As a Huntington’s disease (HD) Advocate and retired hospice professional, explaining the following three types of care is important for the HD community to know about when caring for a loved one with the disease. You can find these programs in your community.
Hospice care focuses on the care, comfort, and quality of life of a person with a serious illness who is approaching the end of life.
Palliative care is meant to enhance a person’s current care by focusing on quality of life for them and their family.
So, what is the common thread with these three approaches to care? All three concentrate on improving the quality of a person’s life when challenged with a life threatening illness; like Huntington’s.
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