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Hospice is an idea, a philosophy of care. While there are, and historically have been, buildings called hospices, today "hospice care" need not mean care delivered in a special facility. The idea is that if someone you love has an incurable illness, and treatment to prolong life and keep the illness under control no longer works,...What is the difference between a hospice and a hospital?
According to the American Cancer Society, one of the key differences between hospitalization and hospice care is that family and friends often provide the majority of care for those under home-based hospice care. In a hospital setting, doctors, nurses and other health care specialists provide the majority of care.What does hospice do and doesn't do?
What Hospice Doesn't Do Most hospice care can be offered at home or in a non-medical facility, which includes long-term care settings such as assisted living and memory care. Hospice, however, doesn't cover room and board fees at senior communities.