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Hospice and Palliative Care is Respect For Life - CompassionCare Hospice

“Hospice is a respect for life,” wrote Joan. November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. CompassionCare Hospice and hospices across the United States are reaching out to raise awareness about the highest quality care for all people coping with life-limiting illness. Hospice is not a place. Hospice and palliative care programs can be provided… Read more »



Hospice Doesn’t Mean Leaving Home - CompassionCare Hospice

While more people across the country seek hospice care each year, the option for patients to remain in their own homes while under hospice care also continues to grow. The thought of hospice alone can be frightening to many, you may imagine pain and loneliness, spending your final days in a cold, unfamiliar, hospital setting… Read more »


The Hospice Philosophy - CompassionCare Hospice

The hospice philosophy seeks to replace taboos about death and dying with open communication that helps patients, families and their loved ones plan for living out the remaining time they have while dealing with a life-limiting illness. Hospice teams support their patients and families in the comforts of their own home and helps to ensure a patients wishes are followed… Read more »


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 »


Pastoral Care-An Important Component of Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

Pastoral Care Week (October 17-21) gives opportunities for organizations and institutions of all kinds to recognize the spiritual caregivers in their midst and the ministry which the caregivers provide. We here at CompassionCare Hospice would like to recognize and thank our chaplains for all they do for our patients and families. This year’s theme for… Read more »


Bully Prevention – Help Us Take A Stand - CompassionCare Hospice

National Bullying Prevention Month is a nationwide campaign founded in 2006 by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, this campaign is held during the month of October and unites communities around the world to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention. Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived… 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 »


Cold or Flu-Can You Tell The Difference? - CompassionCare Hospice

As fall officially starts the cold and flu season is upon us. It is important to fight against infections before they can have a chance to start. Practicing good hand hygiene and getting a flu immunization is a step in the right direction. Flu and cold symptoms can be very similar – you’re feeling under the… Read more »


Aggressive Treatment – Is There A Better Way? - CompassionCare Hospice

cancer survivor with family's suppor

The preliminary findings at the 2016 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in Chicago, raises concerns for clinicians and researchers that there is substantial overuse of aggressive care for patients with incurable cancers, even after ASCO issued recommendations in 2012 encouraging physicians to reduce aggressive end-of-life care, according to the University of North Carolina School… Read more »