Spring Into Health ‘Fare’

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/spring-into-health-fare/

The Cleveland Clinic will have a sampling of everything health – Wednesday, March 22nd from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Center for Brain Health located at 888 W Bonneville Ave, Las Vegas 89106.

There will be a blood drive, dental screenings, first aid/CPR demonstrations, health risk assessments/wellness presentations, and vaccinations (bring RX card). This health and wellness event will include a diverse group of people and community organizations representing many aspects of the healthcare system that can help you and your loved-ones maximize your well-being.

**THIS EVENT IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC AND THERE IS FREE PARKING**

Please RSVP to KeepMemoryAlive.org/SHF17 or 702-778-6702

Door prizes will  be drawn throughout the day, no reservations are required, kindly rsvp.

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“Hope Is Not A Plan”

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/hope-not-plan/

You are invited to a free screening and discussion of the PBS program “Being Mortal” on March 15 & March 22, 2017 at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center. You will be a part of a national dialog taking place in our community that asks “Have you and your family had the tough conversations and planned ahead?”
“Being Mortal” delves into the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness. 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 people and families he encounters. When Dr. Gawande’s own father gets cancer, his search for answers about how to best care for the dying becomes a personal quest.

After the screening, you can participate in a guided con

10 Things To Know About Hospice

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Original Post URL: https://cchlv.com/10-things-know-hospice/

The national magazine “U.S. News & World Report” recently featured an article called “10 Things Seniors Should Know About Hospice”. When families have time to prepare for the death of a loved one, hospice can make life easier. Hospice professionals can help you understand the nature of an illness, the likely outcome of the current course of treatment, and what will happen next. Many may not use hospice because they are unaware of its benefits and misunderstand how it really works.

Here are 10 things you should know.

Hospice is not a place, it is a type of care: Hospice care is provided to a patient and their family wherever they call ‘home”( assisted living, nursing facility, group/care home, or a private residence). Some hospices have inpatient facilities, however, these are not meant as a solution to permanent residency.

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“Being Mortal” Come Join Us!

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Original Post URL: https://cchlv.com/being-mortal-come-join-us/

Have you had a conversation with your family and loved-ones about end-of-life goals and preferences? This free screening on March 15, 2017 may help you get started.

Watch a short trailer here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v-VRkr09ZMI3w

Come see this moving documentary, join the conversation, and explore what matters to you.

All are welcome. We hope to see you there!

(This screening will be from 7:00-9:00 a.m. on the date listed above at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center, in the hospital auditorium-1st floor, co-hosted by CompassionCare Hospice. For more information please email njuliano@cchlv.com)

 

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Grief & Loss Support Groups

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/grief-loss-support-groups/

*Centennial Hills Senior Center : 6611 N. Buffalo Dr. ~Near Deer Springs…Enter into YMCA and drive around building to rear parking lot and enter through back door or enter the front door of the YMCA and go straight back. (For ages 18 and over, any loss).

2nd and 4th Monday of each month at 1:00PM – General Group MARCH 13TH & 27TH

Derfelt Senior Center: 3343 W. Washington Ave. ~The Derfelt Senior Center is located in Lorenzi Park, West Washington Avenue between Rancho Drive and Valley View Boulevard.

MARCH 01 – call Kellie @ 702-636-0200 or Derfelt Senior Cent

National Caregivers Day!

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

Across the U.S. dedicated health care professionals serve those individuals who require long-term or hospice care.  National Caregivers Day honors the men and women dedicated to providing these vital services, annually on the third Friday in February.

 Caregivers deliver a variety of services from personal care to medical services with compassion, love, and professionalism. These jobs are some of the toughest for one to do, days long and demanding, but these individuals push through to provide support to those who need it most. CompassionCare Hospice would like to thank our dedicated team of professionals for all they do to serve our patients in the Las Vegas area and to all of those throughout our community. You are appreciated!
Take time to thank a caregiver

Low Vision Becoming an Issue For Many

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/low-vision-becoming-an-issue-for-many/

As the last of the baby-boom generation nears the age of 65, the number of visual impairment and blindness is projected to “boom” itself, according to recent studies funded by the National Eye Institute. The number of Americans who are visually impaired, including low vision, is expected to double to more than 8 million by 2050!

Low vision is when people have difficulty seeing, even with regular glasses, contact lenses, medicine, and surgery. People with low vision may find it challenging to perform everyday activities – reading the mail, shopping, cooking, or watching television. It is caused by eye injuries, health disorders, or birth defects. 2.9 million Americans suffer from low vision and this number is expected to increase to 72% within the next 14 years. Because the consequences of losing our sight are horrible to imagine people feel anxious, helpless, an

Heart Attack Survival Tips

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/heart-attack-survival-tips/

Each year, more than 730,000 Americans suffer a heart attack and heart disease is the number 1 cause of death in both men and women. If you or a loved one experiences heart attack symptoms, you should get to an emergency department right away (within an hour). It will mean a better recovery and quality of life for the future-and it can even safe your life.

Symptoms can vary from person to person but some of the most common are pain that spreads from the upper body (jaw, throat, and arm), sudden-increasing chest pain, sweating/dizziness, shortness of breath, rapid/irregular heartbeats, and fatigue/weakness. If you experience these signs call 9-1-1 right away. Chew an aspirin tablet why you are waiting for the ambulance. Don’t wait. Women reportedly wait 4 times longer than men to go to the emergency room. The longer you wait, the more damage to your heart and medical advances cannot

You’re Invited!

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Original Post URL: https://cchlv.com/youre-invited/

To a free screening and discussion of the PBS program “Being Mortal” on March 15 & March 22, 2017 at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center. You will be a part of a national dialog taking place in our community that asks “Have you and your family had the tough conversations and planned ahead?”

“Being Mortal” delves into the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness. 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 people and families he encounters. When Dr. Gawande’s own father gets cancer, his search for answers about how to best care for the dying becomes a personal quest.

After the screening, you can participate in a guided conversation on how to take concrete steps to identify and communicate wishes about end-of-life

Caregivers Need Care Too

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Original Post URL: https://cchlv.com/caregivers-need-care/

Taking care of others may be one of the hardest jobs there is. If you look after a family member or loved one who is facing a life-limiting illness it is important that you look after yourself as well. “Caregivers who take care of themselves can take better care of others”. Caregiving requires patience and understanding, and the responsibility added on top of work, children, and other things can increase stress and cause burn out.

At times you may feel like giving up, but there are ways to help with feeling worn down and to help make sure you keep on the right track-for both your loved one and yourself.

First off, go easy on yourself, especially if you have other responsibilities in addition to caregiving. Sometimes we just can’t do it all and shouldn’t put the expectation on ourselves to do so. Try to let the small stuff go and take things day by day. As a caregiver, you a

Is Your Heart Rhythm Normal?

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/heart-rhythm-normal/

A low heart rate (bradycardia) occurs frequently in older adults. It’s not always a problem, but it can require treatment in some cases. As we age, we expect our bodies to slow down, but not our hearts. Medical professionals consider a heart rate below 60 beats per minute as low. A normal range is from 60 to 100 beats-per-minute, if you have bradycardia you’ll have a sustained heart rate below 60.

Some of the common causes for bradycardia is a malfunction in the heart’s natural pacemaker, it controls how quickly the top and bottom heart chambers pump blood through the body. Another cause is atrioventricular block, where the top and bottom chambers don’t work well together and the heart rate drops. The most common risk factor for developing bradycardia though is age. The condition is most common among both men and women age 65 and over. Other health conditions can prompt bradycard

Heart Health & CPR

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

When someone becomes seriously ill they are faced with many decisions, these decisions often get put on loved ones and family members to decide when we can no longer speak for ourselves. One of these decisions may involve cardiopulmonary resuscitation, better known as CPR.

CPR is used when a person’s heart or breathing stops. Chest compressions, rescue breathing, electric shock, and breathing tubes can all be used when CPR is initiated. Blood must continue pumping to the organs until other treatments can be used to ensure the person becomes stable. Many think that this course of action is actually more successful than it really is. Around only 17% of hospital patients who receive CPR survive. What we see on t.v. and in the movies isn’t a true reflection on how these events play out. The risk of adding more burdens to one’s health increases too – there can be damage to the lungs/cracked