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Legal Planning Essential - CompassionCare Hospice

Last Will and Testament rolled up with reading glasses and pen isoated on white with a black ribbon and health care directive: Advance Care Planning

Establishing a solid financial and legal plan for yourself or for a loved one is an essential part of preparing for the future as we age-especially before a medical crisis or life-limiting illness is upon us. Few people bring up conversations based around end-of-life care, its not a subject we want to openly talk about. Unfortunately, most people end… Read more »


World Osteoporosis Day - CompassionCare Hospice

World Osteoporosis Day - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

World Osteoporosis Day is October 20. Osteoporosis is a common disease that weakens bones. World Osteoporosis Day 2016 theme is “Love Your Bones – Protect Your Future.” As bones weaken, the risk of sudden and unexpected fractures increases. Until a fracture occurs, there are typically no signs or symptoms. Broken bones may lead to chronic… Read more »


World Spine Day - CompassionCare Hospice

World Spine Day - CompassionCare Hospice Las Vegas, Nevada

World Spine Day is October 16. It is a day set aside to raise awareness about spinal disorders as part of the Bone and Joint Health Awareness Week. Millions of people around the world suffer spinal disorders. Spinal disorders can include lower back pain, cervical or neck pain, scoliosis, and degenerate disc disease, but may… Read more »


Caregiver Breakdown - CompassionCare Hospice

Senior with dementia enjoying the day

Caregiver breakdown is real. Whether the stress of taking care of someone with a life-limiting illness comes from the physical or emotional part – it can certainly take a toll on those looking after a loved one. On the one hand, caring for your family member demonstrates love and commitment and can be a very rewarding personal experience. On… Read more »


Health Literacy Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Health Literacy Month - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

October is Health Literacy Month! Health literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate and important health decisions. This is a time for organizations and individuals to promote to importance of understandable health information. The right words can make… Read more »


Bone and Joint Health Awareness Week - CompassionCare Hospice

Bones and Joints Health Awareness Week - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas

Bone and Joint Health Awareness Week is October 12th to the 20th. 1 out of 2 Americans over the age of 18 are affected by a musculoskeletal disorder. The musculoskeletal system provides the body with form, support, stability, and movement. It is made up of the bones and joints of the skeleton as well as… Read more »


Think Healthy Thoughts - CompassionCare Hospice

Just as our physical health is important, so is our mental health. Thinking healthy thoughts includes having a sense of wellbeing and functioning on a daily basis. Same as we exercise and take care of our physical bodies, there are steps we can take to exercise and increase our mental health too! First and foremost, value… Read more »


World Hospice & Palliative Care Day - CompassionCare Hospice

Understanding Hospice with CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

Today is World Hospice & Palliative Care Day!! The theme of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2016 is: Living and dying in pain: It doesn’t have to happen. 75% of the world population does not have adequate access to controlled medications for pain relief and as a result millions of people suffer from pain… Read more »


Senior Spotlight Spectacular - CompassionCare Hospice

Senior Spotlight Spectacular - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

Senior Spotlight Spectacular is October 1 at the Orleans Hotel and Casino. The event is from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in MARDI GRAS, ESPLANADE & BIENVILLE Ballrooms. This event is FREE to attend and open to the public. Get connected with 100 Exhibitors who provide valuable resources, programs, products and services for senior adults,… Read more »


Malnutrition Awareness - CompassionCare Hospice

Did you know that 1 in 3 hospital patients are malnourished? This annual burden of disease associated across the U.S. is nearly $157 billion dollars.  In 2009, ASPEN ( American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition) recognized a need for greater awareness of malnutrition. Most common in hospitalized patients in the United States but also effecting… Read more »