Differences Between Hospice and Palliative Care Forest Hills 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

University Hospice
718-226-6450
256 Mason Avenue
Staten Island, NY
Hospice of Englewood Hospital & Med Ctr
(201)894-3333
75 W Demarest Ave
Englewood, NJ
Holy Name Hospice
(201)833-3740
725 Teaneck Rd
Teaneck, NJ
Elite Hospice Care
(718)612-9292
19 Phelps Ave
Tenafly, NJ
Hospice of New York, LLC
718-472-1999
45-18 Court Square
Long Island City, NY
Cabrini Hospice
212-995-6213
227 East 19th Street
New York, NY
Visiting Nurse Svcs of NY Hospice Care
(212)609-1900
1250 Broadway 3rd Fl
New York, NY
Life Source Services Hospice
(201)967-4313
230 E Ridgewood Ave
Paramus, NJ
Caring Hospice Services of New York
(718)743-4600
3071 Ave U
Brooklyn, NY
Englewood Hospital Home Health Services
201-894-3333
75 Demarest Avenue
Englewood, NJ
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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