Differences Between Hospice and Palliative Care Elmira 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

Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care
(607)962-3100
11751 E Corning Rd
Corning, NY
Beth Israel Medical Center
(212) 420-3370

New York, NY
Jansen Hospice and Palliative Care
(914) 961-2818
69 Main St
Tuckahoe, NY
Visiting Nurse Service of Rochester & Monroe County Inc
(585) 787-8315

Webster, NY
St Charles Hospital and Rehabilitate Center
(631) 474-4040
200 Belle Terre Rd
Port Jefferson, NY
Southern Tier Hospice
607-734-1570
11751 East Corning Road
Corning, NY
Southern Tier Hospice
607-734-1570
11751 East Corning Road
Corning, NY
Hospice & Palliative Care Association of New York State
(518) 446-1483
21 Aviation Rd
Albany, NY
St. Peter's Health Care Services
(518) 581-0800
179 Lawrence St
Saratoga Springs, NY
Hospice and Palliative Care Inc
(315) 735-6484
4277 Middle Settlement Rd
New Hartford, 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