Home-Based Palliative Care Can Improve Quality of Life (Next Avenue)

Next Avenue quoted Susan Enguidanos on how home-based palliative care can have benefits for quality of life. “Both hospice and home-based palliative care provide symptom management, psychosocial support, pain control, education and caregiver support to meet a patient’s medical, social and spiritual needs. But they are completely different in this way: Hospice is for people who are actively dying and who do not want to pursue aggressive treatment for their medical problems. Home-based palliative care is for people struggling with a serious illness but who are not actively dying and, in fact, may be undergoing treatment with the goal of recovery.”