What is Hospice Care and Palliative Care

Palliative care is any type of care that focuses on making a sick person feel comfortable, rather than curing the illness. Sometimes known as end of life care, hospice care is a type of palliative care for individuals who are in the last stages of a serious illness and have decided not to pursue curative treatments. In general, the purpose of hospice care centers on symptom relief, comfort, and emotional-spiritual support.

Our approach to hospice and palliative care at home or at a facility is simple: help families spend quality time together by matching them with the perfect caregiver for their situation. A caregiver can help with day-to-day activities like bathing or dressing, or provide support and companionship for the sick individual.

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How to get Hospice Care and the Palliative Support You Need

Your local Griswold Home Care office stands ready to help. Caregivers can assist at home or in a hospice facility, and we do our best to match you with a caregiver within 48 hours of your first contact with us.

Frequently Asked Questions

Hospice is a service that provides care for the sick, especially the terminally ill.

The purpose of hospice care is to provide symptom relief, comfort, and emotional-spiritual support.

Sometimes known as end of life care, hospice care is a type of palliative care for individuals who are in the last stages of a serious illness and have decided not to pursue curative treatments.

Hospice at home care is simply the same type of care usually received at a hospice facility, but in the comfort of your own home.

Services include, but are not limited to, symptom relief, comfort, and emotional-spiritual support.

Your physician will make this decision with you, but you can always check with a hospice nurse and ask for their professional opinion. You should always feel empowered to start the conversation with your medical team.

Hospice care is provided for as long as the patient is sick and experiencing symptoms or discomfort.

Yes. We know how important it is to spend time with your family without worrying about the little things. Your local office can help you schedule an in-home visit at no cost, where you can tell the team what you need from your caregiver.

Yes, we can work in tandem with hospice companies to make sure your loved one gets one-on-one support.

We get this question a lot - “Is palliative care the same as hospice care?” Palliative care is any type of care that focuses on making a sick person feel comfortable, rather than curing the illness. Hospice care is a type of palliative care for individuals who are in the last stages of a serious illness and have decided not to pursue curative treatments.

Contact your local Griswold Home Care location to talk about their rates and service options. Many offices can help you find funding from the VA or other alternatives if you qualify.

Depending on the type of benefits you receive, medicare may be an option. Payment options are reviewed on a case by case basis.

Unfortunately hospice care is not free. Rates vary from office to office, but we are always transparent about costs.