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The Difference Between Palliative and Hospice Care


Palliative and hospice care are two types of care focused on improving life quality for patients facing serious illnesses. While both types of care share similar goals, there are some key differences between them.

Palliative care can be provided to a patient at any stage of their illness, even alongside curative treatments. Its primary goal is to manage symptoms such as pain, nausea, and fatigue and address emotional and spiritual needs. 

Palliative care can be provided by a team of healthcare professionals, including professional caregivers and home health aides, who work together to provide patients with the best possible care.

Hospice care, on the other hand, is specifically designed for patients with a terminal illness and a six-month or less life expectancy. It provides skilled care to help manage pain and symptoms, emotional and spiritual support, and end-of-life planning. 

Additionally, hospice care also provides bereavement support to the family after the patient has passed.

At Kattleya Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc, we provide both types of care. As a home care provider in California, part of our responsibility is to educate clients about the differences between these types of care and inform them of the benefits of each. 

Both our cares aim to provide comfort and support to patients and their families during a challenging time. Our hospice care in Montclair, California, supports those with life-limiting illnesses and aims to give them peace of mind and comfort by managing pain and symptoms. 

Our palliative care in California is another care option that can be given with curative intent for individuals with terminal illnesses. We provide patients the same kind of care and support from their diagnosis and treatment process to the rest of their days.

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