It’s World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, Oct. 14
Managing pain and end-of-life care is sacred work. That’s why World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is held annually on October 14 to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care and caregivers around the world. At Lutheran Senior Services, both Hospice and Palliative Care provide comfort care for people who have terminal or chronic conditions.
What is the difference between Hospice and Palliative care?
Hospice is compassionate comfort care, as opposed to curative care, for people facing a terminal illness with a prognosis of six months or less. Palliative Care is compassionate comfort care that provides relief from chronic symptoms and the physical and mental stress of a serious or life-limiting illness. Palliative Care can be pursued at diagnosis and during curative treatment and follow-up – you don’t have to give up treatment that might cure a serious illness.
How are Palliative and Hospice care alike?
The goal of both the Palliative and Hospice care programs is to provide comfort and an improved life experience wherever one is on their journey. This includes adding an extra layer of care and support for terminally or chronically ill people and their families, as well as honoring choices to ultimately improve quality of life or end-of-life.
World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is a wonderful opportunity to recognize the team members and volunteers who provide this meaningful service through LSS Hospice and LSS Palliative Care. With compassion, they provide physical, emotional, and spiritual support to people and their families during some of their most difficult times.
Learn more about LSS Hospice Care here: https://www.lssliving.org/services/hospice/