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National Suicide Prevention Week - CompassionCare Hospice

Suicide Prevention - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

National Suicide Prevention Week is the week of September 7-13, 2016. This week is to inform and to intrigue our community about suicide prevention and the warning signs of suicide. Shining a light on this topic will hopefully diminish the stigma of those with mental health issues. Support is very important. Support means everything to… Read more »


Making the Right Choice - CompassionCare Hospice

Depending on your location there could be one or several hospices in your community. If you live in Nevada your options are abundant and making the right choice for you and your loved one can become stressful. Hospice is compassionate care focused on comfort and quality of life. It’s care is unique to each individual. Understanding… Read more »


Walk to End Alzheimer’s - CompassionCare Hospice

Walk to End Alzheimer's - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

According to statistics, Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. More than 5 million Americans are living with this disease. Every 66 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer’s and these numbers will escalate rapidly in coming years. Unless something is done, in 2050, Alzheimer’s is projected to cost more than $1 trillion… Read more »


Advanced Hospice Care Planning Services of Las Vegas, Nevada – CompassionCare Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

Advanced Hospice Care Planning Service of Las Vegas, Nevada

We understand our patients values, preferences, and needs. Advanced hospice care planning and decision making is in place to ensure that the care you want to receive will be carried out upon you being unable to communicate your wishes. What Advanced Hospice Care Planning Is Right For You? Advanced hospice care planning consists of making… Read more »


Music Therapy - CompassionCare Hospice

While the health benefits of music have long been known to positively affect one’s emotions, mood, and well-being, a multitude of new studies have confirmed that music therapy may be just the right “medicine” we need.  Research shows that music is the first and last sensation we experience as human beings and could possibly help with things such as… Read more »


Medic Alert Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Medic Alert - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas

August is medic alert awareness month. August’s MedicAlert Awareness Month was established by the MedicAlert Foundation to make consumers aware of the specific benefits of the MedicAlert product. A medical identification tag can be worn as a bracelet, a necklace, or on clothing. Not every medical identification tag gives you the benefits a MedicAlert identification… Read more »


National Immunization Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Senior Immunization - Flu Shot - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, NV

August is national immunization awareness month. This is the time where we emphasize the importance and benefits of taking vaccines that are recommended for different stages in our lives. August is the time recommended to receive your yearly flu shot. Vaccines and flu shots help protect the elderly from disabling conditions. As we age, we… Read more »


Cataract Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Optometrist checking for cataracts - CompassionCare Hospice

August is Cataract Awareness Month. A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens. You cannot see your eye’s lens, but the cloudiness is definitely felt. The eye’s lens lies behind the iris and pupil. Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss for people 40 years of age and older. Cataracts affect more… Read more »


Heart Attack Triggers - CompassionCare Hospice

Heart Attack Risks - CompassionCare of Las Vegas

Some heart attack risk factors are common knowledge. Most people know that obesity, diabetes, and hypertension can lead to an increased risk of heart disease. Smoking increases your risk as well. The best way to manage heart health is through diet and exercise. Prescription drugs can be used in combination with diet and exercise when… Read more »


New Diagnosis for Dementia Called MBI - CompassionCare Hospice

Mild Behavioral Impairment (MBI) is a new diagnosis for dementia that experts have come up with and was recently announced at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Toronto. MBI can hopefully help doctors recognize brain changes that may lead to conditions like Alzheimer’s and dementia disease. The sooner these types of conditions can be identified, the better chances of… Read more »