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Volunteering with Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

Volunteers are an essential part of a hospice team, participating in roles from directly interacting with patients to helping with fundraising efforts. Hospice volunteers often describe their work as purposeful, validating, and meaningful. Hospice volunteers are at the heart of every hospice operation and are valued greatly. How Hospice Volunteers Serve Supporting Patients This is… Read more »


Life-Limiting Illnesses – When to Call Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

A life-limiting illness is an incurable chronic disease or condition that no longer respond to curative treatments. Examples of a life-limiting illness include: Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia Stroke ALS Parkinson’s Disease Heart Disease Pulmonary Disease Liver Disease End-stage Renal Disease AIDS Cancer A life limiting illness, coupled with symptoms below, could be indicators of decline… Read more »



Ladies, Get Heart Healthy! - CompassionCare Hospice

February marks National Heart Health Month and there are some important facts to know. More fatal then all the different types of cancer combined, heart disease effects more women than men, surprising to most. While one in 31 American women dies from breast cancer each year, heart disease is the cause of one out of… Read more »


Holiday Table Talk - CompassionCare Hospice

The holiday season always brings families together and can serve as a prime opportunity to have a conversation about what you and your loved ones want at the end of life. Some of the considerations you may discuss can include: the use of a breathing machine, starting dialysis, if you want to be resuscitated if you stop breathing, feeding tubes, or whether or… Read more »


What’s the Difference? Hospice vs Palliative Care - CompassionCare Hospice

Both Hospice and Palliative care offer considerate care to patients who suffer from life-limiting illnesses, while also providing pain and symptom management and relief. Hospice care is palliative by nature, but there are important differences. Because more than 90 percent of hospice care is paid for through the Medicare Hospice Benefit, hospice patients must meet Medicare’s eligibility requirements, whereas Palliative… Read more »


November Is Hospice, Palliative Care Month - CompassionCare Hospice

“It’s about how you live” is the theme for this year’s National Hospice & Palliative Care Month. Hospice and palliative care organizations are the advocates and educators on advanced healthcare planning. We help individuals make decisions about the healthcare they would want to receive should they be faced with a serious or life-limiting illness, or if they were unable… Read more »


How To Be Safe on Halloween - CompassionCare Hospice

Tonight’s the night streets will be filled with little ghosts and goblins on the hunt for candy. Not only is Halloween popular with kids, teens and adults enjoy this night just the same. Whatever your plans may be everyone, should be safe. Here are some tips to help! Planning a trick-or-treat route for your little… Read more »


Let’s Talk About Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

You may or may not have heard about hospice care before, in fact, most people have not. It’s a subject that gets avoided constantly and unless faced with an unexpected crisis, almost always never talked about. Some understand the basics but many believe the numerous misconceptions, such as: “It’s for dying people.” “They provide counseling… Read more »


Mammography-What You Need to Know - CompassionCare Hospice

Recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness in October leaves no better time to talk about mammograms. Getting one is cringed upon by many women but these are necessary as we age. There are benefits to mammograms, and if you haven’t went for your first exam yet, here are some things to prepare you. Of course the biggest benefit of getting a mammogram is early… Read more »