Differences Between Hospice and Palliative Care Kew Gardens 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

Hospice Program of Bayonne VNA
(201)339-2500
325 Broadway
Bayonne, NJ
Hospice of Englewood Hospital & Med Ctr
(201)894-3333
75 W Demarest Ave
Englewood, NJ
Cabrini Hospice
212-995-6213
227 East 19th Street
New York, NY
Xincon Technology, Inc.
718-706-8897
3512 Northern Blvd., Ste 2A
Long Island City, NY
Sunrise of Edgewater
(201) 941-6111
351 River Rd
Edgewater, NJ
Caring Hospice Services of New York LLC
718-743-4600
3071 Avenue U
Brooklyn, NY
University Hospice
(718)226-6450
256 Mason Ave
Staten Island, NY
Bayonne Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice, Inc.
201-339-2500
325 Broadway
Bayonne, NJ
Caring Hospice Services of New York LLC
718-743-4600
3071 Avenue U
Brooklyn, NY
Pax Christi Hospice/ST Vincent Catholic Medical Centers of N
718-876-1022
355 Bard 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