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Hospice and Palliative Care – Is there a Difference?

My parent is dying

Know Your Options! is the theme of this year’s National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. Understanding the difference between hospice and palliative care is an important step in knowing your options when faced with a serious illness. The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization offer an online, interactive decision tool to help guide you or … Continue reading Hospice and Palliative Care – Is there a Difference?

What is the Difference Between Palliative Care and Hospice Care?

My parent is dying

by Melissa L. Johnson, RN, BSN, MHA, CHPN, CCM – Aging Life Care Association™ Member   Palliative care and hospice care are both specialized healthcare models that focus on palliation or relief of symptoms associated with serious, debilitating illnesses. Such symptoms may include pain, difficulty breathing, nausea or the need for additional emotional support. Palliative … Continue reading What is the Difference Between Palliative Care and Hospice Care?