Discuss Senior Care

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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 need long-term care, and two-thirds will actually need this care.

The care you receive should be your choice. It is always a good idea to be prepared for the what ifs. Nowadays, there are so many options with senior care. It can be given by a caregiver in conjunction with a home health care team or can be provided by a nursing home or an assisted living facility. Choose the option that best fits your lifestyle. Most people don’t realize the cost of senior care, and approximately three-fourths of those needing adult care will pay for it themselves or

Hospice work Isn’t “Scary”

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Original Post URL: https://cchlv.com/hospice-work-isnt-sad/

Hospice can be a scary word for patients, families, and those that don’t fully understand it. After patients & families receive all of the services, support, and education that comes along with hospice, they begin to see that the once “scary” word is no longer scary. They begin to see that hospice is about living. Living the rest of your life with quality and dignity.  It’s about looking for ways to support our loved ones and patients and helping them fulfill whatever it is that’s most important to them.

A hospice team treats the whole person-including spiritual and emotional needs along with the physical.  The hospice team also offers counseling, grief support and family/caregiver support too. Hospice care is provided by a core group of professionals (physicians, nurses, counselors, and therapists) and it also offers volunteers who can of

Hospice Eligibility

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/hospice-eligibility/

“As Medicare spending on hospice care has grown steadily in recent years—reaching $15.1 billion annually—the government has stepped up its regulatory scrutiny of hospice enrollment practices to make sure that only eligible patients are being admitted. Some primary care physicians might wonder then, how and even whether to utilize hospice care for the benefit of their patients who experience advancing illnesses. ”

To be eligible for hospice services, Medicare guidelines say a person must receive a hospice evaluation order from a physician stating they have a life-limiting illness and will likely live 6 months or less. A completely accurate terminal prognosis can sometimes be hard to determine. Doctors can see a patient who’s progressively getting worse and still fails to meet this Medicare criteria. However, a primary physician, because they see the

Hemochromatosis Screening Awareness Month

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/hemochromatosis-screening-awareness-month/

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 can damage joints, organs, and eventually be fatal. Iron is an essential nutrient found in many foods. Iron is carried by hemoglobin of red blood cells to all parts of the body. Humans normally absorb about 8-10% of the iron in foods that they eat. Other names for hemochromatosis are iron overload disease, iron storage disease, bronze diabetes, hereditary iron overload, or familial iron overload. People with too much iron can absorb four times more iron than normal. Iron overload is the opposite of iron deficiency anemia. There are several types of this disease. T

CompassionCare Hospice And Miss Nevada Visit The Atria Seville Assisted Living Center

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Miss Nevada Visits Atria Seville Assisted Living Community With CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

Yesterday CompassionCare Hospice and Miss Nevada visited Atria Seville, an assisted living community located in Summerlin. We had such an amazing time visiting the wonderful residents that live there. Miss Nevada was able to meet quite a few of the residents. It was truly a wonderful experience for all of us. The residents there were so excited to meet Bailey Gumm. Bailey was nominated as Miss Nevada 2016. She is such a beautiful and motivated individual. We should all be proud to have her representing this great State of ours. Below you’ll find a photo gallery of the the visit to the Atria Seville Assisted Living Community.

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Lets Talk About Hospice Care

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/lets-talk-about-hospice-care/

Hospice care is about living.

Sometimes the question for those with a life-limiting illness is no longer “What else can be done?” but “How do I want to live now?” What matters most may not be more time, but the ability to more fully enjoy the time we have with those we love. With hospice, you are in control.

Hospice care can be a very hard choice. The first step is to talk with your family and physician. You, your family, and physician can decide what type of care is best for you. Hospice care may be provided in your home, in a hospital, in an assisted-living facility, or in a nursing home. We have found that our patients prefer to be in familiar environments. This helps with the anxiety, confusion, and depression that can be expected. With CompassionCare Hospice, you can leave hospice care and return later if you choose.

Hospice may be appropriate for those

Men’s Health Video Introduction – CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/mens-health-video-introduction-compassioncare-hospice-las-vegas-nevada/

Men’s Health and Information Educational Video Series Introduction

In observance of Men’s Health Week here at CompassionCare Hospice we’ve produced a series of Men’s Health educational videos for our Youtube Channel. This episode introduces Men’s Health Week and talks about some of the common health concerns in men and what you can do to avoid these health issues. Julie McIntosh of CompassionCare Hospice is our Community Education Nurse and has a wealth of information regarding the topic of Men’s H

Saying Goodbye

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/saying-goodbye/

It’s a fact. We are all going to die at some point in our lives, it’s only natural. Each person’s dying experience is unique. Some may struggle with regret and uncertainty, while others experience personal growth, forgiveness and inner healing. For those of us on the other side, we may have difficulty in finding the right words to say-for the last time. What to say and when to say it is a personal choice. There is no wrong or right way. Take time with your loved one and follow your heart.

Click on the link below to read an article written by Jill Smolowe on her experiences saying goodbye.


(CompassionCare Hospice offers support throughout the dying process not only to our patients but family members, loved ones and caregivers as well. Bereavement services offered up to 13 months)


National Bikini Day-Sun Protection for You and Your Loved Ones!

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National Bikini Day (July 5th) marks the anniversary of the invention of the revealing two-piece bathing suit. Since making it’s debut in Paris in 1946, by French designer Louis Reard, women have been hitting beaches and pools in these ever since. In America however, the bikini wasn’t fully accepted until the 1960s and continues on into the present.

Skin cancer prevention is extremely important! It not only helps avoiding a cancer diagnosis but other health issues that can occur as well.  The Skin Cancer Foundation has always recommended using a sunscreen with an SPF 15 or higher, however, sunscreen alone is not enough. here are some helpful tips if you plan on being out in the sun:

Eye Injury Prevention Month

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/eye-injury-prevention-month/

July is eye injury prevention month.

You only get one pair of eyes in your life. Take care of them. 2.5 million eye accidents occur each year. 90% of the thousands of eye accidents that occur are preventable with safety eyewear. It is a common misbelief that most of your eye accidents occur in the workplace, this is not true. There are good eye safety regulations put in place in the work place to prevent these. The home is where almost 45% of the reported eye accidents occur. Eye accidents involving household products commonly seen cause 20% of eye injuries each year. Proper lighting and use of handrails can go a long way to improve eye safety. Eye injuries can be serious and debilitating. Falls are a major cause for eye injuries seen in seniors. 11% of eye injuries are caused by slips and falls. CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas knows millions of older people fall each year. 1

Hospice and Palliative Care Go Hand In Hand

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/hospice-and-palliative-care-go-hand-in-hand/

handsHospice care and palliative care are very similar when it comes to caring for those who suffer from life-limiting illnesses. Most people have heard of hospice care and have a general understanding of what it entails. What people don’t know or what can be confusing is that hospice provides “palliative care,” and this includes  administering “comfort” care and is generally offered most by hospitals. Hospice and palliative care both require for patients to receive daily care, medications, medical equipment, symptom management