Understanding Hospice Care
When a loved one is diagnosed with a terminal illness it affects everyone to whom that loved one is connected. Providing for the loved one’s emotional and physical needs in order to live out their lives with comfort and dignity is of highest importance to us. Loved ones often forego life-prolonging treatment options in order to live as pain-free as possible, the focus is to pursue quality time spent with loved ones.
Both Hospice care and Palliative care aim to provide comfort to patience, but palliative care can begin in early diagnosis while hospice care begins after treatment of the disease is stopped and when it is clear that the person may not survive the illness.