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Hospice and Palliative Care

What is hospice care?
When medical treatment can no longer add days to a life, terminally ill patient's most fervent wish is to live out each day with fulfillment and dignity, in the comfort of their own home. Hospice is dedicated to helping individuals and theirloved ones cope with terminal illness to find comfort, quality of life and peace throughout this most difficult journey. Serving the community since 1979, the multidisciplinary team of Hospice & Palliative Care staff and volunteers is committed to providing comprehensive,
compassionate care which:

  • Gives terminally ill patients the chance to live each day fully and comfortably
  • Meets the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their loved ones
  • Fosters spiritual growth to help patients and their loved ones find within themselves strength, integrity, self-worth, reconciliation and inner peace



Hospice Care
Supportive care for terminally ill patients of all ages and their loved ones:

  • 24-hour nurse availability
  • Physician services
  • Social services
  • Spiritual support
  • Physical, Occupational and Speech Language therapy
  • Drugs and medical supplies
  • Home health aide services
  • Medical social workers
  • Complimentary therapies
  • Volunteer services
  • Respite care
  • Bereavement counseling and support groups
  • Short-term inpatient care

Palliative Care Services
Palliative care extends the principles of hospice care and provides services to individuals with life-threatening illness who continue to receive treatment:

Accessing hospice services
Individuals may request hospice services or be referred by their physician or health care providers, family members or friends. Patients are accepted based on their health care needs - not on their ability to pay. However, most patients qualify for reimbursement through Medicare, Medicaid, HMOs and private insurance companies.

Hospice & Palliative Care Offices

200 Mill Road
Fairhaven, MA 02719
fax: 508-646-4018

1822 North Main Street
Fall River, MA 02720

244 North Main Street
Raynham, MA 02767

1676 East Main Road
Portsmouth, RI 02871

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