Compassus Hospice & Palliative Care - Virginia

Compassus Hospice & Palliative Care - Virginia Palliative and Hospice Care For more than a decade, Compassus–Virginia has been providing high-quality hospice care to patients and families in the region.

The program serves Arlington, Clarke, Culpeper, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun and Prince William counties.

Mission: The Colleagues of Compassus are committed to keeping The Hospice Promise by delivering the highest quality of care, serving the needs of patients and families and spreading the stories of hospice to those with whom they come into contact.

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“I thought it meant we were giving up; trading hope for comfort care. But I was wrong. From the moment hospice arrived i...
02/04/2019
Compassus

“I thought it meant we were giving up; trading hope for comfort care. But I was wrong. From the moment hospice arrived in our home, everything was better.” A New York woman discusses her reaction and acceptance of hospice care after witnessing her father’s experience.

“I thought it meant we were giving up; trading hope for comfort care. But I was wrong. From the moment hospice arrived in our home, everything was better.” A New York woman discusses her reaction and acceptance of hospice care after witnessing her father’s experience.

Hospice Volunteer Association
05/17/2018
Hospice Volunteer Association

Hospice Volunteer Association

Death 💀 is not often contemplated or talked about in our society. So when someone in the public domain prepares for their death somewhat openly and with conscious intention it can be a learning moment for the society-at-large. This interesting article describes how Senator McCain and other more famous public figures in history prepared for death in their last months and days and shared their experience with the public.

CompassusVirginia hosted a Cinco de Mayo picnic at the Winery at Bull Run to show our appreciation for our staff and vol...
05/07/2018
Compassus Fiesta

CompassusVirginia hosted a Cinco de Mayo picnic at the Winery at Bull Run to show our appreciation for our staff and volunteers. Click below for the highlights.

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Your doctor, unaware of your life goals and bucket-list desires, will recommend treatments to you in a vacuum. Some of t...
02/09/2018
Talk to Your Doctor About Your Bucket List

Your doctor, unaware of your life goals and bucket-list desires, will recommend treatments to you in a vacuum. Some of these treatments could get in the way of your life goals, and you may unknowingly embark upon them without realizing the major impact on your life.
What's on your bucket list?

Knowing my patients’ life goals has prevented me from implementing medical interventions that subvert them.

“I encourage calling in Hospice as soon as possible. Hospice care is there to support individuals and their loved ones, ...
01/10/2018
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

“I encourage calling in Hospice as soon as possible. Hospice care is there to support individuals and their loved ones, providing needed help and a better quality of life during their last days to months.”
Compasss-Virginia can provide a team of experts such as a physician, nurses, certified nursing assistants, counselors, social workers, spiritual counselors and trained volunteers to assist during this most difficult time. We are available 24/7 if you need us.

"So what is the answer to the question?"

We’re here whenever you need us, and that includes holidays. Compassus commits to contacting patients or families within...
12/23/2017
Hospice Care Team - Compassus

We’re here whenever you need us, and that includes holidays. Compassus commits to contacting patients or families within two hours of receiving a referral. We’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, even during the holiday season. Find out more about our care team on our website.
http://compassus.com/for-caregivers/our-care-team/

At Compassus, care is provided by an interdisciplinary team of health care professionals who are skilled at serving people with life-limiting illnesses. Our team members work together to meet the medical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their families. The hospice team develops a ca....

While the holidays are a joyful time for many, for others they may be a painful reminder of a loved one lost. If you or ...
12/17/2017
FACTS FOR FAMILIES: Help for holiday grief

While the holidays are a joyful time for many, for others they may be a painful reminder of a loved one lost. If you or someone you know is struggling with grief around the holidays, follow these 10 tips for showing compassion and support. http://jg-tc.com/lifestyles/facts-for-families-help-for-holiday-grief/article_5c596282-a688-5983-b848-e6b95c13625e.html

Fellow family life educator Karla Belzer recently re-posted an article on our Family Files blog regarding grief over the holidays. She reminds us that while the holiday season brings about

A common misconception about hospice care is that it is only provided to the elderly. Although the majority of hospice p...
12/14/2017
Determining Eligibility - Compassus

A common misconception about hospice care is that it is only provided to the elderly. Although the majority of hospice patients are older, hospice care benefits patients of all ages. Any individual or family dealing with a life-limiting illness and in need of physical, psychological, social and spiritual support can turn to Compassus for help. Learn more on our website: http://compassus.com/healthcare-professionals/determining-eligibility/

Hospice is a special kind of care designed to provide comfort and support for patients and their families during the final stages of life. To be eligible for hospice care, the patient’s doctor and the hospice medical director must certify that the patient has a life expectancy of six months or les...

Everything we do at Compassus is built around our three core values of compassion, integrity and excellence. This includ...
12/11/2017
Hospice, Palliative Care and In Home Health | Compassus

Everything we do at Compassus is built around our three core values of compassion, integrity and excellence. This includes our home health services, provided by thoughtful and compassionate caregivers who are experienced in meeting the needs of individuals with chronic or serious health problems. To learn more about Compassus home health services, visit http://compassus.com/

Compassus offers hospice care, palliative care, and in-home healthcare to patients and their families facing end-of-life issues.

It’s not always possible to be with family who live across the country, especially in sad times like the passing of a lo...
12/08/2017
Everydaycompvol8issue2

It’s not always possible to be with family who live across the country, especially in sad times like the passing of a loved one. In this new issue of Everyday Compassion magazine, Chaplain Graham Patterson for Compassus – Round Rock shares how a family used technology to come together to say goodbye.
https://issuu.com/compassus/docs/everydaycompvol8issue2/4

Everyday Compassion is the magazine of Compassus.

One of the most helpful ways family and friends can cope with loss is by talking through your feelings and being unafrai...
11/30/2017
Grieving? This Is Why It's Important To Talk

One of the most helpful ways family and friends can cope with loss is by talking through your feelings and being unafraid to express your sadness. At Compassus, our bereavement team is with you every step of the way to offer support and comfort. But for some, additional grief counseling is a necessary step to heal. Read more in the @HuffPost article below about the benefits of grief counseling.

“I’m not crazy.” “I don’t need medication.” “I already have a support system.” “That’s only for rich people.” Regardless of the stigmas associated ...

At Compassus we are thankful for our team of inspiring, compassionate colleagues, the opportunity to serve our patients ...
11/21/2017
How Can You Survive Thanksgiving When You're Grieving?

At Compassus we are thankful for our team of inspiring, compassionate colleagues, the opportunity to serve our patients and families, and the opportunities we have to spend time with our families and friends. We also understand how difficult this day can be for those mourning the recent passing of a loved one. Very Well offers five tips for managing Thanksgiving Day grief:
https://www.verywell.com/how-to-survive-thanksgiving-day-grief-1132581

Read some tips on how to help the bereaved cope with the Thanksgiving Day holiday which includes saying no and knowing limits.

Why I’m Digging Deep Into Alzheimer’s
11/13/2017
Why I’m Digging Deep Into Alzheimer’s

Why I’m Digging Deep Into Alzheimer’s

Bill Gates shares his thoughts on Alzheimer’s disease and his hopes for accelerating progress to find a breakthrough.

We are looking for a clinical liaison to foster relationships with local nursing homes and assisted living facilities to...
11/06/2017
Clinical Liaison

We are looking for a clinical liaison to foster relationships with local nursing homes and assisted living facilities to ensure every qualified individual has access to high-quality hospice care. At Compassus, we believe every life is unique and deserves a meaningful and personal final journey. If you are passionate about ensuring patients and families have the support they need at the end of life, apply for our clinical liaison position here:

Current Compassus Colleagues: Please apply via Workday. At Compassus, our mission is to provide hospice care to terminally ill patients and their families with Compassion, Integrity, and Excellence. The Colleagues of Compassus are committed to keeping The Hospice Promise by delivering the highest qu...

Jump-Starting Hard Conversations As The End Nears
09/06/2017
Jump-Starting Hard Conversations As The End Nears

Jump-Starting Hard Conversations As The End Nears

An end-of life-planning website can encourage patients to tackle that difficult topic before they become too ill to communicate, according to a new study. But they may be more likely to make concre…

"But here’s the most tragic unintended effect of assuming that fighters should battle against the disease: the missed op...
09/03/2017
Pallimed

"But here’s the most tragic unintended effect of assuming that fighters should battle against the disease: the missed opportunities to fight for things that are most important — and achievable." Often these include time spending more time with family and friends, checking items off of a bucket list and reviewing life goals and accomplishments.

"Certainly, clear communication about achievable outcomes is important, so that patients are not unknowingly fighting for the impossible. As palliative and hospice care doctor BJ Miller points out, the war with death is one that, ultimately, no one wins. But here’s the most tragic unintended effect of assuming that fighters should battle against the disease: the missed opportunities to fight for things that are most important — and achievable. Those would include time with family, completion of estate planning, restoration of relationships and even bucket lists."

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