What's the difference between a nursing home and hospice care?

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asked Sep 20, 2019 in People with Disabilities by YiopxWirtvy (300 points)
What's the difference between a nursing home and hospice care?

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answered Sep 20, 2019 by Minty (106,740 points)
Basically hospice care is there to provide the patient with compassion and more care while the person is terminally ill and dying.

The hospice care center helps the patient that is dying accept that death is approaching and they are much better at caring for dying patients than a regular nursing home is.

Most staff at hospice care centers are very nice and very loving people who really do care about the patients that are in their facility.

A hospice car center is much better at dealing with the approaching death of a patient and you can sometimes have some hospice care people come to a nursing home if you do not want to move the patient from a familiar nursing home to another place such as hospice care.

The hospice care facility or staff will help get the patient ready for the approaching death and helps those people prepare for death and accept death that is coming.

Hospice care is much better for a patient that is dying than a nursing home is and hospice care staff are much more caring for a patient that is about to die than a nursing home staff is.

Nursing homes are not always the best caring place and some people who work at nursing homes hate their job and just work there for the money.

Nursing homes have more abuse than hospice care centers as well.

If the patient is approaching death due to a terminal illness soon then having the person admitted to a hospice care center is much better than a nursing home is.
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answered Jun 5, 2020 by swipka777 (6,100 points)

Nursing homes provide a place to live and 24/7 care from licensed health care professionals. Unlike hospicenursing homes aren't designed to ease the suffering of a person about to die, they aim to help the person recover, and if at all possible, even move back out once they're well enough. As for me, I used the service Hospice to help my grandmother to recover after a stroke and we used https://myallamericanhospice.com/home-hospice/‚Äč which was a perfect decision in the current situation.

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