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Stroke Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Stroke Awareness

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. The first step to prevent this “silent killer” is to understand it. Stroke can happen to anyone, at any time, and at any age, but it is largely preventable, treatable and beatable. Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke making it the leading cause of… Read more »


Arthritis Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Arthritic hands

Arthritis Awareness Month is the month of May. In order to beat arthritis, we need to understand the condition. Knowledge is power. Research and support is always needed. Arthritis is the number one cause of disability in the country. It impacts more than 50 million Americans. Arthritis affects 1 in 5 adults. Almost 300,000 babies,… Read more »


National Women’s Health Week - CompassionCare Hospice

National Women's Health Week Logo

National Women’s Health Week is the week of May 9. National Women’s Health Week is a reminder to women to take care of themselves. Your health is a priority. Protect your health by getting the care you need to prevent disease, disability, and injuries. Regular check-ups are important. Preventive care can keep disease away or… Read more »


Melanoma Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Melanoma

May is Melanoma Awareness Month. Melanoma or malignant melanoma is a cancer that begins in the melanocytes commonly found in the skin. Melanocytes are melanin or pigmented-producing cells. May is the month designated to spread the word about strategies for preventing skin cancer and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved. Skin cancer… Read more »


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 »