PalliaHealth Consultations are meant to bring comfort, but are not the same as hospice care.
Hospice care is specifically for people whose main goal is comfort, not a cure, and who are likely in their last six months of life. You usually cannot have hospice care while you are also having treatment such as chemotherapy or radiation with the goal of being cured. The services included in hospice care are very well defined by Medicare and are similar from one hospice to another across America.
PalliaHealth Consultations are appropriate at any stage of a serious illness, regardless of your prognosis. You can have PalliaHealth while you continue to get treatment in the hope of being cured. In fact, palliative care can be very helpful to people who are struggling with the physical and emotional stress and the side effects of their treatment.
PalliaHealth by Agrace offers additional services that vary in the types of support they offer, and where the care is provided. PalliaHealth Consultations include an initial in-home assessment visit, with one or more follow-up visits, if needed, to help you implement any changes you decide to make.