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Advance Care Planning

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Advance Directives: The Gift Of Being Prepared

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The Rev. Dr. Cathy Genthner, a chaplain for Compassus – Scarborough, Maine, explains why planning ahead benefits everyone.
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Advance Care Planning: Beyond The Documents

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Advance care planning includes talking with your family about the kind of medical care you'd want, should you become unable to speak for yourself.

Compassionate Care

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Therapy Animals Lift Moods and Lower Stress

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Animal-assisted therapy has been shown to reduce anxiety, pain, depression, fatigue and stress in both medical and non-medical situations
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Therapy Animals Lift Moods and Lower Stress

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Animal-assisted therapy has been shown to reduce anxiety, pain, depression, fatigue and stress in both medical and non-medical situations

Giving Back

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Brighten the day of a hospice patient

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Kelly Rusoff, a hospice volunteer in Helena, Montana, knows it's the little things that make a difference when visiting hospice patients.
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Living Hope: Seeing Life In A New Way

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A medical mission trip by 10 Compassus colleagues revealed to them the beauty and potential of South Africa — but also its poverty.

Grief

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Hospice Caregivers are Fellow Travelers During the Storm of Death

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Mario-Seth Morales and John J. Choi, bereavement coordinators at Compassus–Placentia, explain how hospice teams help families in crisis.
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A Brave New World

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Joseph S. Wadas, bereavement coordinator and chaplain for Compassus, cautions that digital or tele meetings can’t replace real human interaction.

Medical Directors

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Physician Spotlight: Kurt Merkelz, M.D.

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We are proud to welcome Kurt Merkelz, M.D., to our Compassus team executive team as Medical Director.
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Physician Spotlight: Kelley Newcomer

Dr. Kelley Newcomer’s work as a medical missionary in Honduras particularly equipped her with the skills to be a hospice physician.

Volunteers

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Hospice Caregivers are Fellow Travelers During the Storm of Death

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Mario-Seth Morales and John J. Choi, bereavement coordinators at Compassus–Placentia, explain how hospice teams help families in crisis.
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Brighten the day of a hospice patient

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Kelly Rusoff, a hospice volunteer in Helena, Montana, knows it's the little things that make a difference when visiting hospice patients.

Therapy

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The Healing Power of Massage Therapy

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Massage therapy during hospice care may reduce stress and pain hormones, leading to improvements in immune function and well being,
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Aromatherapy Supports Holistic Well-Being in Hospice Patients

Aromatherapy uses plant extracts called essential oils to support the well-being of hospice patients and their caregivers.