The Difference Between Hospice and Palliative Care

Have you ever interchangeably used hospice and palliative care to refer to the same type of care? They may be similar, but did you know that there is a difference between these two terms?

Hospice care refers to the type of care delivered to an individual with a terminal illness, often determined by their physician to have six months or less left and are no longer receiving curative or life-prolonging treatments. Hospice helps with symptom relief, care coordination, end-of-life decisions, as well as spiritual, emotional, and financial support for the patient and their loved ones.

Palliative care, on the other hand, also offers assistance with care coordination and emotional, financial, and spiritual support to patients and their family members, but it focuses on medical treatment. Palliative comfort in Humble, Texas, provides symptom relief for anyone with a complex health condition or long-term illness, no matter what the stage may be.

Do you want to learn more about hospice and palliative care? If so, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Devinity Hospice, a reliable provider of hospice palliative care in Texas. We provide routine oversight, continuous care, respite care, and general inpatient care, all of which include care provided at home or in a facility, home medical equipment and supplies, and medication provision, and bereavement support. Our services are available 24 hours a day.