Palliative or Hospice Care

They were difficult words for Barbara to hear, “Your mother needs hospice.” As she stood in the hallway outside her mother’s hospital room, the doctor informed her that she had options. Bring her home to pass away or find a local hospice facility.

She remembered an ad she saw in the hospital waiting room for Keen Home Care, which specializes in helping families navigate hospice. Barbara knew there was a place that could explain what to do next. 

Palliative care and hospice are similar in that both care paths focus on quality of life versus quantity of life. Hospice begins when active treatment is complete, and a terminal diagnosis is given and will end in death despite good treatment. 

By choosing hospice, families prioritize comfort care over aggressive care to cure their loved one. This option is a compassionate solution for sick patients who…

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