Looking For A Job?

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/looking-for-a-job/

Only 2 days left until the Senior Industry Community Job Fair at Palm Southwest Mortuary this Thursday, September 21st from 10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet with over 20 employers who are or will be hiring!

Come Experience job searching with:  Assisted Living – Home Health – Group Home – PCA

Hosted by CompassionCare Hospice and Palm Southwest. Some agencies will be holding on-site interviews. Dress for success and be sure to have your cover letter/resume! For more information, please contact Nichole at 702-636-0200.

We hope to see you there!

 

 

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Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Difference

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/alzheimers-and-dementia-the-difference/

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 affects our communication skills and activities of daily living (ADLs) while Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia that specifically affects parts of the brain that control our memory, thoughts, and language. Dementia is often associated with the cognitive decline of aging. When a person is diagnosed with dementia, they are being diagnosed with a set of symptoms. But health issues other than Alzheimer’s can cause dementia as well, like, Huntington’s and Parkinson’s disease.

National Assisted Living Week

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/national-assisted-living-week/

“Family is Forever” is the theme for this year’s National Assisted Living Week and was inspired by Maya Angelou. This observance day gives people the opportunity to celebrate those who serve and are served –  staff, volunteers, residents, and their families, throughout assisted living facilities all over the nation.

“Family isn’t always blood, it’s the people in your life who want you in theirs: the ones who accept you for who you are, the ones who would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what.” -Maya Angelou

CompassionCare Hospice recognizes all of the assisted living facilities in our community and the role they play in providing assistance and care to our local seniors and those with disabilities. Thank you for all you do! Happy National Assisted Living Week!

 

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Must Have Questions at End-of-Life

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/must-have-questions-at-end-of-life/

If you thought you were dying, what would matter most? Seventy percent of Americans say they would prefer to die at home, but nearly 70 percent die in hospitals and institutions.

“Being Mortal”, a Frontline PBS program based off the book, “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End”, by Dr. Atul Gawande, underscores the importance of people planning ahead and talking with family members about end-of-life decisions. The film sheds light on how a medical system focused on cure often leaves out the sensitive conversations that need to happen so a patient’s true wishes can be known and honored at the end.

CompassionCare Hospice took part in a nationwide campaign this past year by offering free screenings of this important documentary throughout the Las Vegas community. We participated in and led guided conversations on how to take

Keep Calm and Get Hired!

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/keep-calm-and-get-hired/

WE’RE HIRING!!

20 + companies in the senior industry hiring for part-time & full-time positions-DONT MISS THIS ONE OF A KIND JOB FAIR!

Thursday, September 21st from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Palm Southwest Mortuary: 7979 W Warm Springs Rd, Las Vegas, 89113

Come meet and speak with those looking to fill positions in – Assisted Living, Group Home, Home Health, and PCA Agencies

For more information, please contact Nichole at 702-636-0200.

Be Ready! Come prepared with your cover letter and resume. On-site interviews will be taking place. We hope to see you there!

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Volunteers Wanted

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/volunteers-wanted/

Hospice volunteers are essential when putting together a hospice team. Medicare guidelines require hospice organizations to have and utilize volunteers in addition to their paid employees, volunteers help to support hospice staff and also relieve caregivers. They make scheduled visits as needed based on their availability and willingness. They are unpaid, yet can be priceless.

Many people imagine themselves becoming volunteers, making a difference for people somehow in their lives. Hospice volunteering often isn’t thought of though. Some people are afraid they don’t have what it takes. They are afraid to “watch someone pass away” or have the misconception that all a hospice volunteer does is “sit with someone during their last hours”. Although our volunteers can be with someone during their final hours, if they choose, there is so much more to volunteering with hospice.<

Looking for Employment?

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Original Post URL: https://cchlv.com/looking-for-employment/

If you are looking for jobs within Assisted Living, Home Health, Group Home, or PCA companies you don’t want to miss the Senior Industry Job Fair being held on Thursday, September 21st from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Palm Southwest Memorial: 7979 W Warm Springs Rd, Las Vegas 89113.

Sponsored by CompassionCare Hospice, come experience job searching with over 20 vendors in these fields! Admissions is FREE and some agencies will be conducting on-site interviews. Come prepared, dressed for success-with your cover letters and resumes. You’ll have the opportunity to speak with employers who are currently hiring or will be in the near future!

For questions or more information contact Nichole at 702-636-0200

See you there!

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Feed A Senior Campaign

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/feed-a-senior-campaign/

Grandparents Day is around the corner (September 10th) and CompassionCare Hospice’s community partner, Helping Hands of Vegas Valley, is #DoingSomethingGrand in honor of this commemorative day!

Their Feed A Senior Campaign will help assist low income seniors in our community who are hungry and in need of food. Just $20 will provide food to one individual for an entire month! Many people show appreciation for their grandparents in different ways – card & gift giving, taking them out for a special meal, or just spending time with them. This year, support Helping Hands in their mission to help those seniors who truly need it.

Click on the link below to make a donation and for more information on Helping Hands of Vegas Valley’s other programs – Respite Care and Senior Transportation.

http://www.hhovv.org/donate.html

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National Grief Awareness Day

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/national-grief-awareness-day/

Today, August 30th, is a day that recognizes the grief that can consume us when we lose someone we love. The effects that death can have on us, vary from person to person. A woman named Angie Cartwright founded National Grief Awareness Day in 2014. Familiar with loss, she too became lost in her grief and since has become dedicated to bringing support to those who have endured pain like her.

To firmly understand how to help those faced with grief, or to help ourselves, we need to understand the cognitive, social, and philosophical road blocks that come with losing someone who’s close to us. There are five stages of grief that a person will go through on their way to finding peace, and denial is the first. Being reliable to this person during this stage is most helpful. Next is anger, lashing out at others or becoming upset very easily are common. No person should ever be

Senior Industry Job Fair!

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/senior-industry-job-fair/

CompassionCare Hospice will be hosting a job fair on Thursday, September 21st from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at West Palm Mortuary located at 7979 W Warm Springs Rd, LV 89113.

Experience job searching with the following:

Assisted Living

Group Homes

Home Health

PCA Agencies

Admission is FREE and there will be over 20 vendors! Dress for success and be sure to have your cover letter/resume. Some companies will be conducting on-site interviews. Come and talk to employers who are or will be hiring! If you are a CNA, med-tech, nurse, or caregiver – you don’t want to miss this!

For questions or more information please contact Nichole at 702-636-0200.

 

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Start End-of-Life Planning Today

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Original Post URL: https://cchlv.com/start-end-of-life-planning-today/

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 we still can, can help ease the burden on adult children and leave unanswered questions answered.

Those who truly struggle to have these types of conversations with their parents are most likely thinking of their own mortality one day. A good way of opening up this discussion is to ask your child or children their own personal thoughts and feelings about dying. Or, get a mediator/advisor involved that can ask questions and lead a conversation with your family. Being open and honest about your wishes is best. Tell your children and family what’s mo

Pet Ownership for the Elderly

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Original Post URL: https://cchlv.com/pet-ownership-for-the-elderly/

For most peoples’ life times, pets provide us with endless love and companionship bringing great joy into our lives. They become part of our families, and for the elderly, pets can mean the world-providing physical and emotional well-being. Pets can do wonders and play a key role in a seniors overall health.

Seniors who are pet owners come across many benefits, some you might be surprised with. Pets not only provide emotional benefits of companionship, but they also help seniors stay physically healthy too. Owning a pet can reduce feelings of anxiety, loneliness, and depression allowing them to lead more satisfying, emotional lives. They can also have positive effects on behavior. A review of several studies found that nursing home residents become more alert and relaxed when pets are nearby. Pet ownership is also associated with improved cardiovascular health