Differences Between Hospice and Palliative Care Spring Valley 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

Phelps Hospice
(914)366-3325
701 N Broadway
Tarrytown, NY
Passaic Valley Hospice
(973)256-4636
783 Riverview Rd
Totowa, NJ
Compassionate Care Hospice of New York
(718)601-6694
4350 Van Cortlandt Park E
Bronx, NY
The Hebrew Home At Riverdale
(718) 581-1000
5901 Palisade Avenue
Riverdale, NY
Sunrise of Old Tappan
(201) 750-1110
195 Old Tappan Rd
Old Tappan, NJ
Bergen Community Health Care and Hospice
201-358-2666
400 Old Hook Road
Westwood, NJ
Valley Hospice
(201)291-6000
15 Essex Rd
Paramus, NJ
Holy Name Hospice
(201)833-3740
725 Teaneck Rd
Teaneck, NJ
At Home with Van Dyks
(201)689-7999
304 S Van Dien Ave
Ridgewood, NJ
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