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Pancreatic Cancer Awareness for Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

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Pancreatic Cancer Awareness for Hospice By: Dr. Margarita David Ph.D., RN Pancreatic cancer affects over 60,000 people in the United States. Continue reading to learn more about pancreatic cancer in honor of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. What is pancreatic cancer? Pancreatic cancer is a cancer that develops in the pancreas. The pancreas helps regulate the… Read more »


COPD Hospice Referral Guidelines - CompassionCare Hospice

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COPD Awareness Month: Hospice Referral Guidelines By: Laura Mantine, MD Chronic lung disease is the 4th most common cause of death among older adults in the United States. More than 3 million people worldwide died of COPD in 2015, representing 6% of all deaths that year. People dying from COPD frequently experience difficult and uncomfortable… Read more »


Hospice: Care Wherever You Call Home - CompassionCare Hospice

Black and white flowers with one purple flower with a teal stem; text that reads ‘November is National Hospice & Palliative Care Month!’ with a purple and teal ribbon

Hospice: Care Wherever You Call Home By: Laura Mantine, MD It is a fact that only 25% of deaths occur at home while nearly 80% of Americans would prefer to die at home. Unfortunately, many individuals will die in hospitals, while receiving care that is not consistent with their wishes. It’s important for older adults… Read more »


Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Words ‘November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month’ on a dark purple background with an illuminated brain image

Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month By: Dr. Margarita David Ph.D., RN What is Alzheimer’s Disease November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Alzheimer’s is a progressive brain disorder that cannot be reversed. This disease declines the person’s ability to think, remember, and carry out familiar tasks. Neurons and connection pathways The progressive decline in patients with… Read more »


Sudden Cardiac Arrest: What It Is and What To Do - CompassionCare Hospice

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest: What It Is and What To Do A leading cause of death in the United States, sudden cardiac arrest claims the lives of more than 356,000 people each year. This includes 23,000 youth under the age of 18. It is a life-threatening health emergency in which the heart suddenly stops beating, and… Read more »


Breast Cancer Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women in the United States, second only to skin cancer. It’s a disease in which the cells in the breast grow out of control. There are several types of breast cancer, but there are two that are most common. Invasive ductal… Read more »


National Primary Care Week: The Importance of a PCP - CompassionCare Hospice

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National Primary Care Week: The Importance of a PCP We do our best to stay healthy by making nutritious food choices and exercising regularly but getting a little help from the experts is another important step to take. It goes beyond just going to the doctor when you are sick. It’s important to have a… Read more »


Advanced Heart Disease and Hospice Care - CompassionCare Hospice

Light gray heart with pink world map inside. Stethoscope over the heart. Text that reads World Heart Day September 29.

Advanced Heart Disease & Hospice Care By: Marisol Ramirez, RN Every stage of life is important. CompassionCare Hospice clinicians understand how to care for late-stage heart failure patients. Every minute of life is valued and deeply treasured, emphasizing our utmost commitment to providing the best expert care in the last moments of life that matter… Read more »



Hospice Care for Ovarian Cancer Patients - CompassionCare Hospice

Text that reads September, Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month inside a teal ribbon

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 »