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