Differences Between Hospice and Palliative Care Rockaway Park 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

Riverview Medical Center Hospice
201-530-2382
One Riverview Plaza
Red Bank, NJ
Caring Hospice Services of New York LLC
718-743-4600
3071 Avenue U
Brooklyn, NY
Caring Hospice Services of New York
(718)743-4600
3071 Ave U
Brooklyn, NY
Cabrini Hospice
212-995-6213
227 East 19th Street
New York, NY
Caring Hospice Services of New York LLC
718-743-4600
3071 Avenue U
Brooklyn, NY
Bayonne Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice, Inc.
201-339-2500
325 Broadway
Bayonne, NJ
University Hospice
718-226-6450
256 Mason Avenue
Staten Island, NY
Jacob Perlow Hospice
(212)420-2844
1775 Broadway
New York, NY
Good Shepherd Hospice
516-485-3060
1220 Front Street
Uniondale, NY
University Hospice
718-226-6450
256 Mason 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