Get Hospice Care
Hospice of the South Shore is a Medicare-certified hospice program providing care for terminally ill patients regardless of the diagnosis. Our hospice team works closely with our patient’s physician to determine eligibility and will travel to wherever you are—whether that is your home or an assisted living or skilled nursing facility.
Our care team is on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week for emergency consultations, support and skilled nursing visits.
Our patient-and-family centered approach is based on love, compassion, and genuine caring. It embraces the whole person and encompasses the physical, spiritual and emotional aspects of care.
Hospice of the South Shore is led by a medical director who provides expertise to the team to ensure the highest quality of care for our patients. Working closely with each patient’s primary physician, the care team works alongside the patient, their family, and caregiver to create individualized plans to aggressively manage symptoms and pain with the goal of keeping patients comfortable at home.
Our team includes:
- Hospice medical director
- Specially trained nurses
- Social workers
- Home health aides
- Trained volunteers
Medicare, Medicaid, and the majority of private health insurance policies cover most hospice services when ordered by a physician. We will work with your insurance company to coordinate coverage. To ensure that no one is denied care due to an inability to pay, financial assistance is available for those who qualify.
Hospice is a challenging time for a patient's family members, but it's important for loved ones to know that there are resources available that can provide guidance and help.
South Shore Health offers several free video resource libraries for hospice patients and their families.
These videos provide hospice training for caregivers, teach caregivers how to best support their loved one, and offer help managing emotional challenges and processing grief.
We offer a variety of bereavement programs to support families experiencing grief after the loss of a loved one. All services are free of charge for up to 13 months after a loved one dies. These services include:
- Phone and in-person consultations
- Support groups
- Educational events
- Referrals to services and programs that meet your needs
To talk to our bereavement coordinator, call 781-624-7046.