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How Hospice Works - CompassionCare Hospice

Discussions around end-of-life are very difficult to have, talking about the possible loss of a loved-one can be unthinkable yet very necessary, before having to make last minute decisions. Understanding how end-of-life looks from a hospital bed or from home are two choices that many are faced with at some point in their lifetime. Sometimes… Read more »


Aging and GERD - CompassionCare Hospice

GERD Awareness Week - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

GERD is the most common gastrointestinal disorders seen. Aging increases your risk and severity of GERD. Millions of people are affected by this disease. The odds of developing this disorder increases with age. Here are some things your senior can do to alleviate GERD: • Avoid foods that can trigger an attack such as chocolate,… Read more »


GERD Awareness Week - CompassionCare Hospice

GERD Awareness Week - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

GERD Awareness Week is November 20-26. GERD is an acronym for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. It is a very common disease where the stomach content flow back into the esophagus causing irritating and painful symptoms and possibly damaging the esophagus. This week and all others, CompassionCare Hospice wants you to be an advocate for a positive… Read more »


Taking Care to Give Care - CompassionCare Hospice

This year’s theme for National Caregiving Month states just that. You must take care of yourself first before you can care for others. Caregiving is truly an international phenomenon and no nation is without family caregivers. Today, there are approximately 90 million family caregivers in the US. Caregiving can be a very rewarding experience, but… Read more »


Alzheimer’s Disease and Seniors - CompassionCare Hospice

Alzheimer's disease - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease which impairs behavior, memory, and thought. Alzheimer’s disease is an epidemic. More than 5 million Americans are living with the disease. When someone you love is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it affects you as well. It is the 6th leading cause of death in the United… Read more »


World Diabetes Day - CompassionCare Hospice

World Diabetes Day - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

World Diabetes Day is November 14. The theme for this year’s World Diabetes Day is, “Eyes on Diabetes.” The blue circle is the symbol used for diabetes awareness. The circle stands for unity. Today will focus on promoting the importance of screening to ensure early diagnosis of diabetes and treatment to reduce the risk of… Read more »


National Nurse Practitioner Week - CompassionCare Hospice

National Nurse Practitioner Week - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

National Nurse Practitioner Week is November 13 to November 16. CompassionCare Hospice appreciates the hard work and dedication of the nation’s nurse practitioners. NP Week is not only a great opportunity to recognize the many contributions of nurse practitioners, but also to promote awareness of NPs as well. It is a great time to reflect… Read more »


World Kindness Day - CompassionCare Hospice

World Kindness Day - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

World Kindness Day is November 13. It is a day that encourages individuals to overlook boundaries, race, and religion. Today is dedicated to paying-it-forward and focusing on the good. Be kind and do random acts of kindness. It is a win-win situation. It will make someone else feel good, and it will make you feel… Read more »


National Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week - CompassionCare Hospice

Hunger & Homeless Week - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

National Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week begins today until November 20. Perfectly timed. It is held every year the week before Thanksgiving. Be thankful for what you have. This week aims to be bring awareness to two important and often seen issues to the table. Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week is working towards a world… Read more »


Hospice Can Help - CompassionCare Hospice

Hospice Can Help When you or a loved one is facing a life-limiting illness, you may not know which way to turn. While traditional medicine treats a disease, hospice is compassionate care focused on comfort and quality of life. But while advanced care can do wonders for those with life-limiting illnesses it also can be… Read more »