Congestive Heart Failure and Hospice – Does it Qualify? By: Elizabeth Townsend, RN Congestive heart failure happens when the heart muscle begins to not pump blood as it should. Conditions of congestive heart failure, such as narrowed heart arteries or continuous high blood pressure, eventually weaken the heart and make it unable to pump the… Read more »
Welcome To CompassionCare Hospice Of Las Vegas, Nevada - Live Your Life
Hospice. It isn’t a place; it’s a new way of thinking. About your life-limiting illness, and the way you want to live now.
Advanced medical care can do wonders. But at some point a decision may have to be made — not about ceasing all care, but about weighing the benefits of a certain course of treatment against the burdens of that treatment.
Hospice is a different kind of care, one that helps you and your caregivers better manage your pain and symptoms. So that you can more fully experience the time you have left.
It’s your life. You can choose how to live it. And every day, more patients and their families are choosing to find hope in hospice.
Understanding What Hospice Care Actually Is - Compassionate Care
There are far too many misconceptions about what Hospice Care actually is. It’s been given a negative reputation simply because it’s associated with life limiting illness. We understand these preconceived opinions, beliefs, and misconceptions. Our intention is to help people to better understand the concept of hospice care, as well as dispel any misunderstandings associated with this type of health care.
Hospice is in no way about giving up. Once truly understood, an opinion of hope and compassion will begin to form. It’s about spending time with your family and friends without the constraints of debilitating pain and discomfort. Our patients are not their illness, we strive to improve quality of life and understand that every second is precious. Our team of professionals will make sure that you and you’re loved ones are fully informed and well-prepared for the hospice journey.
Five Stages of Grief Losing someone we love leaves us with feelings of unbearable pain, and while everyone grieves differently, there are five stages of grief that most people go through after experiencing a loss. Very Well Mind describes the five stages as follows. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Denial The first stage of the grief process is denial…. Read more »
Video: How to Handle Feelings of Guilt COVID-19 and Guilt By: Michael Larrimore, Director of Bereavement Services ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// “Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death.” -Coco Chanel ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Feelings of Anger and Guilt Anger can be a common emotion we experience when we have lost someone close to us. We seek someone… Read more »
Heart Failure and Hospice By: Marisol Ramirez, RN Now more than ever, it is imperative to manage serious conditions in the comfort of a patient’s home. Physicians, patients, and families can all agree that a caring and competent team is needed for optimal patient care. Under this joint effort, patient outcomes improve and… Read more »
Hospice for Veterans with PTSD By: Portia Wofford After dedicating their lives to our nation, our nation’s veterans often face difficulty as they near the end of their lives. While every veteran has different needs, those with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) face unique challenges. PTSD, sometimes known as combat stress or shell shock, often… Read more »
We Honor Veterans CompassionCare Hospice is a proud partner of the We Honor Veterans (WHV) Program, a collaboration of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Through this program, we have the honor and privilege of providing compassionate hospice care for those who served our country. Our… Read more »
Dear Caregiver, More Than a Cliché You’ve heard the expression before – “laughter is the best medicine.” But it’s more than just a cliché phrase. There is some truth behind it. Think about it. We’ve all had a tough day where things just weren’t going right. Then, something made you laugh. You instantly felt… Read more »
Thank you, Patrick! As we wrap up National Nursing Assistants Week, we want to shine a spotlight on one more of the incredible CNAs on the CompassionCare Hospice team! Patrick Valle’s love for his patients is just one of the many things that makes us so proud to work with him each and every day…. Read more »
Thank you, Giovanni! Today, we would like to shine a spotlight on Giovanni Rivera in honor of National Nursing Assistants Week! His passion for what he does is one of the many things that makes us so proud to call him part of our team at CompassionCare Hospice. “I became a CNA because I wanted… Read more »
Video: Alzheimer’s Disease and Brain Health Awareness Month How to Know it May be Time for Hospice Watching someone you love suffer from Alzheimer’s or another memory debilitating illness is incredibly difficult, and it can be even more challenging to decide when it’s time to consider hospice care. Our latest video discusses the following… Read more »
Contact CompassionCare Hospice Now!
Hospice is appropriate for people with progressive, life-limiting illnesses who want to focus on enjoying their remaining time with family and friends. To this end, hospice provides effective pain and symptom management.
Contact Phone: 702-636-0200 (Las Vegas)
Contact Phone: 775-409-3995 (Reno)