Surprising Differences Between Hospice vs. Comfort Care

2021-10-22T08:46:18+00:00Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Comfort Care vs Hospice Hospice care and comfort care are similar options for end-of-life care. Even though the two are set up to offer comfort to the patients, their programs differ significantly regarding payment, timing, location, and eligibility for services. So, let’s look at the differences between the two. Care Location Hospice programs surpass comfort care programs. Typically, once registered via a referral from the chief care physician, a patient’s hospice care program is provided at home under the supervision of hospice professionals. Hospice mainly depends on the family caregiver and the nurse administering the hospice care. Although a hospice can offer the needed care in a nursing home or any other hospital-equipped facility, it’s not feasible. On the other hand, a comfort care team comprises nurses, doctors, and other trained medical caregivers, who are ever-present at the treatment facility at which the patient's treatment is administered. The role of the comfort care team is to administer and monitor the comfort care according to the patients. Unlike hospice care that is mostly administered in homes, comfort care is administered in an institution like a hospital that is fully equipped with medical facilities or nursing homes under the supervision of a comfort care team. Timing A patient is eligible for a hospice program if he or she Read More