Hospice care offers personalized, compassionate care for patients and their families living with a life-limiting illness and a life expectancy that is measured in months, not years. Hospice caregivers promote comfort care by managing pain and other end-of-life symptoms. Special attention is also given to emotional and spiritual needs.
Hospice care most often occurs at your home, although care can be managed in a nursing home, personal care home, a hospice center, and in some instances, a hospital.
Palliative care focuses on improving quality of life by reducing the physical and emotional stress associated with a serious or life-limiting illness.
Palliative care can be part of hospice care, but is also a stand-alone service, even for those rceiving curative therapies.
Unlike hospice care, it is available at any stage of illness.
Medical and end-of-life decisions can be made easier for you and your loved ones if you plan ahead and make your wishes known.
A WISH CHECK LIST:
(seek guidance from your Physician and/or Legal Advisor)