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Medication Management With Palliative Care - CompassionCare Hospice

Pain management and palliative care issues and concepts word cloud illustration.

For our residents with life-limiting illnesses, the focus of medication management shifts from curative medications to palliative care medications. The focus of palliative care is on managing symptoms such as pain, anxiety or respiratory distress, while keeping other chronic conditions (such as High blood pressure, Diabetes, GERD) as stable as possible. Concerns over addictive properties… Read more »


CompassionCare Hospice of Southern Nevada Video Introduction - CompassionCare Hospice

Pills arranger for each day with times for medical safety

CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada is the leader in palliative care. The video below introduces you to a few of our core team members. We’re here to help you discover that hospice is about living and that we’re here to help guide you through this journey. Please feel free to view the video below… Read more »


ALS Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

ALS

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Awareness Month is the month of May. ALS Awareness Month is a drive to raise awareness and funds for research to cure ALS.  ALS is an acronym for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is commonly called Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The ALS Association is the only national non-profit organization fighting ALS. Amyotrophic… Read more »


CompassionCare Hospice – Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure - CompassionCare Hospice

CompassionCare Team in Front of Water Station

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure was this morning. And what a beautiful morning it was. Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is an event to raise awareness for breast cancer. It is a great fundraiser as well. Susan G. Komen is the largest nonprofit supporter of breast cancer research. This research is… Read more »


Chronic Illnesses - CompassionCare Hospice

A chronic illness is a human health condition or disease that is persistent or otherwise long-lasting in its effects or a disease that comes with time. The term chronic is usually applied when the course of the disease lasts for more than three months. Common chronic illnesses include arthritis, asthma, cancer, COPD, diabetes and viral… Read more »


Cholesterol - CompassionCare Hospice

High cholesterol leads to ateriosclerosis

Cholesterol isn’t all bad. We all have and need this waxy, fat-like substance in our bodies. Our bodies make all the cholesterol we need. It is needed to make hormones, Vitamin D, and other substances that help with digestion. However; 1 out of 6 American adults have high cholesterol. Cholesterol travels through your blood and… Read more »


Anxiety - CompassionCare Hospice

It’s tough to be productive in your daily life when anxiety and worry are dominating your thoughts. But what can you do? If you’re like many chronic worriers, your anxious thoughts feel uncontrollable. Anxiety is a feeling of concern or worry and includes increased alertness or awareness in a person. It can be mild, moderate… Read more »


National Healthcare Decisions Day – Advance Care Planning - 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

National Healthcare Decisions Day is April 16, 2016. CompassionCare Hospice is supporting National Healthcare Decisions Day to inspire, educate, and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning. Advance care planning is a way to plan ahead for your medical care in case you cannot make your wishes known. All adults… Read more »


Celebration Of Life Memorial Las Vegas, Nevada – 2016 - CompassionCare Hospice

Celebration of Life

CompassionCare Hospice Would Like To Thank Everyone That Attended We want to start off by saying thank you to all involved for making Saturday great. CompassionCare Annual Memorial Service: Celebration of Life was Saturday April 9, 2016 at 10 A.M. The memorial service was beautiful to say the least. We were able to pay respect… Read more »


Cancer Control Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Cancer Awareness

April is cancer control month. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. Cancer control month highlights prevention, detection, ad treatment of cancer. Cancer is not one disease. There are many types of cancers. Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body. Being overweight or obese, physical inactivity,… Read more »