It can be confusing to understand the difference between palliative care and hospice care.

Palliative care focuses on providing relief of pain, symptoms and emotional stress for individuals facing a serious illness. A specially-trained team of doctors, nurses, social workers and other specialists work with the patient’s doctor to provide an extra layer of support at home, improving the quality of life for both the patient and the family during treatment.

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Hospice care is compassionate care that enhances the quality of the end-of-life journey. It is traditionally an option for people whose life expectancy is six months or less due to a life-limiting medical diagnosis and provides symptom relief rather than ongoing curative measures. Hospice care enables patients and their families to live last days with purpose, dignity and support.

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