Palliative Care Programs

Offered in your home throughout Greater Boston and at the following locations:

What is Palliative Care?

Just like cardiology or oncology, palliative care is a medical specialty. While other members of your health care team focus on treating your underlying illness, palliative care providers focus only on treating the symptoms associated with that illness that may be standing in the way of you living your best life.

Palliative care can help by:

  • Taking a holistic view of your illness and working to reduce pain as well as emotional distress
  • Helping you consider your goals for illness management based on what matters most to you
  • Working with your doctor in developing a plan of care consistent with those goals
  • Delivering an integrated portfolio of services which may include massage and music therapy, to manage symptoms

Palliative Care at Hebrew SeniorLife

Hebrew SeniorLife offers palliative care to homebound seniors through Hebrew SeniorLife Home Health and as a specialty for patients at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center. If you are interested in palliative care but not homebound, your physician can refer you to an outpatient palliative care clinic.

Through Home Health Services

If you are homebound due to a chronic illness or recent hospitalization, and within our in-home care service area or in a Hebrew SeniorLife senior living community, palliative care can come to you.

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During Rehabilitative Care

During your stay at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for short-term rehabilitative care, our palliative care team is available to address symptoms that are not relieved by other treatments and therapies.

Learn about Post-Acute Care

For Families Facing Dementia

At the Deanna and Sidney Wolk Center for Memory Health, we offer outpatient palliative care as one part of our whole-person care for people with dementia and their families. Our palliative care specialists work with patients and their families to understand how the disease impacts their life, suggest medical and non-medical ways to alleviate the effects of dementia, and help families define and document goals of care. 

See Our Outpatient Memory Care Offerings

As Part of Long-Term Chronic Care

Hebrew Rehabilitation Center offers palliative care as a compassionate and innovative response to the pressing end-of-life needs of our patients and families. Palliative care is focused on relief of pain, symptoms, and emotional stress brought on by serious illness.

View Palliative Care at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center

Older man with walker stands at doorway of his home as he waves goodbye to his home health nurse

More on the Benefits of Palliative Care at Home

Palliative care is for patients who do not need hospice care, but would benefit from care focused on symptom relief, even as a curative treatment is sought. Our home-based palliative care program is designed to fill a critical gap in the care of patients with chronic illness who want to prevent frequent hospitalizations and enjoy a better quality of life.

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