Pancreatic Cancer Awareness for Hospice By: Dr. Margarita David Ph.D., RN Pancreatic cancer affects over 60,000 people in the United States. Continue reading to learn more about pancreatic cancer in honor of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. What is pancreatic cancer? Pancreatic cancer is a cancer that develops in the pancreas. The pancreas helps regulate the… Read more »
Welcome To CompassionCare Hospice Of Las Vegas, Nevada - Live Your Life
Hospice. It isn’t a place; it’s a new way of thinking. About your life-limiting illness, and the way you want to live now.
Advanced medical care can do wonders. But at some point a decision may have to be made — not about ceasing all care, but about weighing the benefits of a certain course of treatment against the burdens of that treatment.
Hospice is a different kind of care, one that helps you and your caregivers better manage your pain and symptoms. So that you can more fully experience the time you have left.
It’s your life. You can choose how to live it. And every day, more patients and their families are choosing to find hope in hospice.
Understanding What Hospice Care Actually Is - Compassionate Care
There are far too many misconceptions about what Hospice Care actually is. It’s been given a negative reputation simply because it’s associated with life limiting illness. We understand these preconceived opinions, beliefs, and misconceptions. Our intention is to help people to better understand the concept of hospice care, as well as dispel any misunderstandings associated with this type of health care.
Hospice is in no way about giving up. Once truly understood, an opinion of hope and compassion will begin to form. It’s about spending time with your family and friends without the constraints of debilitating pain and discomfort. Our patients are not their illness, we strive to improve quality of life and understand that every second is precious. Our team of professionals will make sure that you and you’re loved ones are fully informed and well-prepared for the hospice journey.
Tips for Navigating Grief This Holiday Season The holiday season is here, and what is a time of joy and togetherness for most can be a time full of sadness and grief for others. The holidays are meant to be spent with those we love, so how can you be expected to feel like celebrating… Read more »
Celebrating Caregivers In 2020, an estimated 41.8 million adults in the United States were caregivers of someone 50 years of age or older. That’s one in six Americans. In honor of National Family Caregivers Month, we want to take the opportunity to applaud all these caregivers for all they do for those they love. Dear… Read more »
COPD Awareness Month: Hospice Referral Guidelines By: Laura Mantine, MD Chronic lung disease is the 4th most common cause of death among older adults in the United States. More than 3 million people worldwide died of COPD in 2015, representing 6% of all deaths that year. People dying from COPD frequently experience difficult and uncomfortable… Read more »
Hospice: Care Wherever You Call Home By: Laura Mantine, MD It is a fact that only 25% of deaths occur at home while nearly 80% of Americans would prefer to die at home. Unfortunately, many individuals will die in hospitals, while receiving care that is not consistent with their wishes. It’s important for older adults… Read more »
Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month By: Dr. Margarita David Ph.D., RN What is Alzheimer’s Disease November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Alzheimer’s is a progressive brain disorder that cannot be reversed. This disease declines the person’s ability to think, remember, and carry out familiar tasks. Neurons and connection pathways The progressive decline in patients with… Read more »
National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month Bullying is defined as abuse and mistreatment of someone vulnerable by someone stronger, more powerful, etc. Unfortunately, bullying is nothing new. However, with each new technological advancement we see, bullies find a new outlet to use to prey on their targets. In honor of National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, CompassionCare… Read more »
Caregiving During COVID-19 By: Laura Mantine, MD During periods of crisis, like the COVID-19 pandemic, family members and close friends continue to provide daily care for their loved ones. These caregivers provide the initial response and defense for individuals who are often battling chronic medical illnesses. Like many first responders, caregivers often experience stress due… Read more »
Sudden Cardiac Arrest: What It Is and What To Do A leading cause of death in the United States, sudden cardiac arrest claims the lives of more than 356,000 people each year. This includes 23,000 youth under the age of 18. It is a life-threatening health emergency in which the heart suddenly stops beating, and… Read more »
What Hispanic Heritage Means to Me As the end of National Hispanic Heritage Month grows near, we are shining a spotlight on Director of Business Development, Nereida. We asked her what Hispanic heritage means to her. Thank you, Nereida, for sharing your story with us! Nereida’s Story Hispanic/Latin/LatinX heritage and culture, to me, means family…. Read more »
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Hospice is appropriate for people with progressive, life-limiting illnesses who want to focus on enjoying their remaining time with family and friends. To this end, hospice provides effective pain and symptom management.
Contact Phone: 702-636-0200 (Las Vegas)
Contact Phone: 775-409-3995 (Reno)