Differences Between Hospice and Palliative Care Suffern 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 Phelps Memorial
914-366-3325
701 North Broadway
Sleepy Hollow, NY
Hospice Care in Westchester & Putnam
(914)666-7616
540 White Plains Rd
Tarrytown, NY
Lincoln Park Hospice
(973)696-2956
499 Pine Brook Rd
Lincoln Park, NJ
Sunrise of Cresskill
(201) 871-0300
3 Tenakill Rd
Cresskill, NJ
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
Hospice Care in Westchester and Putnam, Inc.
914-666-4228
540 White Plains Road
Tarrytown, NY
United Hospice of Rockland
(845)634-4974
11 Stokum Ln
New City, NY
Bergen Community Health Care and Hospice
201-358-2666
400 Old Hook Road
Westwood, NJ
Sunrise of Wayne
(973) 628-4900
184 Berdan Ave
Wayne, NJ
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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