End-of-life care is essential for people that are battling with severe and life-threatening illnesses. Hospice care can help when you’ve exhausted all other methods of treatments and are give six or fewer months left to live.
To understand how hospice care differs from hospital care, you must first know that there are two main types of end-of-life care, and they include palliative care and hospice care.
Palliative care is hospital care that is provided to a seriously ill patient to improve the quality of life and help ease the symptoms. If you are diagnosed with a severe illness like heart failure, you can receive palliative care at any stage.
It is also helpful for patients that experience a lot of discomfort and chronic pain due to aging.
Hospice provides end-of-life care to patients who have serious illnesses that cannot be cured. When a person has exhausted all other treatment options and has been giving less than six months to live, hospice care is often suggested.
Not only is a patient supported, but hospice also provides support to the family. In Olympia Hospice Care center, we focus on easing discomfort and providing emotional and physical support, so patient and family members can live and accept death as a normal stage in life.
Hospice care can be delivered in different settings such as at home, the hospital, or a hospice center such as ours. Palliative care is administered at home, hospital, or assisted living facility.
In hospice care, treatments to cure a patient's illness are not administered while in palliative care, these treatments are provided.
Palliative care is administered to anyone with a severe illness while hospice care is delivered to a person with a terminally ill condition and less than six months to live.
In hospice care, the patient receives only medications to ease symptoms while in palliative care, they can receive curative treatments and symptom relief treatments.
Contact us today at Olympia Hospice Care to get the end-of-life care that you deserve.
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