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Pancreatic Cancer Awareness for Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

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Pancreatic Cancer Awareness for Hospice By: Dr. Margarita David Ph.D., RN Pancreatic cancer affects over 60,000 people in the United States. Continue reading to learn more about pancreatic cancer in honor of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. What is pancreatic cancer? Pancreatic cancer is a cancer that develops in the pancreas. The pancreas helps regulate the… Read more »


COPD Hospice Referral Guidelines - CompassionCare Hospice

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COPD Awareness Month: Hospice Referral Guidelines By: Laura Mantine, MD Chronic lung disease is the 4th most common cause of death among older adults in the United States. More than 3 million people worldwide died of COPD in 2015, representing 6% of all deaths that year. People dying from COPD frequently experience difficult and uncomfortable… Read more »


National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

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National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month Bullying is defined as abuse and mistreatment of someone vulnerable by someone stronger, more powerful, etc. Unfortunately, bullying is nothing new. However, with each new technological advancement we see, bullies find a new outlet to use to prey on their targets. In honor of National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, CompassionCare… Read more »


Breast Cancer Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women in the United States, second only to skin cancer. It’s a disease in which the cells in the breast grow out of control. There are several types of breast cancer, but there are two that are most common. Invasive ductal… Read more »


Benefits of Yoga for Hospice Patients - CompassionCare Hospice

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Benefits of Yoga for Hospice Patients We’ve all heard how good yoga is for you, but have you ever thought about the benefits of yoga for hospice patients? Yoga is defined as a spiritual discipline that is widely practiced for health and relaxation that includes breath control, simple meditation, and specific bodily postures. All of… Read more »



Hospice and the LGBTQ Community - CompassionCare Hospice

LGBTQ Aging A 2020 Gallup study observed Americans’ identification as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT), by generation. The findings report that only 1.3% of the Traditionalist generation (born before 1946) and 2.0% of Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964) identify as LGBT. This number increases dramatically over the generations, reaching 15.9% for Generation Z (born 1997-2002)…. Read more »


Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

June is… June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. This month-long celebration provides the opportunity to focus on raising awareness for the 50 million people worldwide living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.   Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative brain disease and the most common form of dementia. It causes a slow decline in… Read more »



National Senior Health and Fitness Day - CompassionCare Hospice

Benefits of Physical Activity Today is National Senior Health and Fitness Day, making it a perfect day to focus on the importance of exercise. There are plenty of benefits of physical activity for people of any age, but let’s highlight some specifically for seniors: Improves physical ability for everyday tasks Helps reduce the risk of… Read more »