Differences Between Hospice and Palliative Care Flushing 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

Continuum Hospice Care
212-420-3370
39 Broadway, Suite 200
New York, NY
Pax Christi Hospice
(718)876-1022
1200 South Ave Ste 306
Staten Island, NY
Caring Hospice Services of New York
(718)743-4600
3071 Ave U
Brooklyn, NY
Comp Comm Hospice of Parker Jewish Ins
718-289-2800
1 Delaware Drive
Lake Success, NY
Hospice of New Jersey
201-893-0818
400 Broadacres Drive
Bloomfield, NJ
Englewood Hospital Home Health Services
201-894-3333
75 Demarest Avenue
Englewood, NJ
Compassionate Care Hospice
(973)916-1496
66 Mt Prospect Ave Bldg C
Clifton, NJ
Calvary Home Helath Agency & Hospice
(718)518-2465
1740 Eastchester Rd
Bronx, NY
Trinity Hospice
(201)460-0932
1099 Wall St Ste 100
Lyndhurst, NJ
Calvary Hospital Hospice
718-430-9540
1740 Eastchester Road
Bronx, 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