Differences Between Hospice and Palliative Care Larchmont 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

Comp Comm Hospice of Parker Jewish Ins
718-289-2800
1 Delaware Drive
Lake Success, NY
Cabrini Hospice
(212)995-6213
227 E 19th St
New York, NY
Holy Name Hospice
(201)833-3740
725 Teaneck Rd
Teaneck, NJ
Bergen Community Health Care and Hospice
201-358-2666
400 Old Hook Road
Westwood, NJ
Sunrise of Paramus
(201) 251-9600
567 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ
Hospice Care Network
516-832-7100
99 Sunnyside Boulevard
Woodbury, NY
Hospice of New York, LLC
718-472-1999
45-18 Court Square
Long Island City, NY
United Hospice of Rockland
(845)634-4974
11 Stokum Ln
New City, NY
At Home with Van Dyks
(201)689-7999
304 S Van Dien Ave
Ridgewood, NJ
Xincon Technology, Inc.
718-706-8897
3512 Northern Blvd., Ste 2A
Long Island City, 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

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