“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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
National Bikini Day (July 5th) marks the anniversary of the invention of the revealing two-piece bathing suit. Since making it’s debut in Paris in 1946, by French designer Louis Reard, women have been hitting beaches and pools in these ever since. In America however, the bikini wasn’t fully accepted until the 1960s and continues on into… Read more »
July is eye injury prevention month. You only get one pair of eyes in your life. Take care of them. 2.5 million eye accidents occur each year. 90% of the thousands of eye accidents that occur are preventable with safety eyewear. It is a common misbelief that most of your eye accidents occur in the… Read more »
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 »
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 »
June is National Aphasia Awareness Month. A lot of you might be asking what aphasia is. Aphasia is a communication disorder that results from damage to parts of the brain that control speech and language. Aphasia is most typically caused by stroke. Stroke is the fifth cause of death, and the leading cause of disability… Read more »
CompassionCare Hospice has recently partnered exclusively with HartRobotics to introduce a new way for families to stay in touch with their loved ones . The “Kubi” uses a smart device (tablet) to allow face to face communication with loved ones, 24 hours a day, with access from anywhere in the world. This technology gives a… Read more »
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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)