Differences Between Hospice and Palliative Care Smithtown 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?

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Christian Nursing Hospice and Home Care
631-265-5300
14 Belle Meade Avenue
Smithtown, NY
Brookhaven Hospice
631-687-2960
105 West Main Street
Patchogue, NY
Visiting Nurse Svcs Hospice of Suffollk
(631)930-9399
101 Laurel Rd
E. Northport, NY
Hospice Care Network
516-832-7100
99 Sunnyside Boulevard
Woodbury, NY
Good Samaritan Hospice
631-376-3850
190 Motor Parkway, No:1
Hauppauge, NY
Hospice Care Network
516-832-7100
99 Sunnyside Boulevard
Woodbury, NY
Good Shepherd Hospice
631-465-6300
245 Old Country Road
Melville, NY
Visiting Nurse Service and Hospice of Suffolk
631-930-9315
505 Main Street
Northport, NY
Visiting Nurse Service and Hospice of Suffolk
631-930-9315
505 Main Street
Northport, NY
Brookhaven Hospice
631-687-2960
105 West Main Street
Patchogue, 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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