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Caregiver Stress Awareness in Hospice Care - CompassionCare Hospice

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Caregiver Stress Awareness in Hospice Care By: Joelle Jean, FNP Caring for a loved one who is terminally ill and on hospice is emotionally and physically taxing. In 2015, an estimated 39.8 million caregivers provided unpaid care to an adult with a disability or illness. The estimated value of the service supplied by caregivers is… Read more »


Hospice and Palliative Care: What’s the Difference? - CompassionCare Hospice

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Hospice and Palliative Care: What’s the Difference? The terms ‘hospice’ and ‘palliative’ care often get confused. Although they are similar, there are differences between these two types of care. What is hospice care? The focus of hospice care is on quality of life when a cure is no longer possible or when the burden of… Read more »


Hospice and Nursing Homes - CompassionCare Hospice

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HOSPICE AND NURSING HOMES By: Dr. Margarita David, DNP, RN Having a hospice provider working as a partner with a nursing home may improve the quality of care a nursing home resident receives during end of life. Many studies have shown that having a hospice presence in nursing homes reduces hospital readmissions, improves the facility’s… Read more »


SAVE THE DATE - CompassionCare Hospice

CompassionCare Hospice’s Annual Memorial Service: Celebrate The Star of Your Life Will be held on Sunday, April 29, 2018 beginning at 1:00 p.m.  The Springs Preserve: 333 South Valley View at US 95 (we suggest you arrive early for parking and seating). This service is FREE and open to anyone who has lost a loved-one, we… Read more »


Ladies, Get Heart Healthy! - CompassionCare Hospice

February marks National Heart Health Month and there are some important facts to know. More fatal then all the different types of cancer combined, heart disease effects more women than men, surprising to most. While one in 31 American women dies from breast cancer each year, heart disease is the cause of one out of… Read more »


CompassionCare Hospice Blood Drive - CompassionCare Hospice

Did you know that every 2 seconds someone needs blood? One blood donation can help save the lives of up to three people. CompassionCare Hospice along with the American Red Cross will be hosting a BLOOD DRIVE Friday, February 16, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at 7842 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas 89117… Read more »


Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Difference - CompassionCare Hospice

The month of September we recognize and bring attention to World Alzheimer’s. The terms Alzheimer’s and Dementia are often used conversely because people believe that they carry the same meaning. These two different diagnosis are related, however, differ from one another and can become confusing when talked about. Dementia is defined as a brain disorder that… Read more »


Start End-of-Life Planning Today - CompassionCare Hospice

When faced with mortality we normally close up and change the subject. It’s a difficult subject to discuss and think about, especially with our own parents. Death is inescapable and will face us all one day, while we’re able it is important to have these conversations with our loved ones. Preparing for the end while… Read more »


Senior Fraud & Medicare - CompassionCare Hospice

The growing incidents of senior fraud is alarming. “You’ve been scammed” isn’t something anyone wants to hear, especially when it involves a senior who’s a loved-one. Financial advising, prescriptions, funeral planning, or a telephone call telling you you’ve just won a sweepstakes and all you need to do is verify information to claim your prize, are… Read more »


Hospice Is Helping Others - CompassionCare Hospice

Hospice is a different type of care, provided by a team of dedicated health professionals in your home or wherever you and your love-ones need their help. Those who are eligible for hospice services must be diagnosed with a life-limiting illness or disease and choose to forgo aggressive treatments. Centered on palliative care, hospice closely monitors… Read more »