Planning for End-of-Life Decisions

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/planning-for-end-of-life-decisons/

Last chances to see the PBS Frontline Film, Being Mortal, are this week!

You can join us tomorrow and Thursday for these FREE screenings and discussions. Based on the best-selling book by Dr. Atul Gawade, this film explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with the doctors, nurses, and family members who care for them. Have you had these important conversations with your loved-ones and planned ahead? Now is the time, don’t wait.

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 goals and preferences. You can watch a short trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRkr09ZMI3w

(This course has been designated by Sunrise Health System for 2.0 credits of education in medica

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CompassionCare’s Celebration of Life

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/compassioncares-celebration-life/

This is your friendly reminder that CompassionCare’s Annual Celebration of Life Memorial Service is this Saturday, April 22nd!

Join us at the beautiful Springs Preserve located at 333 South Valley View (at US 95). The service will start promptly at 10:00 a.m., you may want to arrive early for parking and seating. If you plan to attend please RSVP to 702-636-0200 or email to: kmahon@cchlv.com we are still accepting reservations.

If you have not attended our memorial event before this is a wonderful opportunity to honor and remember any loved-ones you have lost. This event is free and open to anyone who would like to attend. Click on the link below to watch a short clip of the 2016 memorial event

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSpDqb5lUZk

We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

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Mother’s Day Donations, Give Back

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/mothers-day-donations-give-back/

The Shade Tree of Las Vegas, a local shelter that assists more than 6,000 women, children and their pets every year is currently collecting donations for  their annual Mother’s Day donation drive. Items (new or gently used please) needed are – clothing, handbags, jewelry/accessories, wallets, gift bags/bows and bath & body products  Anyone can drop off donations from now until May 1st to 6841 S. Eastern Ave #103, Las Vegas, 89119.

Each year the Shade Tree hosts a shopping day for children living at the shelter to give back to their mothers for Mother’s Day. This allows us throughout our community the opportunity to help make these women feel loved and cared for on their special day. The Shade Tree was established in 1990 as Jubilee Ministries and is the largest of its kind in Nevada. The mission of The Shade Tree is to provide safe shelter to homeless

Hope is Not a Plan-Free Film Screening

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

Join CompassionCare tomorrow, April 18th, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Lakeview Terrace Assisted Living & Memory Care in Boulder City (180 Ville Drive, Boulder City, NV 89005) for the free screening and discussion of the PBS Frontline documentary Being Mortal. Based on the best-selling book by Atul Gawande, this film explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with the doctors, nurses and family members who care for them.

See the film and be a part of a national conversation in our community that asks “Have you and your family had these important conversations and planned ahead?”

There’s only a few more chances this month to view this film and receive CME/CEU credits! (designated by Sunrise Health Systems). This event is open to the public-all are welcome to attend! We hope to see

Join the Conversation

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/join-the-coversation/

This Easter Sunday many of us will be gathered with family and friends and this may be the perfect time to “have the talk” with them. Sunday is also National Healthcare Decisions Day and the goal is for all adults to have the tools needed to discuss and document their healthcare wishes now, while they’re healthy and able, before it’s too late. For most people, it always seems too early to discuss advance care planning-but it’s not, the sooner the better so that your loved-ones know and understand your wishes should you become ill.

It is important to note that advance directives only go into effect if a person is no longer able to make decisions. Copies of these documents should be given to doctors, family members and close friends or individuals you trust. They can be changed or canceled at any time, but they are virtually useless if no one knows about them wh

Become a Member of our Team

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/become-member-team/

CompassionCare Hospice continues to grow and we are looking for individuals to join our amazing team! We are currently looking to fill the following positions:

Part-Time On-Call RN (Tuesday-Friday)

Full-Time RN Case Manager (Monday-Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm)

Administrative Assistant/Receptionist (Monday-Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm)

The dedicated team of CompassionCare Hospice are committed to creating excellence, compassion, and quality care for our patients & families, our team, and the community we serve. Anyone interested in the above listed positions can apply on our website under the professionals tab (CCH Careers) or stop by our office located at 7842 W Sahara, LV, 89117 to fill out an application. Resume’s can be emailed to: hparsons@cchlv.com

No one should travel the end-of-life journey without compassion, comfort and support

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Film Explores End-of-Life-Care

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/film-explores-end-life-care/

Join us this week, Wednesday & Thursday, for free-community screenings of the documentary “Being Mortal”.

4/12/17: Silver Sky Assisted Living @ Deer Springs (6741 N Decatur Blvd., 89131) from 5-7 p.m.

4/13/17: Atria Sutton Assisted Living (3185 E Flamingo Rd, 89121) from 1-3 p.m.

Seventy percent of Americans say they would prefer to die at home, nearly 70 percent die in hospitals and institutions. Ninety percent of Americans know they should have conversations about end-of-life care, yet only 30 percent have done so. If you thought you were dying, what would matter most to you?

“Being Mortal” underscores the importance of people planning ahead and talking with family members about making these end-of-life decisions. After the screening we will have a guided discussion on how to take concrete steps to identify and communicate wishes o

Getting Your Affairs in Order

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Original Post URL: https://cchlv.com/getting-affairs-order/

What would happen if you were found unconscious and sent to the hospital. You had no family, had a will but never given anyone power of attorney over your finances or health care. As a result- no one could manage your bills, retrieve your personal items or have authority to move you somewhere where you could receive care if needed.

These types of “crisis” happen all of the time. It is important to plan for the future BEFORE you become ill. Things can change in a moments notice, these 4 key end-of-life documents will be sure that you are prepared.

  1. Living will – This document lets you provide written guidance on what kind of treatment you would want—or wouldn’t  want—during a terminal illness.
  2. Durable power of attorney – This document, which generally goes into effect immediately, gives someo

Comparison of Benefits-Home Health & Hospice

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/comparison-of-benefits-home-health-and-hospice/

If you or a loved one ends up in the hospital, you may be faced with a decision to choose between home health services or hospice.

What’s the difference?

Under hospice care, most patients receive services from a Medicare-certified organization, which provides each patient with an interdisciplinary team that consists of a physician, nurse, hospice aide, social worker, and chaplain (volunteer services and bereavement are also available). These individuals come to the patient’s home, wherever they call home: private residence, assisted living community, nursing home, group home, etc. Hospice care is comfort care for patients with a prognosis of six months or less (if their disease runs its natural course) as certified by a physician. A home health agency provides their services in the private homes of patients in need of skilled

National Healthcare Decision Week

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/national-healthcare-decision-week/

National Healthcare Decision Day, April  16-22, aims to help people all over the United States understand the importance and value in advanced healthcare planning. The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping you talk about your end-of-life preferences and wishes. It’s crucial to start these conversations with your family, loved-ones, and physicians-before it’s too late. By doing so, we can make sure that our own wishes and those of our loved ones are expressed and respected.

National Healthcare Decisions Day is a collaborative effort of national, state, and community organizations committed to ensuring that all adults with decision-making capacity have the information and resources to communicate and document their future healthcare decisions. In support of this, CompassionCare Hospice will be showing a free screening of the PBS Frontline documentary, “

Medicare vs Medicaid

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/medicare-vs-medicaid/

Medicare vs Medicaid-many people get the two confused often. Both are run by the government and are related to health care…but what’s the difference? These are actually two very different programs that assist different people and their specific needs.

Medicare is for those age 65 and up, it’s a health insurance program run by the federal government. Those under the age of 65 with certain disabilities or who are of any age and have End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) can qualify as well. There are four different parts of Medicare that help cover specific services: Medicare A, Medicare B, Medicare C, and Medicare Part D.

Part A (Hospital Insurance) covers inpatient hospital stays, care in a skilled nursing facility, hospice care and some home health services. Starting at age 65, you normally won’t have to pay a monthly premium if you