Differences Between Hospice and Palliative Care East Elmhurst 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

Comp Comm Hospice of Parker Jewish Ins
718-289-2800
1 Delaware Drive
Lake Success, NY
The Hospice of Greater NY
718-921-7900
6323 Seventh Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Jacob Perlow Hospice
(212)420-2844
1775 Broadway
New York, NY
Life Source Services Hospice
(201)967-4313
230 E Ridgewood Ave
Paramus, NJ
Sunrise of Paramus
(201) 251-9600
567 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ
University Hospice
718-226-6450
256 Mason Avenue
Staten Island, NY
Pax Christi Hospice/ST Vincent Catholic Medical Centers of N
718-876-1022
355 Bard Avenue
Staten Island, NY
Compassionate Care Hospice
(973)916-1496
66 Mt Prospect Ave Bldg C
Clifton, NJ
Patient Care New Jersey
(973)365-5200
9 Quincy St
Passaic, NJ
University Hospice
718-226-6450
256 Mason Avenue
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