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

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, “

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

“Being Mortal” Extended! More Chances for CME’s!

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/being-mortal-extended-more-chances-for-cmes/

For anyone who missed us at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center-there’s still a few more chances to catch the PBS program “Being Mortal”. In support of National Healthcare Decision month in April, CompassionCare will be showing this documentary again throughout our community to help raise awareness and stress the importance of advance healthcare planning.

“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 relationships between patients and their doctors. It follows surgeon, Dr. Atul Gawande, as he shares stories from the people and families he encounters. 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. Yo

Free Seminar at Prestige Assisted Living

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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

Oregon Most Prepared In Advanced Healthcare Planning

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People diagnosed with a serious illness or frailty in the state of Oregon are more likely to have their end-of-life care wishes honored, and, consequently, less likely to be hospitalized. These individuals are more likely to use home hospice services compared with Washington state and the rest of the country, according to data published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

This data looked at utilization trends for Medicare fee-for-service, including the percentage of patients who died at home, died in hospice care, were admitted to an intensive care unit in the last 30 days of life, or were discharged home after hospitalization in the last 30 days of life. The trends for Oregon were much different than the other states – Nearly 2/3 of Oregonians die at home, compared with 39.6 percent of Americans nationwide. Intensive care unit use in the last 30 days of life in Oregon was 18

Must Ask Hospice Questions

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Doctor’s are trained to make people better. But what if they can’t make us better, what if our illness has progressed to the point that we need to consider other options-like hospice.

Hospice is a set of services that we all may need someday. While death is not an option for any of us, we do have choices about the services we use at the end of life. Hospice is undoubtedly the best option for those who qualify. A whole variety of benefits, not only to those who are ill, but for the family and caregivers as well, are available. With many options available, it’s important to do your research and know the right questions to ask.

What is the companies reputation? Get references both from people you know and from people in the community who have dealt with them- local hospitals, nursing homes, and clinical staff. Ask if they have had experience with the hospic

You’re Invited-Last Chance (CME Credits Available!)

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Friends and Colleagues,

Tonight is the last chance to catch “Being Mortal” and an opportunity to earn 2.0 credits of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility (2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits) – Don’t miss out!

Join us from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center, you’ll be a part of a national dialog taking place in our community that helps clinicians and individuals address difficult end-of-life decisions. “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 the people and families he encounters.

After the screening, you can participate in a guided

CompassionCare Partners with Helping Hands

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/compassioncare-partners-with-helping-hands/

Both CompassionCare Hospice and Helping Hands of Las Vegas serve seniors throughout Southern Nevada. Like CompassionCare, Helping Hands services are free of cost to individuals and help them to remain independent for as long as possible.

Helping Hands of Vegas Valley was established in 2000 and is a non-profit organization with the mission to provide free, assistive services to senior citizens in Southern Nevada, allowing them to maintain their dignity and independence while improving health and daily living. They have a food pantry and provide transportation and respite care services.

Helping Hands food pantry is stocked with non-perishable items and offers a free bag of food and/or paper goods once a month to clients who meet eligibility requirements. Clients must be 60 years of age or older, show proof of Nevada residency and proof that their annual income

“Being Mortal” Community Screening Event

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Original Post URL: https://cchlv.com/mortal-community-screening-event/

Death, while inevitable, is one of the hardest things to talk about. But a growing national movement warns that not broaching this subject leads to a very difficult end for families and loved ones. What matters most to you? If you knew you were dying what would be your wishes and preferences?

Come join us Wednesday, March 22, 2017 and participate in a guided conversation on how to take concrete steps for communicating end-of-life goals. We will view the PBS Frontline film, “Being Mortal”, which follows Dr. Atul Gawande as he speaks with colleagues and patients/families who are facing the end, and addresses why physicians aren’t particularly good at handling people going through the last phase of life.

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

We hope to see you on the 22nd!

The free screening is made

“Being Mortal” LAST CHANCE!

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/mortal-last-chance/

If you missed us yesterday and the film “Being Mortal” there’s still another chance to see this amazing documentary. We will have another FREE screening next Wednesday, March 22nd from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center.

You can watch a short trailer here

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

With National Healthcare Decision Month around the corner (April), this is the perfect time to view this documentary and get a discussion going with your family and loved ones about end-of-life decisions. “Being Mortal” delves into the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness. It follows surgeon, Dr. Gawande, as he shares stories from people and families he encounters. After the screening you can participate in a guided panel discussion and learn how to take steps toward identifying and communicating wishes about end-of

FREE Community Event Reminder!

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/free-community-event-reminder/

Seventy percent of Americans say they would prefer to die at home, but 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.

Don’t fall into this 30 percent. Join us tomorrow from 7:00-9:00 a.m. at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center for the free screening of “Being Mortal”. 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.

There’s still time to RSVP! See this documentary, join the conversation, and explore what matters to you. All are welcome! We hope to see you there!

For more information or to RSVP email njuliano@cchlv.com

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