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Palliative Care FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About Palliative Care

  • What’s the Difference between Hospice and Palliative Care?

    This is a common question for patients and families who are coping with serious illness. 

    Ultimately, the goals of both hospice and palliative care are very similar: to relieve symptoms of a serious illness, provide comfort from pain and improve quality of life for the whole family. Yet how these goals are achieved and when a person is eligible for each type of care can be very different. Learn more about eligibility, services provided and similarities of hospice and palliative care.

  • Does my insurance pay for Palliative Care?

    Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurances cover palliative care. Physical therapy or home health services can be received simultaneously with palliative care. Our program coordinator is available to answer any questions regarding cost concerns.

  • What is the timing for Palliative Care?

    On the Road of Life

    When to consider palliative or hospice care

    Healthy Person Illness Terminal Illness Death Preventative Care Curative Care Hospice Care Palliative Care
    HEA L THY PERS O N ILLNESS TERMINAL ILLNESS DE A TH Preventative Care Curative Care Hospice Care P alliative Care