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Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Ribbon Background

March is colorectal cancer awareness month. Colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon or rectum also called the large intestine. The colon and rectum are both part of the gastrointestinal tract. The intestinal tract processes food for energy. And it also gets rid of the waste from the body. A healthy lifestyle can help reduce… Read more »


Dementia - CompassionCare Hospice

Senior with dementia enjoying the day

Dementia is not a specific disease, rather it’s an “umbrella term” and there are many diseases that fall under this umbrella. Dementia is a general term for a decline in cognitive ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Thinking, memory, and reasoning are examples of cognitive ability. Symptoms also might include changes in personality,… Read more »


Diabetes - CompassionCare Hospice

Diabetic Testing

Diabetes is a group of diseases defined by the body’s inability to control levels of sugar in the blood. Usually, the body turns food into glucose (sugar) that can be used for energy. Individuals who have this disease either don’t make enough insulin – or don’t use it efficiently enough – for it to help… Read more »


Eye Health - CompassionCare Hospice

Eye Health

Just as our physical strength decreases with age, our eyes also exhibit an age-related decline in performance. Your eye health is extremely important. Some age-related changes are perfectly normal and don’t signify any sort of disease process. Glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration are examples of more serious diseases that have greater potential for affecting our… Read more »


Medication Safety - CompassionCare Hospice

Pills arranger for each day with times for medical safety

Medication management often becomes more difficult as we get older, due to the increasing number of medications we take, with various schedules. Medication management is key to medication safety. Forgetting a medication dose or taking the wrong dose can threaten both health and quality of life. It is imperative to develop a safe, effective system… Read more »


March Is American Red Cross Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Red Cross volunteers helping disaster victims

March has been recognized American Red Cross month since 1943. The American Red Cross brings help and hope to those in need whether it be through monetary donations, blood donations, and/or volunteer work. Be an everyday hero. The Red Cross helps disaster victims recoup, donates blood to help hospital patients, brings a little hope to… Read more »


Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure - CompassionCare Hospice

Race For The Cure - Susan G. Komen Las Vegas, Nevada Event in which CompassionCare Hospice will be participating by running and walking for the cure. Join us on May 7th 2016 to contribute to this noble cause.

Susan G. Komen Southern Nevada Race for the Cure is coming up. Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is an event to raise awareness for breast cancer. It is a great fundraiser as well. Susan G. Komen is the largest nonprofit supporter of breast cancer research. This research is used to help find new… Read more »


Random Acts Of Kindness Week At CompassionCare - CompassionCare Hospice

CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada took part in Random Acts of Kindness Week. Yesterday CompassionCare donated pillows to Veterans Village in Downtown Las Vegas.Veterans Village of Downtown Las Vegas is committed to serving those who have served our country and therefore us with respect and dignity. Veterans Village is a nonprofit organization able to… 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 »


Heart Health: Heart Disease - CompassionCare Hospice

American Heart Month - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

Heart disease is caused by plaque building up in the arteries, but what can cause this? Fat and cholesterol in the blood High blood pressure Smoking Too much sugar in the blood (usually because of diabetes) The body needs cholesterol to function normally. However, your body makes all the cholesterol it needs. Over a period… Read more »