How Does Palliative Care Differ from Hospice Care?

BayView Senior Assisted Living is a family owned and operated independent and assisted living community in Point Loma, California. Our owners have firsthand experience as Alzheimer’s and dementia affected families and understand what goes into making decisions around memory care for a loved one. We walk alongside families as they traverse the difficult road of Alzheimer’s and have been supporting the greater San Diego community for a decade. 

We understand that our residents’ holistic experience of life (social, spiritual, emotional, mental, physical) is incredibly important. Our compassionate caregivers provide top-notch, individualized care to each of the members of our memory care communities. Are you looking for assisted living, respite care, or palliative and hospice care accommodations near you? Look no further than BayView Senior Assisted Living.  

The Main Differences Between Palliative Care and Hospice Care

Hospice care typically refers to care given to an individual with 6 months or less to live who is no longer pursuing curative care. Palliative care is given to individuals with serious or life-threatening illnesses who are still receiving curative treatment. Individuals who receive palliative care may have illnesses that are chronic, life-threatening, or curable. 

Like hospice care, palliative care is intended to be holistic. This means that it is multidisciplinary and aims to treat an individual at emotional, physiological, social, and spiritual levels as well as treating physical symptoms. Pain management and overall wellness are two primary care areas. Palliative care may also involve support for loved ones or family caregivers. 

Palliative Care for Dementia Patients 

Family members caring for loved ones with dementia need significant support. Seeking palliative care soon after a dementia diagnosis can be incredibly helpful. Palliative care aims to improve quality of life for the dementia affected individual as well as their family members. 

A palliative care team is trained to recognize the signs indicating that a patient should receive care in a skilled nursing community as opposed to continuing care at home. Palliative care specialists also help families navigate the complexities of the healthcare system. 

This website is a helpful tool for searching for palliative care providers by state: Palliative Care Provider Directory | Get Palliative Care

Is Palliative Care Covered By Insurance? 

Different insurance plans cover different aspects of palliative care. Most plans cover some, if not all, palliative care services for a long-term illness. This is especially true for medication and palliative care offered in a hospital setting. Insurance coverage for palliative care at home or at a skilled nursing facility or senior living community might be more limited. 

To receive palliative care at home, a referral for home-based palliative care must be submitted. Medicare will cover this under some circumstances. Medicare Part B coverage may cover some supplies and services utilized to treat a serious illness. Medicaid also provides coverage for some medications and treatments related to palliative care. 


Are you looking for palliative care near you? 

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you are looking for palliative care or palliative care accommodations near you. We’ve been serving the greater San Diego area for over a decade (with locations in Point Loma, La Mesa, downtown San Diego, and Encinitas) and are happy to talk you through the options available to you. 

Individualized Senior Care in San Diego, California 

At BayView Senior Assisted Living (and at our partner locations, Mesa View Senior Assisted Living and Harbor View Senior Assisted Living) our compassionate, highly competent staff provide holistic care to each member of our memory care communities. From customized meal plans to special outings and beautiful outdoor spaces at our senior living location in Point Loma, we provide unparalleled, top-notch care. 

Senior Care, Palliative Care, and Hospice Care Accommodations in San Diego 

BayView Senior Assisted Living is a family owned and operated independent and assisted living community in Point Loma, California. Our owners have firsthand experience as Alzheimer’s and dementia affected families and understand what goes into making decisions around memory care for a loved one. We walk alongside families as they traverse the difficult road of Alzheimer’s and have been supporting the greater San Diego community for a decade. 

We understand that our residents’ holistic experience of life (social, spiritual, emotional, mental, physical) is incredibly important. Our compassionate caregivers provide top-notch, individualized care to each of the members of our memory care communities. Are you looking for assisted living, respite care, or palliative and hospice care accommodations near you? Look no further than BayView Senior Assisted Living.  

The Main Differences Between Palliative Care and Hospice Care

Hospice care typically refers to care given to an individual with 6 months or less to live who is no longer pursuing curative care. Palliative care is given to individuals with serious or life-threatening illnesses who are still receiving curative treatment. Individuals who receive palliative care may have illnesses that are chronic, life-threatening, or curable. 

Like hospice care, palliative care is intended to be holistic. This means that it is multidisciplinary and aims to treat an individual at emotional, physiological, social, and spiritual levels as well as treating physical symptoms. Pain management and overall wellness are two primary care areas. Palliative care may also involve support for loved ones or family caregivers. 

Palliative Care for Dementia Patients 

Family members caring for loved ones with dementia need significant support. Seeking palliative care soon after a dementia diagnosis can be incredibly helpful. Palliative care aims to improve quality of life for the dementia affected individual as well as their family members. 

A palliative care team is trained to recognize the signs indicating that a patient should receive care in a skilled nursing community as opposed to continuing care at home. Palliative care specialists also help families navigate the complexities of the healthcare system. 

This website is a helpful tool for searching for palliative care providers by state: Palliative Care Provider Directory | Get Palliative Care

Is Palliative Care Covered By Insurance? 

Different insurance plans cover different aspects of palliative care. Most plans cover some, if not all, palliative care services for a long-term illness. This is especially true for medication and palliative care offered in a hospital setting. Insurance coverage for palliative care at home or at a skilled nursing facility or senior living community might be more limited. 

To receive palliative care at home, a referral for home-based palliative care must be submitted. Medicare will cover this under some circumstances. Medicare Part B coverage may cover some supplies and services utilized to treat a serious illness. Medicaid also provides coverage for some medications and treatments related to palliative care. 


Are you looking for palliative care near you? 

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you are looking for palliative care or palliative care accommodations near you. We’ve been serving the greater San Diego area for over a decade (with locations in Point Loma, La Mesa, downtown San Diego, and Encinitas) and are happy to talk you through the options available to you. 

Individualized Senior Care in San Diego, California 

At BayView Senior Assisted Living (and at our partner locations, Mesa View Senior Assisted Living and Harbor View Senior Assisted Living) our compassionate, highly competent staff provide holistic care to each member of our memory care communities. From customized meal plans to special outings and beautiful outdoor spaces at our senior living location in Point Loma, we provide unparalleled, high-quality care. 

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