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Hospice is a philosophy of care that focuses on patient comfort rather than curing illnesses. Find everything you want and need to know about hospice care, including eligibility, coverage, and pain and symptom management.
  1. Palliative Care Basics
  2. What is Hospice?
  3. Comfort Care and Symptom Management
  4. The Palliative Care Team
  5. Special Topics

Palliative Care Basics

Hospice care is a form of palliative care. Hospice care is comfort care for patients in the last six months of life while traditional palliative care can be chosen at any point in the course of an illness. Find out more about the palliative care the the difference between hospice care and palliative care.

What is Hospice?

Hospice is a philosophy of care, focusing on comfort rather than cure. It is the most common form of palliative care available.

Comfort Care and Symptom Management

Hospice care focuses on comfort. Comfort care is all-encompassing, treating pain and physical symptoms as well as emotional, social, and spiritual symptoms. Treating the whole person is essential to patient comfort.

The Palliative Care Team

Palliative and hospice care are delivered by a interdisciplinary team of professionals, support staff, and volunteers. Every member of the team is vital to the success of patient care.

Special Topics

Other topics that are important to the palliative care patients and their loved ones.

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