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What are different types of hospice care?
19 doctors weighed in

Dr. Benjamin Lessig
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
8 doctors agree
In brief: See below
Hospice can be done at home with caregiver present, inpatient hospice at the local hospital for acute management only or respite or nursing home while the loved one has a long term care placement or respite.
The level of care is depend on the severity of symptoms, meaning that more care is needed with worsening of symptoms and actively dying.

In brief: See below
Hospice can be done at home with caregiver present, inpatient hospice at the local hospital for acute management only or respite or nursing home while the loved one has a long term care placement or respite.
The level of care is depend on the severity of symptoms, meaning that more care is needed with worsening of symptoms and actively dying.
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
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Dr. Milton Mintz
I always use the term comfort care when explaining hospice to my patients or potential patients
Dr. Paul Rousseau
Some hospices have freestanding hospice inpatient units. As Dr. Lessig said, inpatient hospice can be done in a hospital or nursing home also. About 80% of hospice is done at home (and a nursing home can be considered someone's home).
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: All palliative.
Hospice care can be delivered in hospital, at home or in a nursing facility.
It's always palliative/comfort guided.

In brief: All palliative.
Hospice care can be delivered in hospital, at home or in a nursing facility.
It's always palliative/comfort guided.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. Isaac Vielma
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: It's the same...
The philosophy of hospice care is the same no matter where the patient is.
It's an expert team focusing on quality of life while addressing the physical, social, spiritual and psychologic needs of the patient with an end-stage diagnosis. Hospice care can take place in the home, a hospital, nursing home, board & care or assisted living.

In brief: It's the same...
The philosophy of hospice care is the same no matter where the patient is.
It's an expert team focusing on quality of life while addressing the physical, social, spiritual and psychologic needs of the patient with an end-stage diagnosis. Hospice care can take place in the home, a hospital, nursing home, board & care or assisted living.
Dr. Isaac Vielma
Dr. Isaac Vielma
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Dr. Suzana Makowski
Palliative Care
In brief: 4types-based on need
Hospice care differs between hospices - important to ask.
Hospice is generally provided to patients in their own home, (house or nursing home). This is called "routine" hospice care. Respite hospice - when patients are in a nursing home for up to 2 weeks. When suffering is bad there are 2 types: continuous care -nurse is at bedside of patient for up to 3 days. Inpatient hospice - in hospital or nh.

In brief: 4types-based on need
Hospice care differs between hospices - important to ask.
Hospice is generally provided to patients in their own home, (house or nursing home). This is called "routine" hospice care. Respite hospice - when patients are in a nursing home for up to 2 weeks. When suffering is bad there are 2 types: continuous care -nurse is at bedside of patient for up to 3 days. Inpatient hospice - in hospital or nh.
Dr. Suzana Makowski
Dr. Suzana Makowski
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