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The Differences Between Palliative Care and Hospice Can be Confusing

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Woman caregiver.
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Palliative care for senior man at home with his wife.
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What is palliative care?


Doctor providing palliative care to woman at home.
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Where is palliative care provided?


Palliative care nurse with patient in wheelchair.
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Who is on the palliative care team?


Care for elderly woman at home.
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When does palliative care start and who qualifies?


Doctor discussing health care and health insurance with senior patient.
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Are palliative and hospice care covered by insurance?


Hospice nurse holding patient hand.
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So, what is hospice care?


Hospice patient with family.
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What hospice is not


Health care provider with elderly patient.
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Don’t wait too long to go on hospice


Supportive health care for woman.
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People often live longer when receiving supportive comfort care


Elderly man supportive health care.
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Can you leave either program if you change your mind?


Couple talking to doctor about future health care needs.
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Planning ahead


Carol Bradley Bursack

Carol Bradley Bursack

@mindingourelder

Carol Bradley Bursack is a veteran family caregiver who spent more than two decades caring for a total of seven elders. This experience provided her with her foundation upon which she built her reputation as a columnist, author, blogger, and consultant. Carol is as passionate about supporting caregivers work through the diverse challenges in their often confusing role as she is about preserving the dignity of the person needing care. Find out much more about Carol at www.mindingourelders.com.

Carol also serves on HealthCentral’s Health Advocates Advisory Board.