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Hospice Care for Ovarian Cancer Patients - CompassionCare Hospice

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Hospice Care for Ovarian Cancer Patients By: Laura Mantine, MD What is ovarian cancer? Ovarian cancer is cancer that grows in a woman’s ovaries. Damaged or deformed cells start to grow out of control. Although treatment has a high rate of success if the cancer is found at an early stage, in many cases it… Read more »


September is Sepsis Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

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September is Sepsis Awareness Month According to the CDC, in a typical year, at least 1.7 million adults in America develop sepsis and nearly 270,000 Americans die as a result of it. So, what exactly is sepsis and who is at risk? In honor of Sepsis Awareness Month, we want to answer these important questions…. Read more »


Benefits of Yoga for Hospice Patients - CompassionCare Hospice

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Benefits of Yoga for Hospice Patients We’ve all heard how good yoga is for you, but have you ever thought about the benefits of yoga for hospice patients? Yoga is defined as a spiritual discipline that is widely practiced for health and relaxation that includes breath control, simple meditation, and specific bodily postures. All of… Read more »


Hospice and Palliative Care: What’s the Difference? - CompassionCare Hospice

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Hospice and Palliative Care: What’s the Difference? The terms ‘hospice’ and ‘palliative’ care often get confused. Although they are similar, there are differences between these two types of care. What is hospice care? The focus of hospice care is on quality of life when a cure is no longer possible or when the burden of… Read more »


Reiki: A Modern Yet Ancient Healing & Relaxation Practice - CompassionCare Hospice

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Reiki: A Modern Yet Ancient Healing & Relaxation Practice By: Genna Hulme, Certified Nursing Assistant Today is National Relaxation Day; and while we could talk to you about reading your favorite book in a bathtub full of bubbles, we are instead going to share with you an ancient healing and relaxation practice that is becoming… Read more »


Hospice and Nursing Homes - CompassionCare Hospice

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HOSPICE AND NURSING HOMES By: Dr. Margarita David, DNP, RN Having a hospice provider working as a partner with a nursing home may improve the quality of care a nursing home resident receives during end of life. Many studies have shown that having a hospice presence in nursing homes reduces hospital readmissions, improves the facility’s… Read more »



CHF & Hospice – Does it Qualify? - CompassionCare Hospice

Congestive Heart Failure and Hospice – Does it Qualify? By: Elizabeth Townsend, RN Congestive heart failure happens when the heart muscle begins to not pump blood as it should. Conditions of congestive heart failure, such as narrowed heart arteries or continuous high blood pressure, eventually weaken the heart and make it unable to pump the… Read more »



Hospice for Veterans with PTSD - CompassionCare Hospice

Hospice for Veterans with PTSD By: Portia Wofford   After dedicating their lives to our nation, our nation’s veterans often face difficulty as they near the end of their lives. While every veteran has different needs, those with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) face unique challenges. PTSD, sometimes known as combat stress or shell shock, often… Read more »