Pancreatic Cancer Awareness for Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

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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 »




COPD Hospice Referral Guidelines - CompassionCare Hospice

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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 - CompassionCare Hospice

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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 - CompassionCare Hospice

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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 - CompassionCare Hospice

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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 - CompassionCare Hospice

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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 - CompassionCare Hospice

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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 - CompassionCare Hospice

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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 »