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The Hospice Philosophy - CompassionCare Hospice

The hospice philosophy seeks to replace taboos about death and dying with open communication that helps patients, families and their loved ones plan for living out the remaining time they have while dealing with a life-limiting illness. Hospice teams support their patients and families in the comforts of their own home and helps to ensure a patients wishes are followed… Read more »


Legal Planning Essential - CompassionCare Hospice

Last Will and Testament rolled up with reading glasses and pen isoated on white with a black ribbon and health care directive: Advance Care Planning

Establishing a solid financial and legal plan for yourself or for a loved one is an essential part of preparing for the future as we age-especially before a medical crisis or life-limiting illness is upon us. Few people bring up conversations based around end-of-life care, its not a subject we want to openly talk about. Unfortunately, most people end… Read more »


World Osteoporosis Day - CompassionCare Hospice

World Osteoporosis Day - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

World Osteoporosis Day is October 20. Osteoporosis is a common disease that weakens bones. World Osteoporosis Day 2016 theme is “Love Your Bones – Protect Your Future.” As bones weaken, the risk of sudden and unexpected fractures increases. Until a fracture occurs, there are typically no signs or symptoms. Broken bones may lead to chronic… Read more »


Pastoral Care-An Important Component of Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

Pastoral Care Week (October 17-21) gives opportunities for organizations and institutions of all kinds to recognize the spiritual caregivers in their midst and the ministry which the caregivers provide. We here at CompassionCare Hospice would like to recognize and thank our chaplains for all they do for our patients and families. This year’s theme for… Read more »


Health Literacy Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Health Literacy Month - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

October is Health Literacy Month! Health literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate and important health decisions. This is a time for organizations and individuals to promote to importance of understandable health information. The right words can make… Read more »


Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day - CompassionCare Hospice

While there is no cure for metastatic breast cancer, some are able to live longer with the disease. However, metastatic breast cancer remains a clinical challenge… October 13 places emphasis on this disease stressing the need for new, targeted treatments that will help prolong the lives of those diagnosed with this type of cancer. Reminding… Read more »


Cold or Flu-Can You Tell The Difference? - CompassionCare Hospice

As fall officially starts the cold and flu season is upon us. It is important to fight against infections before they can have a chance to start. Practicing good hand hygiene and getting a flu immunization is a step in the right direction. Flu and cold symptoms can be very similar – you’re feeling under the… Read more »


World Hospice & Palliative Care Day - CompassionCare Hospice

Understanding Hospice with CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

Today is World Hospice & Palliative Care Day!! The theme of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2016 is: Living and dying in pain: It doesn’t have to happen. 75% of the world population does not have adequate access to controlled medications for pain relief and as a result millions of people suffer from pain… Read more »


Pink October - CompassionCare Hospice

The American Cancer Association states that breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women and is the most common cancer found in American women besides other skin cancers. 1 in 8 U.S. women will be diagnosed with this cancer throughout their lifetime. “Pink October” (National Breast Cancer Awareness Month) is a time to focus on… Read more »


Malnutrition Awareness - CompassionCare Hospice

Did you know that 1 in 3 hospital patients are malnourished? This annual burden of disease associated across the U.S. is nearly $157 billion dollars.  In 2009, ASPEN ( American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition) recognized a need for greater awareness of malnutrition. Most common in hospitalized patients in the United States but also effecting… Read more »