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BENEFIT FROM PALLIATIVE CARE

When faced with a serious illness, patients have several options. They can choose to seek full treatment with the intention of curing the illness. Or, if the illness has no cure or involves expensive and uncomfortable treatments, the patient can choose to leave it untreated and merely manage its symptoms, transitioning to the end of life in the most peaceful way possible. These choices demonstrate the main difference between palliative care and hospice care.

At Westlake Village Hospice, we offer palliative care for those patients who are still seeking treatment for their conditions.Anyone with a serious illness can receive palliative care. However, a patient only qualifies for hospice care if a medical professional believes they have less than six months to live. The choice to accept hospice care indicates that the patient has accepted their condition, and the purpose of treatment is to ease their passing. Also, Medicare provides for the entire cost of hospice care, while palliative care may or may not covered, depending on your specific plan.

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palliative care benefits

When faced with a serious illness, patients have several options. They can choose to seek full treatment with the intention of curing the illness. Or, if the illness has no cure or involves expensive and uncomfortable treatments, the patient can choose to leave it untreated and merely manage its symptoms, transitioning to the end of life in the most peaceful way possible. These choices demonstrate the main difference between palliative care and hospice care. At Westlake Village Hospice, we offer palliative care for those patients who are still seeking treatment for their conditions.

Anyone with a serious illness can receive palliative care. However, a patient only qualifies for hospice care if a medical professional believes they have less than six months to live. The choice to accept hospice care indicates that the patient has accepted their condition, and the purpose of treatment is to ease their passing. Also, Medicare provides for the entire cost of hospice care, while palliative care may or may not covered, depending on your specific plan.


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There are a range of serious medical conditions that produce significant stress and physical discomfort that can be relieved by palliative care, including: cancer, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), kidney disease, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), and any serious, potentially terminal condition. Palliative care uses medication and therapy to ease a variety of symptoms, including depression, pain, shortness of breath, constipation, fatigue, nausea, sleep difficulties, loss of appetite, anxiety, and more.

If a patient decides to switch from palliative to hospice care, some forms of treatment can be continued. For example, even if a patient decides not to seek further treatment for cancer, they may still be taking blood pressure medication, antidepressants, etc. Contact Westlake Village Hospice to discuss the type of care that you or your loved one needs. We serve the Los Angeles area, including Northridge, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Ventura County, Antelope Valley, and surrounding cities.

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