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The Difference Between Palliative Care and Hospice Care

Both Palliative Care and Hospice Care are meant to provide comfort and relief, but they differ in some important ways. This infographic, which can be shared and embedded on your own website, illustrates the key differences.

The Benefits of Hospice Care At Home

The Benefits of Hospice Care At Home

Myth: Hospice care ONLY takes place in a hospice facility. Fact: Hospice services are provided in your home setting; including private residence, assisted living, long-term care facility, Group Home, and skilled nursing facility. What is Hospice Care? Hospice is a...

What To Expect as a Hospice Care Volunteer

What To Expect as a Hospice Care Volunteer

Volunteering to be a hospice care worker is one of the most selfless ways to help others, but many people aren’t sure exactly what is involved in providing hospice or palliative care. There are misconceptions about what a hospice volunteer can and can’t do and what...

Grief Management After Hospice Care Service

Grief Management After Hospice Care Service

In mourning the loss of a friend or family member who has been under hospice care, it helps knowing that their last days were made as comfortable and as pain-free as possible. The decision to use hospice services means that the patient and family has probably had some...

Hospice and Palliative Care Costs: What You Need To Know

Hospice and Palliative Care Costs: What You Need To Know

When most people picture their future, they picture relaxing days hanging out with the grandkids, or weeks of long vacations that involve an RV, and roadmap and a sense of adventure. What they do not picture, and therefore do not plan for, is illness and disease,...

End-Of-Life Preparation for Hospice Care Patients

End-Of-Life Preparation for Hospice Care Patients

The decision to begin hospice end-of-life care for a loved one can be difficult and delicate. But once the hospice decision is made there are many additional decisions and preparations to consider. Those considerations include directives regarding medical procedures,...

When Is It Time For Hospice Care?

When Is It Time For Hospice Care?

According to the The President of National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization: “ There are no better providers more skilled at providing palliative care at the end of life than hospice professionals and the dying deserve the best care that our society can offer....

The History of Hospice Care and Palliative Care

The History of Hospice Care and Palliative Care

According to the NHPCO [National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization], about 1.4 million Medicare beneficiaries were enrolled in hospice care for one day or more in 2015. Most people who have experienced the gradual loss of a loved one are familiar with hospice...

Palliative Care During Cancer Treatment

Cancer treatment includes learning to manage symptoms and side effects. Palliative care can help. Its goal is to provide relief from pain and discomfort when you have a serious illness. You may also hear it called comfort care, supportive care, or symptom...