Differences Between Hospice and Palliative Care Howard Beach 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

Englewood Hospital Home Health Services
201-894-3333
75 Demarest Avenue
Englewood, NJ
Cabrini Hospice
(212)995-6213
227 E 19th St
New York, NY
Hospice of New York
(718)472-1999
45-18 Court Sq Ste 500
New York, NY
Compassionate Care Hospice of New York
(718)601-6694
4350 Van Cortlandt Park E
Bronx, NY
Calvary Hospital Hospice
718-430-9540
1740 Eastchester Road
Bronx, NY
Hudson Hospice
201-433-6225
93 Clerk Street
Jersey City, NJ
Cabrini Hospice
212-995-6213
227 East 19th Street
New York, NY
Pax Christi Hospice
(718)876-1022
1200 South Ave Ste 306
Staten Island, NY
Parker Jewish Instituge for HC & Rehab
(516)586-1500
1 Delaware Dr Ste 104
Lake Success, NY
Good Shepherd Hospice
516-485-3060
1220 Front Street
Uniondale, 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