Home Hospice Care vs. Palliative Care

Palliative Care vs. Hospice Care

Palliative Care

  • No specific time parameters - can be given at any stage of illness
  • Can still be seeking a cure for the illness

Hospice Care

  • Intended to be for the last six months of life if the disease runs its normal course
  • No longer seeking a cure for the illness
  • Can be provided anywhere (home, assisted living, hospital, nursing home)