Comfort care may help relieve the symptoms associated with an advanced illness.
Is comfort care hospice?
According to the National Institute on Aging, comfort care is “an essential part of medical care at the end of life.” It can be provided to someone receiving either hospice or palliative care. The difference is that hospice is comfort care without curative treatment, and palliative care is comfort care with curative intent.
Comfort care is a type of health care service that focuses on providing comfort and support to individuals who are near the end of their lives. This care is typically provided to individuals with terminal illnesses who are no longer responding to traditional medical treatments. The goal of comfort care is to provide the patient with a peaceful and comfortable end-of-life experience while supporting their emotional and spiritual needs and those of their family and loved ones.
Comfort care is provided by a team of health care professionals, including doctors, nurses, social workers, and chaplains. The team provides a range of services, including pain and symptom management, emotional support, spiritual care, and counseling. Comfort care hospice is an important option for individuals and families facing end-of-life decisions and can provide comfort and relief during a challenging time.