CHF & Hospice – Does it Qualify? - CompassionCare Hospice

Congestive Heart Failure and Hospice – Does it Qualify? By: Elizabeth Townsend, RN Congestive heart failure happens when the heart muscle begins to not pump blood as it should. Conditions of congestive heart failure, such as narrowed heart arteries or continuous high blood pressure, eventually weaken the heart and make it unable to pump the… Read more »


Five Stages of Grief - CompassionCare Hospice

Five Stages of Grief Losing someone we love leaves us with feelings of unbearable pain, and while everyone grieves differently, there are five stages of grief that most people go through after experiencing a loss. Very Well Mind describes the five stages as follows. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Denial The first stage of the grief process is denial…. Read more »


COVID-19 and Guilt - CompassionCare Hospice

Video: How to Handle Feelings of Guilt   COVID-19 and Guilt By: Michael Larrimore, Director of Bereavement Services ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// “Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death.” -Coco Chanel ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Feelings of Anger and Guilt Anger can be a common emotion we experience when we have lost someone close to us. We seek someone… Read more »



Hospice for Veterans with PTSD - CompassionCare Hospice

Hospice for Veterans with PTSD By: Portia Wofford   After dedicating their lives to our nation, our nation’s veterans often face difficulty as they near the end of their lives. While every veteran has different needs, those with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) face unique challenges. PTSD, sometimes known as combat stress or shell shock, often… Read more »


Vet-2-Vet Cafe - CompassionCare Hospice

We Honor Veterans CompassionCare Hospice is a proud partner of the We Honor Veterans (WHV) Program, a collaboration of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Through this program, we have the honor and privilege of providing compassionate hospice care for those who served our country. Our… Read more »





Alzheimer’s and Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

Video: Alzheimer’s Disease and Brain Health Awareness Month   How to Know it May be Time for Hospice Watching someone you love suffer from Alzheimer’s or another memory debilitating illness is incredibly difficult, and it can be even more challenging to decide when it’s time to consider hospice care. Our latest video discusses the following… Read more »