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Hospice care is a program that provides end of life medical care for terminally ill patients, generally defined as suffering from an illness resulting in a life expectancy of six months or less.

Hospice shifts the primary focus of treatment from curing the illness to providing comfort through pain relief, symptom management and supportive services for patients and their families.

That care can be provided in the home, an extended living facility such as a nursing home or assisted living facility, or in a specialized hospice residence.

The Hospice and Palliative Care Federation of Massachusetts provides more information on the hospice process and listings of hospice facilities throughout the state.

In-Home Hospice Agencies Serving MetroWest:

CareGroup Parmenter Home Care & Hospice
Address: 266 Cochituate Road 
Wayland, MA 01778
Phone: 508-358-3000
MetroWest communities served: Ashland, Dover, Framingham, Hudson, Marlborough, Natick, Needham, Northborough, Sherborn, Southborough, Sudbury, Wayland, Wellesley
Note: Also serves additional communities beyond the Caregiving MetroWest coverage area.

Community VNA Hospice and Palliative Care
10 Emory Street
Attleboro, MA 02703
Phone: 508-222-0118; 800-220-0110

Good Shepherd Community Care
90 Wells Avenue
Newton, MA 02459
Phone: 617-969-6130
Note: Features Russian and Asian hospice programs. Service area includes MetroWest communities of Dover, Framingham, Medfield, Natick, Needham, Sherborn, Sudbury, Wayland and Wellesley.

Hospice of Western and Central Massachusetts
144 Turnpike Road, Suite 220
Southborough, MA 01772
Phone: 508-303-3020; 877-786-4004

MetroWest Home Care & Hospice
Address: 85 Lincoln Street
Framingham, MA 01702
Phone: 508-383-7000

Overlook VNA & Hospice
Address: 416 Belmont Street, Suite 200
Worcester, MA 01604
Phone: 508-792-3760; 800-990-7642

Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care
Address: 275 Grove Street
Newton, MA 02466
Phone: 866-670-9449
MetroWest communities served: Ashland, Bellingham, Dover, Framingham, Franklin, Holliston, Hopkinton, Marlborough, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Natick, Needham, Norfolk, Sherborn, Sudbury, Wayland, Wellesley
Note: Also serves additional communities beyond the Caregiving MetroWest coverage area.

UMass Memorial Home Health & Hospice
Address: 650 Lincoln Street
Worcester, MA 01605
Phone: 508-754-0052; 800-300-0202

VNA and Hospice of Greater Milford
SALMON VNA & Hospice
Address: 37 Birch Street
Milford, MA 01757
Phone: 508-473-0862
MetroWest communities served: Bellingham, Franklin, Holliston, Hopedale, Hopkinton, Medway, Mendon, Milford, Millis, Norfolk
Note: Also serves additional communities beyond the Caregiving MetroWest coverage area.

VNA Care Network & Hospice
Needham Office
Address: 175 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02494
Phone: 781-455-6661

VNA Care Network & Hospice
Southborough Office
Address: 333 Turnpike Road
Southborough, MA 01772
Phone: 508-786-0693

VNA Care Network & Hospice
Worcester Office
Address: 120 Thomas St.
Worcester, MA 01608
Phone: 508-756-7176

Resident Hospice Facilities in Massachusetts:

The following hospices offer general inpatient and residential care in their own facilities. In Massachusetts, there are eight hospice residences. Two of these are also licensed for the hospice general inpatient level of care for pediatric and adult patients who have very complex pain and symptom management needs that cannot be met in another setting.

CareGroup Parmenter Home Care & Hospice, Inc.
Miriam Boyd Parlin Hospice Residence

Address: 10 Green Way 
Wayland, MA 01778 
Beds: 10
Phone: 508-358-3000 x311 

Dr. Matthew S. Shwartz Hospice & Palliative Care
The Gann Residence Leonard Florence Center for Living
Address: 165 Captain's Row
Chelsea, MA 02150
Beds: 10
Phone: 617-887-0001

Hospice of the Fisher Home
Fisher Home Hospice House
Address: 1165 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01002
Beds: 6

Hospice of the North Shore and Greater Boston
The Kaplan Family Hospice House*
Address: 78 Liberty Street
Danvers, MA 01923
Beds: 12
Phone: 978-774-7566
* General inpatient level of care also available

Hospice & Palliative Care of Cape Cod
The McCarthy Care Center
Address: 73 Service Road
E. Sandwich, MA 02537
Beds: 10
Phone: 508-957-0200

Merrimack Valley Hospice House
Address: 360 North Avenue
Haverhill, MA
Phone: 978-552-4599

VNA Care Hospice 

All referrals: 800-728-1862

  • Chilton House
    65 Chilton Street
    Cambridge, MA
  • Rose Monahan Hospice Home*
    10 Judith Road
    Worcester, MA
    * General inpatient level of care also available
  • Stanley Tippett Home
    920 South Street
    Needham, MA

VNA Hospice of Middlesex-East
Hospice House
Address: 320 Haverhill Street
Reading, MA 01867
Beds: 9
Phone: 781-224-3399

This is a partial listing courtesy of does not license, endorse or recommend any providers. For information call BayPath Elder Services, Inc. at 508-573-7200.

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