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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 »


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 »



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 »



COVID-19 & Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

Pandemic Relief via legislation, CMS waivers, and enforcement discretion Telehealth Waived requirement to use volunteers Waive non-core services (physical, occupational, and speech pathology) *hospice only Waive on-site visits for hospice aide supervision Telehealth and Telephonic Visits CMS permits hospices to provide telehealth to a Medicare patient receiving routine home care during the emergency period, if… Read more »


Our “Why” During COVID-19 - CompassionCare Hospice

Times of uncertainty often bring about reflection on our individual mission and purpose – our “why” in life.  We all have a different “why” that has been formed through our passions and life experiences.  Maybe your mission and purpose in life is teaching and mentoring the youth in your community, or maybe it is working… Read more »



A Letter from Our CEO on COVID-19 - CompassionCare Hospice

Our Continued Diligence to Patient Care Abode Healthcare has hired an infectious disease physician as an expert resource to help guide our decisions related to prevention and management of COVID-19. All employees of Abode Healthcare have been re-educated on infection control, proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as effective handwashing techniques. Abode… Read more »