Hospice care services encompass pain and symptom management, emotional and spiritual support, counseling, medical equipment, and assistance with daily activities to enhance the patient’s quality of life.
The hospice care team typically includes doctors, nurses, certified nursing assistants, social workers, chaplains, and volunteers. They collaborate to provide holistic care addressing the patient’s medical, emotional, and spiritual needs.
No, hospice care is designed for patients with a terminal prognosis, while palliative care is suitable for anyone with a serious illness, regardless of life expectancy. Both focus on improving quality of life but differ in scope and timing.