Hospice and palliative care can seem very similar. Palliative care is available to those with a life-limiting illness and may be administered alongside curative treatments and hospice care is available once a terminal diagnosis is made.
We can help sooner than you think. Many people don’t realize hospice care is not just for a patient’s final days. Patients are eligible for hospice care once their life expectancy is six months or less. Signs that it may be time to ask about hospice:
- A diagnosis of a terminal illness
- The desire to focus on comfort and quality of life
- A rapid decline in health and symptoms can’t be controlled