Although hospice care is typically associated with those with terminal illnesses, in-home hospice care and palliative care may also benefit individuals with serious illnesses and chronic or recurring conditions. While palliative care may require nursing skill, home hospice care can also be administered by professionals with a non-medical background, offering support and assistance to patients, while helping to ease the physical and emotional burden on their families, as well.

If you are weighing whether or not it may be the right time to find hospice care and/or palliative care, Griswold Home Care has compiled a list of resources that may help make your decision clearer and more informed.

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Griswold Home Care offers a unique approach to home hospice care that combines both physical and emotional support for those in need of care, as well as their loved ones. Our team of experienced home care professionals make every effort to offer support, assistance, and guidance to family members and hospice patients to ensure quality of life and quality time with loved ones.

This article outlines the differences and the relationship between palliative care and hospice care, as well as the role of palliative care specialists. Learn more about these unique caregivers, their work alongside a patient’s primary care physician and family members, and how they offer support not just to a patient — but to that patient’s family as well.

The decision to place a loved one in hospice care can often be a difficult one. Griswold Home Care aims to dispel the myths surrounding hospice care by explaining the services it can provide those with chronic and/or serious health conditions. Learn more about the benefits of hospice care and gain a deeper understanding of when it may be the right time to consider hospice.