Palliative Care vs. Hospice Care

Palliative Care vs. Hospice Care – What do they have in common?

  • Both Palliative Care & Hospice Care are types of comfort care.
  • The objective of both care programs is to reduce stress and offer complex symptom management related to patients’ disease.
  • Both Palliative Care & Hospice Care address physical and psychosocial relief

What is Palliative Care:

  • Palliative Care patients may seek and engage in curative treatments while in palliative care programs.
  • Palliative Care patients may be admitted into palliative care programs at any time during their life at their physicians’ discretion, regardless of the stage of illness.
  • Palliative Care is supportive care with or without curative intent.
  • Palliative Care is paid for by insurance coverage or self-pay.
  • Palliative Care typically takes place inside a hospital or home.

What is Hospice Care

  • Hospice Care patients may NOT seek or engage in curative treatments while in hospice Programs
  • Hospice Care patients may only be admitted if a prognosis of six months or less has been given to the patient by two physicians what certify the prognosis.
  • Hospice Care is comfort care without curative intent
  • Hospice Care is usually covered by Medicare, Medicaid, or most private insurances w/all expenses paid in full that relate to the terminal diagnosis.
  • Hospice Care is wherever the patient calls home.

Palliative Care vs. Hospice Care

palliative care vs. hospice care

Still Not Sure?

  • Palliative Care vs. Hospice Care can often be hard to distinguish between as both are used in overlapping conversation and form many times.  We want to make this as easy as possible for you so we have created a quick quiz for you to take.  This quiz will help determine if hospice care or palliative care is right for you.  Take the quiz!

Take the Quiz:

Is Palliative Care Right for You?

It only takes a minute to answer five key questions that can determine whether palliative care could be right for you or someone close to you.  Nevada Hospice Care can help by providing symptom management and support for both the family and caregivers.


Family Testimonials


Nevada Hospice Care treated my Mom with great kindness, respect, and dignity in her final days. I will always be thankful for their sensitive, yet direct approach to helping me cope with loss, but most importantly their genuine, thoughtful attentiveness to my Mom. Thank you.

Lisa H.

When my.husband, Dean Abney, was in Nevada Memory Care. Nevada Hospice Care was so loving & compassionate. Hospice also provided entertainment for the residents. Also provided for other groups to come to brighten patients’ day. Always had the best interest of others in mind to make sure patients comfortable &.content. if anyone needs to consider Hospice care. This facility comes highly recommended. All staff gives of themselves, kindness, love & concern. My husband passed away peacefully on January 28, 2018. I had a final time with him just before. He went to take a nap as I left. I.hope these words provide hope, peace of mind to anyone needing Hospice care. Roberta LuAnn Abney.

Roberta A.

No more emotional & difficult decision exists in life then when deciding who to entrust with the care of your loved ones. We were very lucky and quite blessed to find Nevada Hospice Care. The home is located in a quiet and beautiful neighborhood. The facility is kept extremely clean and most importantly the staff is top-notch, caring and loving people who provide 24/7 care with the most difficult of situations. Affordable & extremely professional yet wonderfully personal. We couldn’t be happier with our experience. Thank you Nevada Hospice Care! 🙏🏼

Dan L.

….. the care is exceptional. There is no other better peace of mind knowing your loved one is cared for and loved. I’m eternally grateful for this company and their staff.

Gina S.

…I even hear from Pastor Adam checking on me and my family. If anyone is in need of help for their loved ones and are looking for the best care ever I would highly recommend Nevada Hospice Care and all of their staff. Stay safe and love one another ….

Kathryn G.

I have ran care homes for 7 years. I have had their service on numerous residents and they have some of the best staff. From their CNA’s to Management, they are always willing to give my staff TB tests and training. I cannot tell them enough how much I appreciate their service. They are always willing to help out! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!

Nichole C.

Nevada Hospice Care took care of my Mother-in-law who had terminal cancer. The attention and care they gave was what we needed during that horrible time for our family. I will always be thankful to the amazing CNA and Nurse who cared for her and the management team who made it all possible. Thank You

Maria H.

The professional and caring services that your organization provided for our loved one at the will never be forgotten. The book that you provided helped the family understand the full process of transitioning, it was very comforting. Each day you kept him clean and made the end of his life a comforting experience. We can’t thank you enough.


Everything we felt our brother needed, from the custom requests for breakfast to a different bed, Nevada Hospice Care responded immediately without question. As they monitored my brother on a daily basis, they recommended changes to us so that we could make the decisions for our brother.


To all members of Nevada Hospice who assisted my mom. Thank you all for your compassion and kindness to my mom and me during the last hours of her life. I will always remember your kind words to me. You are a wonderful group of people.

Rosemary Testimonial