Are you arranging for your senior loved one’s care? Chances are, you would have encountered palliative care and hospice care services in your search.
Even if you were not exactly looking for these types of care, it helps to know what the different types there are to make sure that you can have the best possible for their situation. This is especially necessary if they have a chronic condition as this usually needs maintenance over time.
That said, you may have noticed that both types of care seem to be the same thing. As an end-of-life care provider at Elite Hospice Of Texas offering both palliative care and hospice care in Dallas, Texas, we understand the confusion all too well. But while both are meant to bring comfort and relief, they differ in two key ways.
Firstly, palliative care in Texas is all about easing the pain and managing the symptoms of patients who have serious but not life-threatening conditions. Hospice care, on the other hand, is for patients who are generally not expected to recover from their condition.
Secondly, palliative care can begin immediately after diagnosis and also as a treatment option. On the other hand, hospice care begins after the treatment of the disease is stopped and when it is clear that the person is most often offered only when the person is expected to live 6 months or less.
We hope this entry has been helpful in your search. For more information and for you and your senior loved one’s care needs, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.