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Last modified: November 14, 2013, 8:59 PM
Hospice care, unlike home health care, provides treatment to manage pain and symptoms associated with a terminal illness. In addition, hospice care gives support - emotionally, spiritually, and socially to the patient and the family. The goal of hospice is to provide comfort and care, not "cure" the illness or disease, like home health care. Pain and symptom control are the objectives of all hospice services. The goal of hospice care is to enable the person who is terminally ill to enjoy life to the fullest. Types of hospice care services provided depend on the patient's needs and preferences.