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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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World Hospice & Palliative Care Day - CompassionCare Hospice

Understanding Hospice with CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

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Aggressive Treatment – Is There A Better Way? - CompassionCare Hospice

cancer survivor with family's suppor

The preliminary findings at the 2016 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in Chicago, raises concerns for clinicians and researchers that there is substantial overuse of aggressive care for patients with incurable cancers, even after ASCO issued recommendations in 2012 encouraging physicians to reduce aggressive end-of-life care, according to the University of North Carolina School… Read more »


Hospice Care Services - CompassionCare Hospice

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Ovarian Cancer Awareness - CompassionCare Hospice

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Pain Management - CompassionCare Hospice

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Making the Right Choice - CompassionCare Hospice

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Compassionate Care with Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

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Music Therapy - CompassionCare Hospice

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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Vet Website Promotes Good Health Habits - CompassionCare Hospice

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