Differences Between Hospice and Palliative Care Mamaroneck 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 of Westchester
(914)682-1484
95 S Broadway 4th Fl
White Plains, NY
Hospice of New York
(718)472-1999
45-18 Court Sq Ste 500
New York, NY
Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care of SW CT
(203)276-3016
1029 E Main St
Stamford, CT
Calvary Hospital Hospice
718-430-9540
1740 Eastchester Road
Bronx, NY
Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care of Southwestern CT, Inc.
203-276-3000
1029 East Main Street
Stamford, CT
Hospice Care in Westchester & Putnam
(914)666-7616
540 White Plains Rd
Tarrytown, NY
Hospice Care Network
(516)832-7100
99 Sunnyside Blvd
Woodbury, NY
Hospice Program of Hackensack Med Center
(201)342-7766
25 E Salem St
Hackensack, NJ
Hospice Care in Westchester and Putnam, Inc.
914-666-4228
540 White Plains Road
Tarrytown, NY
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