While hospice also focuses on managing symptoms and pain, this type of care is for people in the terminal phase of their lives. As such, it includes an interdisciplinary team approach to tend to the holistic needs of the patient and family.
- Dependent on a prognosis of six months or less to live
- Medicare benefit, Type A billing
- Includes an interdisciplinary approach
- For the family and patient
- Main focus is end-of-life care