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Hospice Work Isn’t “Scary” - CompassionCare Hospice

Hospice can be a scary word for patients, families, and those that don’t fully understand it. After patients & families receive all of the services, support, and education that comes along with hospice, they begin to see that the once “scary” word is no longer scary. They begin to see that hospice is about living. Living the rest of your… Read more »


Hospice Eligibility - CompassionCare Hospice

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“As Medicare spending on hospice care has grown steadily in recent years—reaching $15.1 billion annually—the government has stepped up its regulatory scrutiny of hospice enrollment practices to make sure that only eligible patients are being admitted. Some primary care physicians might wonder then, how and even whether to utilize hospice care for the benefit of… Read more »


Hospice Support Isn’t Just For The Patient… - CompassionCare Hospice

A vital part of hospice services is supporting the caregiver. CompassionCare Hospice is mindful of the caregiver’s physical, emotional, and spiritual health just as we are of our patient’s. If you care for a loved one at home, hospice can ease your burden and offer relief in many ways. It takes courage to be a… Read more »


Decatur Pines Learns About Advance Directives - CompassionCare Hospice

Community Education Nurse, Julie McIntosh with CompassionCare Hospice, met with some of the residents this week at Decatur Pines Senior Apartments to discuss some important topics. Living Wills & Advanced Directives. Living wills and advance directives are written, legal instructions regarding your wishes for medical care if you are unable to make decisions for yourself. Advance… Read more »


Lets Talk About Hospice Care - CompassionCare Hospice

Hospice Care - Nursing Home Visit

Hospice care is about living. Sometimes the question for those with a life-limiting illness is no longer “What else can be done?” but “How do I want to live now?” What matters most may not be more time, but the ability to more fully enjoy the time we have with those we love. With hospice,… Read more »


Hospice Care Misunderstood - CompassionCare Hospice

“Hospice care is underutilized — only a third of Americans die under the care of hospice, and hospice care is free,” noted the author of one article, Dr. Gail Gazelle, assistant clinical professor at Harvard Medical School. “Far too often, patients end up in an ICU, rushed to the emergency room, and they end up… Read more »


Men’s Health Video Introduction – CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada - CompassionCare Hospice

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Men’s Health and Information Educational Video Series Introduction In observance of Men’s Health Week here at CompassionCare Hospice we’ve produced a series of Men’s Health educational videos for our Youtube Channel. This episode introduces Men’s Health Week and talks about some of the common health concerns in men and what you can do to avoid… Read more »


Saying Goodbye - CompassionCare Hospice

It’s a fact. We are all going to die at some point in our lives, it’s only natural. Each person’s dying experience is unique. Some may struggle with regret and uncertainty, while others experience personal growth, forgiveness and inner healing. For those of us on the other side, we may have difficulty in finding the… Read more »


Hospice and Palliative Care Go Hand In Hand - CompassionCare Hospice

Hospice care and palliative care are very similar when it comes to caring for those who suffer from life-limiting illnesses. Most people have heard of hospice care and have a general understanding of what it entails. What people don’t know or what can be confusing is that hospice provides “palliative care,” and this includes  administering “comfort” care and is generally offered most by hospitals. Hospice and… Read more »


End-of-Life Care Planning Is A Must - CompassionCare Hospice

End-of-life conversation - CompassionCare Hospice Las Vegas

Having conversations with your loved ones about their end-of-life wishes can be a sensitive discussion, however these conversations matter and must be had to learn about your loved one’s wishes so they can be honored at the end-of-life. Although physicians have a tendency to wait until patients are on the decline or close to being imminent before raising… Read more »