Differences Between Hospice and Palliative Care Mount Kisco 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

Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut
(203)797-8300
405 Main St
Danbury, CT
VNA Care Network
(203)762-8958
180 School Rd
Wilton, CT
Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care of SW CT
(203)276-3016
1029 E Main St
Stamford, CT
United Hospice of Rockland
845-634-4974
11 Stokum Lane
New City, NY
Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care of Southwestern CT, Inc.
203-276-3000
1029 East Main Street
Stamford, CT
Hospice of Westchester
(914)682-1484
95 S Broadway 4th Fl
White Plains, NY
Greenwich Hospital Hospice
(203)863-3883
5 Perryridge Rd
Greenwich, CT
Jansen Memorial Hospice
(914)961-2818
69 Main St
Tuckahoe, NY
Hospice Care in Westchester and Putnam, Inc.
914-666-4228
540 White Plains Road
Tarrytown, NY
Phelps Hospice Phelps Memorial
914-366-3325
701 North Broadway
Sleepy Hollow, 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