Last but not least we interviewed our very own Community Education Nurse. You may have seen Julie on quite a few of our other hospice education videos. She is truly a special person who is dedicated to bringing truth and knowledge to the Southern Nevada community. We appreciate everyone who viewed our National Hospice & Palliative Care Month featured interviews. Please let us know what you think about our videos and we hope everyone has a Happy Holiday season.
Jennifer – CCHLV Social Worker
This week of National Hospice & Palliative Care Month we’re interviewing another one of our amazing staff members here at CompassionCare Hospice. Jennifer is one of our Social Workers and has been in the industry a decade now. Thanks for supporting National Hospice Month and be sure to stop by to see Julie, our Community Education Nurse next week.
This week CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada has another extra special interview for our followers. In observance of National Hospice & Palliative Care Month we’ve been interviewing some of our staff members to explain exactly what hospice care is. This week we’ve interviewed our wonderful Chaplain Russ. We ask that you share these interviews with as many people as possible to raise awareness about the many positive benefits of Hospice Care.
Make sure to view last week’s interview with Monica, our Quapi specialist. You can find additional Hospice Care Education videos on our official channel. We appreciate everyone’s participation in National Hospice & Palliative Care Month.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s is on Saturday, October 8th at Town Square!
By participating in the walk, your fundraising or donation dollars will go to research toward treatment, prevention, and ultimately one day, a cure. It also helps increase the level of Alzheimer’s awareness in our Las Vegas community. Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia. It is a disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions. There is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, but treatment may help. Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and more than 5 million Americans are living with it. In the United States alone someone develops Alzheimer’s every 66 seconds. All the funds raised from the event goes to the Alzheimer’s Association to further the care, support, and research for Alzheimer’s disease.
“Take the first step to a world without Alzheimer’s”.
**If you have questions about the walk, joining our team, or Alzheimer’s / hospice services please call us at 702-636-0200.
CompassionCare Hospice Team – Walk To End Alzheimer’s Photo Gallery
On October 8th 2016 the CompassionCAre Hospice team participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The event had an amazing turn-out and many locals attended to show their support. We appreciate all our friends, family members, and co-workers that took the time to walk on Saturday. Below you’ll find a photo gallery from the event.
The Spotlight Senior Spectacular event is from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in MARDI GRAS, ESPLANADE & BIENVILLE Ballrooms.
This event is FREE to attend and open to the public. Get connected with 100 Exhibitors who provide valuable resources, programs, products and services for senior adults, Veterans and their caregivers! CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada is hosting one of these booths. Offering Free Wellness Checks, Raffle Prizes and showcasing exceptional LIVE entertainment. FREE FOOD will served. If you are 50 or older, we should definitely see you there.
Beehive Home Assisted Living opens their doors to CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas as we provide wellness checks. They will surely make all of us welcome. As you age, your need for regular medical testing and usually increases. It might seem like a whole lot of trouble, but taking the time now may save you time in the future. Now is the time to be proactive about your health. A wellness exam covers the essentials of any medical check-up. The wellness exam sets up a schedule for future preventive screenings and a long-term care plan, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians. Wellness exams for seniors now includes end-of-life planning.
CompassionCare Hospice will be holding a lunch-n-learn in regards to hospice benefits covered by Medicare at Siena Hills Assisted Living. Hospice is a program of care and support for people who are terminally ill. Original Medicare or Medicare Part A and B should cover hospice if that is the path you choose. Medicare also covers end-of-life planning or discussions in regards to hospice care. Thank you Siena Hills! See you soon!
CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas is holding a balance clinic for the residents at Atria Sutton Assisted Living on August 17.
Having good balance means being able to control and maintain your body’s position while you are moving or remaining still. The part of the inner ear responsible for balance is the vestibular system. Good balance is important to help you get around, stay independent, and carry out daily activities. Independence is a big thing for seniors. Balance problems are among the most common reasons that older adults seek help from a doctor. As you get older, many people experience problems with their sense of balance.
More information is available at http://cchlv.com/.
On August 15, CompassionCare Hospice is offering a class on summer heat at Decatur Pines Senior Living. We have had some off the highest temperatures of the summer these last couple weeks. The summertime is a time of fun and relaxation for most people. But for seniors, the heat and sun can be dangerous. Check out our website: http://cchlv.com/ , for some great articles related to summer heat! Or just stop by.
CompassionCare Hospice is offering their annual staff training on hospice services at Graceful Touch PCA. CompassionCare knows it takes well-qualified employees to to support the welfare of our patients and caregivers. Before working with our patients, our staff is are instructed on a variety of subjects. Hospice patients have sensitive needs. Our staff focus on these needs. CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas provide training specific to the current and ongoing needs of each individual patient receiving hospice care. Staff must receive this specified training before hospice services begin. Our vision is no one should travel the end-of-life journey without compassion, comfort and support.