Join Team Compassion in this Year’s Race for the Cure

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/join-team-compassion-in-this-years-race-for-the-cure/

Join us this year for the Susan G Komen-Race for the Cure on Saturday, May 6, 2017! Help show your support for the fight and cure against breast cancer.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States and every 2 minutes a female is diagnosed. Breast cancer is often first suspected when a lump or a change is found in the breast or when an abnormal area is seen on a mammogram. Most of the time, these findings don’t turn out to be cancer. However, the only way to know for sure is through follow-up tests. Breast cancer screening tests include clinical breast exam and mammography, for some women at higher risk of breast cancer, MRI may also be used.

Today, there are more than 6 million breast cancer survivors around the world. Walk with us this May and help us continue in the fight! You can register online at http://www.komennevada.or

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

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/youre-invited-last-chance-cme-credits-available/

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

“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

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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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

Categories: Advanced Healthcare Planning, Advanced Hospice Care Planni

Are You Prepared for the End?

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/are-you-prepared-for-the-end/

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We’re getting close to the free screening and discussion of the PBS program “Being Mortal” on March 15, 2017 from 7:00-9:00 a.m. at Sunrise Hospital and 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?”

This film delves into the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness. It investigates the practice of caring for the dying and explores the relationships between patients and their doctors. We will watch surgeon, Dr. Atul Gawande, as he shares stories from the 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 co

“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)

 

Categories: Advanced Healthcare Planning, Advanced Hospice Care Planning, aging parent, Community Service Events, Educational Videos, Events, Hospice Ed

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

Get The Conversation Started

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/get-conversation-started/

Have you had a conversation with your family about end-of-life goals and preferences? These free screenings on March 15 & March 22, 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!

(The screenings will be held at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center, in the hospital auditorium-1st floor. 3/15/17 from 7:00-9:00 a.m. & 3/22/17 from 5:30-7:30 p.m co-hosted by CompassionCare Hospice. For more information please email njuliano@cchlv.com)

 

Categories: Advanced Healthcare Planning, Advanced Hospice Care Planning, aging parent, Community Service Events, CompassionCare Ho

CompassionCare 2017 Memorial

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Original Post URL: http://cchlv.com/compassioncare-2017-memorial/

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

Make Your New Year’s Eve Safe

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Original Post URL: https://cchlv.com/make-your-new-years-eve-safe/

Whether this last year was a good or a bad year, you’ll most likely want to send it off in style this New Year’s Eve. While it’s no secret that many will enjoy a few drinks and get the party started well before, and carry on after the big countdown to 2017, there’s no point in starting off the new year with regrets. To help keep you and others safe tonight, here are some safety tips to ensure your celebration doesn’t go down a bad path.

Most importantly don’t drink and drive. Unless you’re planning on staying in tonight or hosting the bash yourself, get a ride to and from your destination. If you find yourself at a friend’s house, don’t be afraid to ask to spend the night. A rough night’s sleep on a sofa is far better than a DUI, or worse, an accid