Differences Between Hospice and Palliative Care Ballston Spa NY

With as many as 1.5 million Americans seeking hospice treatment in recent years. As a program designed to facilitate “palliative” care for terminally ill patients and their families—many people wonder, what then is the difference between hospice and palliative care, or are they one in the same?

Local Companies

Capital District Hospice
518-377-8846
1411 Union Street
Schenectady, NY
Ppf Inc
(716) 684-8829
48 Walden Ave
Buffalo, NY
Hospice Care Network
(631) 666-4804
99 Sunnyside Extension
Woodbury, NY
Shepherd Home
(585) 381-0890
1959 Five Mile Line Rd
Penfield, NY
Community Hospice Inc
(518) 377-8846
1411 Union St
Schenectady, NY
All Metro Health Care
(518) 374-2117
1529 Union St
Schenectady, NY
Capital District Hospice
518-377-8846
1411 Union Street
Schenectady, NY
Community Hospice Inc
(518) 943-5402
47 Liberty St
Catskill, NY
High Peaks Hospice Inc
(518) 743-1672
286 Glen St
Glens Falls, NY
Pax Rich Inc
(718) 982-7010
2025 Richmond Ave
Staten Island, NY
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American hospice service started with the Connecticut Hospice in March 1974. Today, there are over 2,884 Medicare-certified hospices, and an additional 200 volunteer hospices in the U.S., with as many as 1.5 million Americans seeking hospice treatment in recent years. As a program designed to facilitate “palliative” care for terminally ill patients and their families—many people wonder, what then is the difference between hospice and palliative care, or are they one in the same? While palliative care addresses patients with life-threatening illnesses, anyone—regardless of life expectancy—can receive this type of care. Hospice, meanwhile, provides for patients who can no longer benefit from regular medical treatment, per a doctor’s determination, and are in the last stages of a terminal illness. Hospice and palliative care share the philosophy of maintaining and managing the patient’s quality of life.

Palliative care programs generally address the physical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs and expectations of a patient with a life-threatening illness, at any time during that illness, even if life expectancy extends to years. Palliative care does not preclude aggressive treatment of an illness, and provides comfort to patients and their loved ones. Patients receive palliative care from a team of doctors, nurses, social workers and clergy in their home or a hospital, but also in nursing or assisted living facilities. Hospitals, hospi...Click here to read more from Gilbert Guide