Differences Between Hospice and Palliative Care Cambria Heights 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

Calvary Hospital Hospice
718-430-9540
1740 Eastchester Road
Bronx, NY
Parker Jewish Instituge for HC & Rehab
(516)586-1500
1 Delaware Dr Ste 104
Lake Success, NY
Continuum Hospice Care
212-420-3370
39 Broadway, Suite 200
New York, NY
University Hospice
718-226-6450
256 Mason Avenue
Staten Island, NY
Sunrise of Edgewater
(201) 941-6111
351 River Rd
Edgewater, NJ
Hudson Hospice
201-433-6225
93 Clerk Street
Jersey City, NJ
Caring Hospice Services of New York LLC
718-743-4600
3071 Avenue U
Brooklyn, NY
Elite Hospice Care
(718)612-9292
19 Phelps Ave
Tenafly, NJ
Good Shepherd Hospice
516-485-3060
1220 Front Street
Uniondale, NY
Hospice of New York, LLC
718-472-1999
45-18 Court Square
Long Island City, 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