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Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Spinal Musular Atrophy - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, NV

August is Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month. Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is a genetic disease. It is the most common genetic disease for children under the age 2. People diagnosed with SMA are deprived of physical strength by affecting the motor nerve cells in the spinal cord, taking away their ability to walk, eat, or… Read more »


Clear Communication is Key in Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

Having a difficult conversation with someone about their end-of-life options is hard enough, adding a language barrier on top of that is even more problematic. Clear communication is key in these types of situations. Interpreters routinely help people who speak limited English — close to 9 percent of the U.S. population, and growing — understand… Read more »