Hebrew SeniorLife Hospice Care, part of Hebrew SeniorLife’s continuum of care, is founded on a rich, century-long tradition of providing quality care for seniors in the Greater Boston community. Our multidisciplinary team works with patients and families to maintain the dignity, comfort and spiritual wellbeing of seniors and to empower them and their families to make well-informed decisions as they move through the end-of-life experience.
Hospice care is a special form of health and wellness care designed for patients at end of life. It takes a holistic view of patient needs, appreciating social and spiritual elements that contribute to a patient’s sense of well-being. Hospice care neither hastens nor prolongs the dying process. Rather, it provides comfort and seeks to optimize the quality of the experience for both patients and their families.
We are dedicated to offering medical care aimed at easing our patients’ pain and anxiety. At the same time, we help them achieve emotional and spiritual wholeness. We become the community within the community, standing by family members as they provide loving care. We support them through the confusing weeks and months of terminal illness and remain close by as family members and close friends begin to heal from their loss.
Choosing hospice care is always a difficult decision. However, it is important to understand that hospice care focuses on life—not the end at end of life. The opportunity to enjoy extraordinary moments is still present.