Comparison of Benefits-Home Health & Hospice

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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

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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

We Support Local Veterans

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/support-local-veterans/

The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System and Southern Nevada Veterans Community Engagement Board are co-hosting a Health & Wellness Fair and Veterans town hall meeting this Saturday, April 1st. Be sure to stop by and visit CompassionCare Hospice!

We will be at the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System Medical Center: 6900 N. Pecos Road, North Las Vegas, Nevada 89086. From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Health & Wellness Fair will include more than 50 community and VA organizations providing Veterans, their families and caregivers with inform

We Are Looking for Volunteers

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/we-are-looking-for-volunteers/

The value of hospice volunteers cannot be overstated. The relationships volunteers build with patients and families are often deep and personal. Understanding the role of hospice volunteers, the ways in which volunteers can serve, and the impact that volunteering has on the lives of all involved-including the volunteer, can better equip those who are interested in becoming a hospice volunteer.

Before beginning volunteer services, CompassionCare Hospice volunteers are provided with thorough training to help you understand the philosophy of CompassionCare and hospice, the services we offer, how to communicate with patient’s and families, and an overview of the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs during the end-of-life journey. The role of a hospice volunteer is one of compassion and understanding, respect for all ways of life – personal beliefs and/or religiou

Free Seminar at Prestige Assisted Living

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/free-seminar-at-prestige-assisted-living/

The mention alone of the term “hospice” can be sensitive and end-of-life discussions and planning can be difficult to approach. Join us to learn more about hospice care, the services it provides and how to determine if this type of care is appropriate. We’ll also share the basics around how to choose the best hospice provider for you or a loved one. “Hospice Care 101” will be presented by CompassionCare Hospice Community Education Nurse, Julie McIntosh, on Wednesday, March 29th from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Whether you’re a family member, professional provider, or simply want to further your education you are invited to attend. All seminars are free and open to the public!

Space is limited for this FREE educational series, sponsored by Prestige Senior Living at Mira Loma

CompassionCare Hospice Is Hiring!

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/compassioncare-hospice-hiring/

The greatest benefit of working at CompassionCare is joining our team of professionals — people who are passionate about giving patients and families the care and support they need to make the most of their time together! If this is you, we would love to have you become part of our amazing team. We are a leading provider of hospice services in Southern Nevada!  We are currently looking to fill the following positions:

  1. Full-Time Volunteer Coordinator (Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)
  2. Full-Time RN Case Managers (Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) ** 3 openings for this position
  3. Full-Time Admissions Nurse Specialist (Friday & Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. and Tuesdays 10:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.)
  4. Part-Time On-Call RN (Tuesday-Friday 5:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.)
  5. Part-Time CNA (hours to be determined)

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Hospice Levels of Care

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

Hospice patients may require differing levels of care throughout the course of their disease process, the Hospice Medicare Benefit allows patients four levels of care to meet their needs as they can change. These four levels of care are: Routine Care, General Inpatient Care, Respite Care, and Continuous Care. While one patient may experience all four levels, perhaps in just a week or ten days of hospice services. Another patient may experience one level of care throughout the entire duration of their stay on services. Each level of care meets specific needs, and every hospice patient and/or case is unique.

Routine Care: Almost 95% of the time, hospice is provided in the home – wherever that may be. A private residence, assisted living facility, skilled nursing facility or group home setting to name a few. The interdisciplinary hospice team members come

Celebrating Women-History of Hospice

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/celebrating-women-history-hospice/

National Women’s Month in the US is celebrated the month of March. This day has been marked by the United Nations since 1975 but was observed in smaller ways in the US as far back as 1911.  Everyday women around the world leave their mark in this world through notable events and achievements. This is a time to celebrate women who realize their extraordinary potential.

Cicely Saunders born in 1918 founded St Christopher’s Hospice in London, the first purpose-built hospice. Hospice, as we know it today, began in 1967 in England from the mind and heart of Cicely who innately knew that death involved more than the cessation of the physical body. Cicely attended St Anne’s College in Oxford and in 1944 became a nurse. Although she worked in a field she loved, her heart still longed for more knowledge. She was tenacious, enthusiastic, and curious. She retuned to

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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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