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Hospice care is a special kind of care for people with a life-limiting illness. Hospice services are for adult and pediatric patients with a wide range of life-limiting illnesses, including cancer, stroke, heart disease, lung disease, liver disease, kidney disease, multiple sclerosis, ALS, Alzheimer’s Disease, and AIDS. Major services provided by the team are pain and symptom management, emotional and spiritual support, provide needed drugs, medical supplies, and equipment, coaches the caregiver and family on how to care for the patient, deliver special services like speech and physical therapy when needed, makes short-term inpatient care available when pain or symptoms become too difficult to manage at home, or the caregiver needs assistance, and provide bereavement care and counseling to surviving family and friends. A hospice team usually consists of the following professionals: a Hospice Physician; a Primary Physician, a Hospice Nurse; a Hospice Nursing Assistant, a Social Worker, a Chaplain and a Bereavement Counselor. The hospice staff is on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Hospice services are available to patients of any age, religion, race, or illness. Hospice care is a service covered under Medicare, Medicaid, most private insurance plans, HMOs, and other managed care organizations. CompassionCare Hospice is here to give you a little hope.

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 »


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 »


Volunteers Wanted - CompassionCare Hospice

Hospice volunteers are essential when putting together a hospice team. Medicare guidelines require hospice organizations to have and utilize volunteers in addition to their paid employees, volunteers help to support hospice staff and also relieve caregivers. They make scheduled visits as needed based on their availability and willingness. They are unpaid, yet can be priceless. Many people imagine themselves becoming volunteers, making a… Read more »


Hospice Services - CompassionCare Hospice

Hospice. Let’s face it, it’s an intimidating word that people don’t like to say. No one wants to think or talk about dying. But in reality, people live longer with hospice mostly due to the close monitoring of their pain and symptoms caused from a life-limiting illness or disease. With hospice, the patient is in control…. Read more »


Supporting Those in Hospice Through Music - CompassionCare Hospice

CompassionCare Hospice is happy to introduce our new Music Specialist, Joahan (JoJo) Tiogangco! Born and raised in Pahala, Kau, Hawaii, JoJo says that “Music was life and being raised in it (music) gave me the ability to preserver and preserve the culture in my heart.” She specializes in the guitar and ukulele and is diverse in the music… Read more »


Palliative Care Not Being Received As Many Believe - CompassionCare Hospice

Palliative care, which includes treatments meant to provide relief from symptoms and the stress of serious chronic illnesses, is being offered to patients more these days. Despite dramatic growth in the number of hospitals providing such care over the last decade, full palliative care services remain unavailable to most individuals. Several factors may explain why… Read more »


Looking for Volunteers! - CompassionCare Hospice

More than 1 million people and their families are under the care of hospice each year. The focus of hospice is that each person has the right to pass pain-free, with dignity, compassion, and respect. The hospice team provides the necessary support to make sure this happens for each and every patient. CompassionCare Hospice relies… Read more »


Looking for Volunteers! - CompassionCare Hospice

More than 1 million people and their families are under the care of hospice each year. The focus of hospice is that each person has the right to pass pain-free, with dignity, compassion, and respect. The hospice team provides the necessary support to make sure this happens for each and every patient. CompassionCare Hospice relies… Read more »


Hospice Is Helping Others - CompassionCare Hospice

Hospice is a different type of care, provided by a team of dedicated health professionals in your home or wherever you and your love-ones need their help. Those who are eligible for hospice services must be diagnosed with a life-limiting illness or disease and choose to forgo aggressive treatments. Centered on palliative care, hospice closely monitors… Read more »


Music Therapy in Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

Hospice care is provided by a core group of professionals. Most hospices also have counselors, therapists, and other specialist. And some offer extra services like massage, pet therapy, and music specialists. In hospice, music is used as an art form to promote well-being with patients, families, and caregivers. Music embraces different cultures and spirituality, and brings… Read more »