Heart Health

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Happy World Heart Day !!

World heart day supports a world-wide campaign to spread awareness about heart disease and stroke prevention. Today is the day to start making smart, healthy changes. Quit smoking, get exercising and start eating healthy! Heart disease along with stroke are the world’s leading cause of death, killing 17.1 million people every year (more than cancer or HIV). World heart day encourages individuals to make better choices in their every day lives and there’s no better time to start then the present.

Looking after your heart starts with understanding risks involved. Know your blood glucose levels, high blood sugar can mean diabetes and if untreated puts you at risk for heart disease and stroke. It’s also important to take your blood pressure, high blood pressure is the number one risk for cause of stroke. Be sure that you make your regularly scheduled doctors visit

Heart Health

CompassionCare Hospice

Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/heart-health/

Happy World Heart Day !!

World heart day supports a world-wide campaign to spread awareness about heart disease and stroke prevention. Today is the day to start making smart, healthy changes. Quit smoking, get exercising and start eating healthy!  Heart disease along with stroke are the world’s leading cause of death, killing 17.1 million people every year (more than cancer or HIV). World heart day encourages individuals to make better choices in their every day lives and there’s no better time to start then the present.

Looking after your heart starts with understanding risks involved. Know your blood glucose levels, high blood sugar can mean diabetes and if untreated puts you at risk for heart disease and stroke. It’s also important to take your blood pressure, high blood pressure is the number one risk for cause of stroke. Be sure that you make your r

Senior Spotlight Spectacular

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/senior-spotlight-spectacular/

Senior Spotlight Spectacular is October 1 at the Orleans Hotel and Casino.

Senior Spotlight Spectacular - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, NevadaThe event is from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in MARDI GRAS, ESPLANADE & BIENVILLE Ballrooms. This event is FREE to attend and open to the public. Get connected with 100 Exhibitors who provide valuable resources, prog

Malnutrition Awareness

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/malnutrition-awareness/

Did you know that 1 in 3 hospital patients are malnourished?

This annual burden of disease associated across the U.S. is nearly $157 billion dollars.  In 2009, ASPEN ( American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition) recognized a need for greater awareness of malnutrition. Most common in hospitalized patients in the United States but also effecting our senior population as well – 1 in 10 of the elderly are malnutrition. The signs of malnutrition in older adults can be tough to spot, especially in people who don’t seem at risk — but uncovering problems at the earliest stage can help prevent complications later.

It’s important to speak with your physician or nutritionist about your nutrition, especially if you are experiencing any of the following:

*Unplanned weight loss (easy bruising, dental issues & poor wound healing)

*Lack of appet

Hospice Care Services

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/hospice-care-services/

Hospice isn’t a place. It’s a type of care that focuses on living. Living as fully as possible, with the best quality of life, up until the end of life. Hospice care services provide comfort, support, and respect to the patients and families we care for. Hospice attends to the whole person-not just the disease.

Hospice services include a team of professionals – physicians, nurses, social workers, certified nursing assistants, and even volunteers that assist in making sure that you’re fully informed and well-prepared to care for a loved one to the best of your ability. Services such as expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support are provided to the patient and their loved ones. Hospice respects the patient’s needs and wishes.

Hospice offers the services and support wanted when coping with a serious o

National HIV/AIDS And Aging Awareness Day

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

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness day is September 18.

Human Immunodeficiency Virus or HIV for short causes aids which leads to the body’s ability to fight infections. The virus is passed through blood, semen, or vaginal fluids. The symptoms of the initial infection are flu-like symptoms. After the first few weeks of being infected, patients are typically asymptomatic. HIV cases progress to AIDS cases at different rates. Aids is greatly associated with weights loss.
National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness day emphasizes the issues facing the aging population in regards to HIV prevention, testing, care, and treatment. Living with the diagnosis of HIV a very treatable chronic disease. Life expectancy for people living with HIV has increased with access to better care and treatment. People are living longer and aging with HIV. We are learning how the virus and medi

Ovarian Cancer Awareness

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/ovarian-cancer-awareness/

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Ovarian Cancer is one of the most deadly of women’s cancers. Each year, approximately 21,980 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer typically occurs in women in their fifties and sixties -average age being 63.  Many women who are diagnosed with Ovarian cancer have a genetic history that may include carrying the BRCA mutation gene and having a strong family history of this disease. Unfortunately many women don’t seek help until the cancer has begun to spread, but if detected at its earliest stage, the 5 year survival rate is more than 93%.

Symptoms of ovarian cancer can often be confused with other less serious conditions such as gastrointestinal disorders. Increased abdominal size or persistent bloating, problems easting and feeling full fast, abdominal or pelvic pain and needing to pass urin

Join Us for the Walk To End Alzheimer’s

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/join-us-walk-end-alzheimers/

There’s still time to register for the 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, October 08th at Town Square!

CompassionCare welcomes anyone who would like to walk with us this day, click on the link below to join our team and get signed up! There is no registration fee for the walk-any donation you would like to make on your behalf is appreciated!

By participating in the walk, your fundraising or donation dollars will go to research toward treatment, prevention, and ultimately one day, a cure. It also helps increase the level of Alzheimer’s awareness in our Las Vegas community. Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and more than 5 million Americans are living with it. In the United States alone someone develops Alzheimer’s every 66 seconds.

“Take the first step to a world without Alzheimer’s&#8

National Preparedness Month

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Original Post URL: https://cchlv.com/national-preparedness-month/

September is National Preparedness Month.

Emergency preparations should be made all year long, but every September we are reminded of this. Emergencies can happen whenever and wherever. They are unexpected. They can be large scale or smaller local events. Emergency preparations are especially important for children, older adults, and people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs. CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada know seniors should keep specialized items ready, including extra wheelchair batteries, oxygen, catheters, medication, food for service animals, and any other items they might need. Not only do preparations for yourself have to be made but also those in your care as well. National Preparedness Month aims to educate the people to allow them to prepare and respond to an emergency situation. The most help you can be to your local responders

Prostate Cancer Awareness

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/prostate-cancer-awareness/

Prostate Cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men and is a leading cause of cancer death in men according to the American Cancer Society. As the month of September brings prostate cancer to light, it’s time to understand this disease and its prevalence. Approaches to screening and prevention, treatment options, and resources that offer updated prostate cancer information are key. Staying informed with the latest news on prevention and screening is an important step in reducing the risk of developing this disease.

Almost all prostate cancers are adenocarcinomas. These cancers develop from the gland cells – the cells that make the prostate fluid that is added to the semen. Other rare types are sarcomas, small cell carcinomas, and transitional cell carcinomas. Some prostate cancers can grow and spread quickly, however most grow slower. The early stages of prost

National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

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September is National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month.

Atrial fibrillation is also called AFib or abbreviated AF. AFib is a caused by an arrhythmia or an irregular heartbeat which can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure, and other heart-related complications. At least 2.7 million Americans are living with atrial fibrillation. Many people living with AFib don’t even know they have it. Some don’t even experience symptoms. Untreated AF doubles the risk of heart-related complications and death. People with AF are also 5 times more likely to have a stroke. Many people are unaware of just how serious atrial fibrillation can be. CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada knows how serious AFib can be. The most common signs of AFib are a fluttering heartbeat, shortness of breath, and lightheadedness. AF symptoms are very similar to those of a heart attack

Pain Management

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/pain-managment/

Nearly 100 million Americans experience chronic pain. Understanding more about the underlying causes of pain can help improve pain management and alleviate suffering. Chronic pain is a warning sign that indicates there is an issue and it needs attention, it can also create weakness in other parts of the body and can lead to depression or anxiety. Living with pain can be debilitating and effect us in our every day lives. Some of the most common pain issues include headaches/migraines, arthritis and back pain. Hospice care focuses on the pain management of more serious diagnosis such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease to name a few.

Pain management is a top priority. Many patients and their families find that hospice is well-equipped to ease both emotional and physical pain. At CompassionCare we insure your loved one’s last days are as comfortable as possible and to allow him or he