DOES EVERYBODY ON HOSPICE ALSO RECEIVE PALLIATIVE CARE?

To simplify, the answer is YES!  Palliative care is a part of hospice but hospice is not a part of palliative care.  Although this may sound confusing, in actuality it makes sense.  Both palliative care and hospice care provide quality of life, symptom management, and support for patient and family members. …

What are some of the burdens placed on families when someone enters hospice?

So much is written about the two most evident benefits of hospice services for patients – symptom relief and pain management.  I’d like to write about the benefits for the family of hospice patients, which are similar – and can be just as profound.    I’m writing from professional knowledge.  …