

For those with a life limiting illness, fighting your hardest to live on can make living itself too difficult. Sometimes the question is no longer “What else can be done?” but “How do I want to live now?” Today there are better ways to confront and cope with serious illnesses, no matter how dire the diagnosis…. Read more »


Planning for End-of-Life Decisions - CompassionCare Hospice

Last chances to see the PBS Frontline Film, Being Mortal, are this week! You can join us tomorrow and Thursday for these FREE screenings and discussions. Based on the best-selling book by Dr. Atul Gawade, this film explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with the doctors, nurses, and… Read more »


Join the Conversation - CompassionCare Hospice

This Easter Sunday many of us will be gathered with family and friends and this may be the perfect time to “have the talk” with them. Sunday is also National Healthcare Decisions Day and the goal is for all adults to have the tools needed to discuss and document their healthcare wishes now, while they’re healthy and able, before… Read more »


Film Explores End-of-Life-Care - CompassionCare Hospice

Join us this week, Wednesday & Thursday, for free-community screenings of the documentary “Being Mortal”. 4/12/17: Silver Sky Assisted Living @ Deer Springs (6741 N Decatur Blvd., 89131) from 5-7 p.m. 4/13/17: Atria Sutton Assisted Living (3185 E Flamingo Rd, 89121) from 1-3 p.m. Seventy percent of Americans say they would prefer to die at… Read more »


National Healthcare Decision Week - CompassionCare Hospice

National Healthcare Decision Week, April  16-22, aims to help people all over the United States understand the importance and value in advanced healthcare planning. The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping you talk about your end-of-life preferences and wishes. It’s crucial to start these conversations with your family, loved-ones, and physicians-before it’s too late. By… Read more »


Medicare vs Medicaid - CompassionCare Hospice

Medicare vs Medicaid-many people get the two confused often. Both are run by the government and are related to health care…but what’s the difference? These are actually two very different programs that assist different people and their specific needs. Medicare is for those age 65 and up, it’s a health insurance program run by the federal government. Those under… Read more »


“Being Mortal” Extended! More Chances for CME’s! - CompassionCare Hospice

For anyone who missed us at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center-there’s still a few more chances to catch the PBS program “Being Mortal”. In support of National Healthcare Decision month in April, CompassionCare will be showing this documentary again throughout our community to help raise awareness and stress the importance of advance healthcare planning. “Being Mortal” delves into… Read more »


Free Seminar at Prestige Assisted Living - CompassionCare Hospice

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The mention alone of the term “hospice” can be sensitive and end-of-life discussions and planning can be difficult to approach. Join us to learn more about hospice care, the services it provides and how to determine if this type of care is appropriate. We’ll also share the basics around how to choose the best hospice provider… Read more »