Palliative Care vs. Hospice: What’s the difference?

Palliative care and hospice care have a lot in common. Both of these programs are based on the philosophy of relieving symptoms and enhancing quality of life for people with advanced illnesses. While hospice is available to individuals who have been given a prognosis of six months or less, palliative care is available for anyone with an advanced illness.

Angela Palliative Care is ideal for individuals with complex symptoms such as pain or shortness of breath, and for those who have had multiple hospital admissions. Palliative Care does not prevent you from seeking emergency care or visiting your primary physician. Instead, Angela’s palliative care physicians and nurse practitioners coordinate care and symptom management together with your primary physician, decreasing the need for disruptive office visits or hospital stays.

Palliative care is also an option for hospice patients whose conditions improve to the extent that they no longer qualify for hospice services under their insurance policy.

Services provided:

  • Managing pain and other symptoms

Our team uses expert techniques to manage pain and control symptoms for maximum comfort

  • Exploring treatment options

Palliative Care allows you the freedom to choose aggressive curative treatments in addition to receiving the benefits of holistic comfort care to improve quality of life.

  • Coordinating care

Our Palliative Care team can communicate with your physician and other health care professionals on your behalf. They can also assist with transitioning into other care services.

Call our referral center at 734.464.7810 to see if Angela Palliative Care is right for you.