The Hospice Benefit for Veterans - CompassionCare Hospice

Care at no cost to Veterans and their families. CompassionCare Hospice collaborates with local VA agencies and programs to raise awareness about the benefit of hospice services for Veterans. As a Veteran, expenses for hospice-related services or enrolled veterans are covered in full. We Honor Veterans Program CompassionCare Hospice partners with the We Honor Veterans… Read more »


Sepsis Awareness Month: Why Our Program Actually Works - CompassionCare Hospice

By: Portia Wofford Home health clinicians play an essential role in caring for patients who are: At risk of developing sepsis Recovering from sepsis or septic shock Home health providers are vital in preventing hospital admissions and readmission among sepsis patients. According to the CDC, sepsis is the body’s extreme response to an infection. It… Read more »



Supporting Assisted Living Facilities During COVID-19 - CompassionCare Hospice

Happy National Assisted Living Week! As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to change our daily lives, assisted living facilities continue to take the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of their residents and employees. While keeping your loved ones safe might mean you cannot connect in person, here are some ways to support facility residents and… Read more »


How COVID-19 Affects Diabetes - CompassionCare Hospice

By: Portia Wofford Physicians, scientists, and researchers are still learning about COVID-19 and its effects on the body. As they study the impact coronavirus has on different illnesses and disease processes, diabetes is getting attention. The CDC notes that having Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes increases your risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Because… Read more »


Common Hospice Qualifiers - CompassionCare Hospice

For many people, the decision to receive hospice care is made following the diagnosis of a life-limiting illness. Even so, some families still question this decision. Here are some common Hospice qualifiers to help determine when it might be time to elect the hospice benefit.  Falls Frequent physician, ET and/or Hospital visits Weight loss and… Read more »


Music Therapy Benefits in Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

A Music Therapy Case Study | Joshua Gilbert, MT-BC Throughout life, song can positively affect us both physically and emotionally. It influences bodily functions that we believe are beyond our control, such as heart rate, blood pressure and release of the body’s natural pain relief chemicals. Music therapy offers significant benefits for patients, caregivers and… Read more »


Common Hospice Diagnoses - CompassionCare Hospice

CompassionCare Hospice is here for you – 24/7/365. Choosing Hospice is often a difficult decision. We help lead this conversation and can ease the anxiety of the transition from cure to comfort for patients who are appropriate for hospice care. If two or more of these potential indicators are present, hospice should be considered. Common… Read more »