Differences Between Hospice and Palliative Care West Hempstead 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

Caring Hospice Services of New York LLC
718-743-4600
3071 Avenue U
Brooklyn, NY
Metropolitan Jewish HPC of Gtr New York
(718)921-7900
6323 7th Ave
Brooklyn, NY
Compassionate Care Hospice of New York
(718)601-6694
4350 Van Cortlandt Park E
Bronx, NY
Good Shepherd Hospice
516-485-3060
1220 Front Street
Uniondale, NY
Good Shepherd Hospice
631-465-6300
245 Old Country Road
Melville, NY
Comp Comm Hospice of Parker Jewish Ins
718-289-2800
1 Delaware Drive
Lake Success, NY
Hospice Care Network
(516)832-7100
99 Sunnyside Blvd
Woodbury, NY
Parker Jewish Instituge for HC & Rehab
(516)586-1500
1 Delaware Dr Ste 104
Lake Success, NY
The Hebrew Home At Riverdale
(718) 581-1000
5901 Palisade Avenue
Riverdale, NY
Calvary Hospital Hospice
718-430-9540
1740 Eastchester Road
Bronx, 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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