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Compassionate Care with Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

While traditional medicine can treat some diseases, hospice attends, with compassion and respect, to the whole patient. It may be time to ask yourself- what care is right for you? With hospice, you’re in control and at CompassionCare we will create an individualized plan of care based on your wishes and needs. You will consult with… Read more »


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 »


Psoriasis Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Psoriasis Awareness with CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

Each August the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) sponsors Psoriasis Awareness Month. This month CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada is dedicated to raising awareness, educating the public, and dispelling myths about the disease. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease. It is a genetic disease triggered by environmental factors. Psoriasis are patches of red, itch, and scaly… Read more »


Medic Alert Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Medic Alert - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas

August is medic alert awareness month. August’s MedicAlert Awareness Month was established by the MedicAlert Foundation to make consumers aware of the specific benefits of the MedicAlert product. A medical identification tag can be worn as a bracelet, a necklace, or on clothing. Not every medical identification tag gives you the benefits a MedicAlert identification… Read more »


National Immunization Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Senior Immunization - Flu Shot - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, NV

August is national immunization awareness month. This is the time where we emphasize the importance and benefits of taking vaccines that are recommended for different stages in our lives. August is the time recommended to receive your yearly flu shot. Vaccines and flu shots help protect the elderly from disabling conditions. As we age, we… Read more »


Cataract Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Optometrist checking for cataracts - CompassionCare Hospice

August is Cataract Awareness Month. A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens. You cannot see your eye’s lens, but the cloudiness is definitely felt. The eye’s lens lies behind the iris and pupil. Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss for people 40 years of age and older. Cataracts affect more… Read more »


Heart Attack Triggers - CompassionCare Hospice

Heart Attack Risks - CompassionCare of Las Vegas

Some heart attack risk factors are common knowledge. Most people know that obesity, diabetes, and hypertension can lead to an increased risk of heart disease. Smoking increases your risk as well. The best way to manage heart health is through diet and exercise. Prescription drugs can be used in combination with diet and exercise when… Read more »


Having Good Balance Is Important! - CompassionCare Hospice

Good Balance with CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas

Having good balance means being able to control and maintain your body’s position while you are moving or remaining still. The part of the inner ear responsible for balance is the vestibular system. The vestibular system is sometimes called the labyrinth. The labyrinth interacts with other systems in the body, such as the eyes, bones,… Read more »


Discuss Senior Care - CompassionCare Hospice

Senior Care - CompassionCare Hospice Las Vegas, NV

Senior care is a difficult subject to tackle, but should definitely be discussed. Discuss the care you would like to receive before an emergency situation occurs. The United States aging population is climbing. People 65 and over is projected to almost double to 83,000,000 Americans by 2050. Only a third of Americans think they will… Read more »


Hemochromatosis Screening Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Classic Hemochromatosis abbreviatieted HHC - most common type of hemochromatosis

July is National Hemochromatosis Screening Awareness Month. Hemochromatosis is a genetic condition where the body absorbs too much iron from a normal diet. It is one of the most common genetic disorders seen in the United States. It is not a blood disease. It cannot be caught. The excess of iron absorbed by the body… Read more »