End-of-Life Care Planning Is A Must

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/end-of-life-care-planning-is-a-must/

 

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Having conversations with your loved ones about their end-of-life wishes can be a sensitive discussion, however these conversations matter and must be had to learn about your loved one’s wishes so they can be honored at the end-of-life. Although physicians have a tendency to wait until patients are on the decline or close to being imminent before raising the subject of end-of-life planning, it’s better to address this topic ahead of time. Be prepared. Individuals need time to get adjusted to changes happening to them medically, they need time to understand what their options are, and they need to get their families involved so they understand what’s happening and make the right choices for themselve

National Aphasia Awareness Month

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/national-aphasia-awareness-month/

June is National Aphasia Awareness Month.

A lot of you might be asking what aphasia is. Aphasia is a communication disorder that results from damage to parts of the brain that control speech and language. Aphasia is most typically caused by stroke. Stroke is the fifth cause of death, and the leading cause of disability in the U.S. A stroke can have various communication effects, one being aphasia. One of the goals of this campaign is to raise public awareness about this disorder that affects countless people. Aphasia does not affect intelligence. Those with aphasia are often frustrated and confused because they cannot speak as well or understand things the way they did before their stroke. There are many forms of aphasia.

1) Global Aphasia – Those affected may not be able to speak, name objects, repeat phrases, or follow commands.

2) Broca’s Aphasia – Thos

CompassionCare Hospice Introduces the Kubi

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/compassioncare-hospice-introduces-the-kubi/

CompassionCare Hospice Kubi device

CompassionCare Hospice Kubi device

CompassionCare Hospice has recently partnered exclusively with HartRobotics to introduce a new way for families to stay in touch with their loved ones .  The “Kubi” uses a smart device (tablet) to allow face to face communication with loved ones, 24 hours a day, with access from anywhere in the world.  This technology gives a sense of peace to family that can’t be pres

Please Visit Our Brand New Hospice Education Resource Center For More Hospice Information

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/view-our-brand-new-hospice-education-resource-center/

CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada is dedicated to educating our community about the concept of hospice care and/or palliative care. We understand that a majority of people associate hospice with negative emotions and misconceptions. Our CCHLV website focuses on the many benefits that are associated with hospice care. Benefits that enable our patients with life-limiting illnesses to enjoy the time they have with their loved ones. We understand and empathize with our patients and believe that quality of life over quantity is of the utmost importance.

Visit the brand new CompassionCare Hospice Education site for more information. Allow CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas to assist you with any questions you might have regarding Hospice and/or Palliative Care Service.
 
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National Cancer Survivors Day – June 5

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/national-cancer-survivors-day-june-5/

June 5 is National Cancer Survivors Day.

June 5 is a day to celebrate life but also inspire and support those affected by cancer. CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas is here to serve as an outreach to the community. We want to draw attention to the ongoing process of cancer survivorship. To be a survivor means to be cancer-free. It includes people who continue to have treatment to either reduce risk of recurrence or to manage chronic disease. A cancer diagnosis affects many. National Cancer Survivors Day is for everyone, whether you’re a cancer survivor, a family member, friend, or medical professional. Approximately 14 million people in the United States have a history of cancer. About 60 percent of those survivors are over the age of 65. Cancer survivors often say they appreciate life more. Though, having a history of cancer can make one anxious about their health