CompassionCare 2017 Memorial

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CompassionCare Hospice’s Annual Memorial Service: Celebration of Life A COMMUNITY EVENT

Will be held on Saturday April 22, 2017. Presentation Begins at 10 A.M. (arrive early for parking and seating) at the Springs Preserve: 333 South Valley View at US 95.

We plan to have a video montage of loved ones at the service and would love to have a picture of your family member. Please send or email ONLY 2 pictures you want to share to: 7842 West Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89117 Attention: Kellie Mahon or email to: kmahon@cchlv.com.

When sending the e-mail please write RSVP 2017 MEMORIAL in the subject line with the name of the person whose picture you are sending. EXAMPLE: RSVP 2017 MEMORIAL –on top of the page S

Making The Hospice Plan Work

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When you or a loved one is faced with a life-limiting illness, it can seem like your world is turned upside down. You may experience feelings of loneliness, fear, and anxiety about the future. Modern medicine has always focused on a cure…but what if there is no cure? What can you do? Hospice can help-it celebrates life and allows patients and their families to make the most of every day.

Understanding hospice prepares patients and families for the road ahead. It is focused on compassion and comfort for each and every person, as a whole individual, and shows patients and families how to best cope with their given illness. The hospice team becomes like family. The physicians, nurses, aids, and social workers all play an important role in a person’s care. They visit on a regular schedule based on the patient and family needs. Patients are checked on, meds adjusted, and suppor

CompassionCare to Co-Host Investigative Film

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SAVE THE DATE!!

Free community screenings of the “Being Mortal” documentary will be held at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada, on March 15th and March 22, 2017 (times to be announced).

After the screening, audience members can participate in a guided conversation with panel members from both CompassionCare Hospice and Sunrise Hospital on how to take steps to identify and communicate wishes about end-of-life goals and preferences.

The film investigates the practice of caring for the dying and explores the relationships between patients and their doctors. It follows surgeon Dr. Atul Gawande as he shares stories from the people he encounters. The film sheds light on how a medical system focused on cure often leaves out the sensitive conversations t

Families Approve of Hospice Care

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Families of terminal cancer patients may be more satisfied with the end-of-life treatment their loved ones receive when it involves hospice care. Researchers examined interview data from 1,970 family members of deceased cancer patients. These patients had either advanced lung or colorectal cancer, and roughly half had received hospice care according to an article in Health News.

If your health progressively worsens and stopping treatment and hospital visits are a decision that you have made, you may want to consider hospice. Hospice is centered on palliative care, which is the management of pain and symptoms so that every moment can be as comfortable as possible. With hospice, you’re in control. Not only do patients experience a better quality of life, they can somet

Medical Musts for the New year

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We hear over and over how important it is we see our primary physician annually. With so many health tests it may be hard spotting the right one for you. Here are some tips to help you talk with your doctor and make the most of your yearly visit!

As we age we shrink in size-this is normal. However, fractures can occur from loss of bone density and a height loss of 2 inches or more is cause for worry. If this is the case ask your doctor to check for osteoporosis. Keeping track of blood pressure is another must, high blood pressure can lead to kidney disease, heart failure and stroke. Both exercise and diet can help with this, if needed, medication can be prescribed. Because blood pressure can sneak up on us,so it’s best to get routine well checks.

For men in particular, over the age of 40, prostate cancer screenings should be a topic of discussion along with testic

Dementia Types

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When we hear the word dementia, most automatically think of Alzheimer’s disease. While Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, there are other types, not as well known, that are equally catastrophic. Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of death in America, according to the Alzheimer’s Association and is slow progressing. Individuals start off having memory issues such as forgetting names or people close to them, they can also start having difficulty with everyday tasks like getting dressed or using the bathroom. As the disease progresses, the gaps in memory become more significant. Individuals begin to forget important information such as phone numbers and addresses, or being able to identify a day or season. In the end stages of the disease, a person will require constant care and supervision.

Lewy body dementia (LBD) also affects over 1