Hospice care is patient centered and patient directed. It is one of the best examples in health care of collaboration by an interdisciplinary team dedicated to meeting the needs of the patient and family. In consultation with the patient, his or her loved ones, primary caregiver, and the patient’s own physician, the hospice team prepares an individual plan of care based on patient and family needs and goals. Direct care is provided by the primary caregiver, if available, and augmented by the hospice team. Care is provided wherever the patient calls home. Hospice also provides medications related to comfort and the terminal diagnosis, supplies, and durable medical equipment that is needed. Hospice is designed to support the care that the patient’s primary caregiver provides.

What Sets Us Apart

At Hospice Services of Massachusetts we are committed to making a lasting difference in the lives of individuals diagnosed with a life limiting illness by enabling them and their loved ones to live each day as fully and comfortably as possible. Our team of caring, professional staff and volunteers will pay careful attention to the medical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of individuals, their families and friends.

Our staff is committed to working closely with the patient, family and caregiver to assist them in understanding the end of life process, identifying what they can expect at the end of life, and empowering them to provide care when our team is not present.

We are a community-based hospice, providing end-of-life comfort care to patients in any setting that is considered home as well as acute care hospital settings.


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