Differences Between Hospice and Palliative Care Brewster 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

New Milford Vna Inc
(860) 354-2216
68 Park Lane Road
New Milford, CT
Mid-Fairfield Hospice Inc
(203) 847-7646
180 School Road
Wilton, CT
Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut
(203)797-8300
405 Main St
Danbury, CT
New Milford VNA
(860)354-2216
68 Park Lane Rd
New Milford, CT
Voyager HospiceCare
203-966-3222
99 Brookwood Lane
New Canaan, CT
Elant at Fishkill Long Term Home Health Care Program
845-831-0165
22 Robert R. Kasin Way
Beacon, NY
Regional Hospice Of Western Conn Inc
(203) 797-1685
405 Main Street
Danbury, CT
Hospice Care In Westchester & Putnam
(914) 666-4228
43 Kensico Drive
Mount Kisco, NY
VNA Care Network
(203)762-8958
180 School Rd
Wilton, CT
Elant at Fishkill Long Term Home Health Care Program
845-831-0165
22 Robert R. Kasin Way
Beacon, 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

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