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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 »


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 »


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 »


How Hospice Works - CompassionCare Hospice

Discussions around end-of-life are very difficult to have, talking about the possible loss of a loved-one can be unthinkable yet very necessary, before having to make last minute decisions. Understanding how end-of-life looks from a hospital bed or from home are two choices that many are faced with at some point in their lifetime. Sometimes… Read more »


National Hospice & Palliative Care Month – CCHLV Social Worker - CompassionCare Hospice

National Hospice & Palliative Care Month - Las Vegas CompassionCare Hospice

Jennifer – CCHLV Social Worker This week of National Hospice & Palliative Care Month we’re interviewing another one of our amazing staff members here at CompassionCare Hospice. Jennifer is one of our Social Workers and has been in the industry a decade now. Thanks for supporting National Hospice Month and be sure to stop by… Read more »


National COPD Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

November is National COPD Awareness Month. COPD is an acronym for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is a chronic respiratory or lung disease that block airflow, and makes it difficult to breathe. It is usually a mix of two diseases: chronic bronchitis and emphysema. This disease is also quite common. Smoking is a common cause…. Read more »


World Spine Day - CompassionCare Hospice

World Spine Day - CompassionCare Hospice Las Vegas, Nevada

World Spine Day is October 16. It is a day set aside to raise awareness about spinal disorders as part of the Bone and Joint Health Awareness Week. Millions of people around the world suffer spinal disorders. Spinal disorders can include lower back pain, cervical or neck pain, scoliosis, and degenerate disc disease, but may… Read more »


Senior Spotlight Spectacular - CompassionCare Hospice

Senior Spotlight Spectacular - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

Senior Spotlight Spectacular is October 1 at the Orleans Hotel and Casino. The event is from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in MARDI GRAS, ESPLANADE & BIENVILLE Ballrooms. This event is FREE to attend and open to the public. Get connected with 100 Exhibitors who provide valuable resources, programs, products and services for senior adults,… Read more »


National HIV/AIDS And Aging Awareness Day - CompassionCare Hospice

HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness day is September 18. Human Immunodeficiency Virus or HIV for short causes aids which leads to the body’s inability to fight infections. The virus is passed through blood, semen, or vaginal fluids. The symptoms of the initial infection are flu-like symptoms. After the first few weeks of being infected, patients… Read more »


Ovarian Cancer Awareness - CompassionCare Hospice

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Ovarian Cancer is one of the most deadly of women’s cancers. Each year, approximately 21,980 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer typically occurs in women in their fifties and sixties -average age being 63.  Many women who are diagnosed with Ovarian cancer have a genetic history that may… Read more »