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The Difference Between Palliative Care and Hospice

Both palliative care and hospice care provide comfort. But palliative care can begin at diagnosis, and at the same time as treatment. Hospice care begins after treatment of the disease is stopped and when it is clear that the person is not going to survive the illness.

Hospice care is most often offered only when the person is expected to live 6 months or less.

 

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How to access Hospice & Palliative Care in Alberta:

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