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Local Hospice and Palliative Care

Local Hospice and Palliative Programs

The following programs in Central Massachusetts inform residents of the availability of consultation, residence, hospice, and palliative care programs in the area.

UMass Memorial Medical Center Palliative Care Consultation Service
UMass Memorial Medical Center, Memorial Campus, 119 Belmont Street, Worcester, MA 01605. Offered through the Department of Medicine, the Palliative Care Consultation Service provides continuous palliative care from early to late stages of disease that complements care provided by the patient’s physician and primary treatment team. See

UMass Memorial Home Health and Hospice Pediatric Palliative Care Program

UMass Memorial Home Health and Hospice is one of only 10 hospices in Massachusetts to embark on a new Pediatric Palliative Care Program, administered by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The program differs from hospice care in a number of ways. There is no requirement for a six-month prognosis. Children must have a life-limiting disease. Curative treatments may be continued and the family need not discontinue services of other providers.

Services include consults for pain and symptom management, assessment and care management, counseling, spiritual support, music and massage therapies, respite care, and bereavement care for family members when needed. For information, call the UMass Memorial Home Health and Hospice Intake Department at 508-754-0052.

St. Vincent Hospital Palliative Care Consultation Service
120 Thomas Street, Worcester, MA 01608. The SVH Palliative Care Consultation Service is a specialized team of medical professionals
who care for patients who are experiencing advanced progressive
illness. Consultation is available for patients on an inpatient, outpatient, or home care basis. Tel: Palliative care consultation for patients: 800-728-1862 See

VNA Care Network & Hospice Palliative Pathways

120 Thomas St., Worcester, MA 01608. Palliative Pathways combines care consultations, Care Choices (Bridge Program), and hospice care services. The goal of the Palliative Pathways team is to reduce the suffering of individuals and families facing a serious illness while offering the best possible quality of life. See Tel: 800-728-1862

VNA Care Network Pediatric Palliative Care Program
VNA Care Network & Hospice, 120 Thomas St. Worcester MA 01608. Called “Children’s Choices,” this is a new program of supportive services for children with life-limiting illnesses and their families in Central Massachusetts. The program is designed to meet the physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs of the child and family. Tel: Pediatric Palliative Care Coordinator: 508-751-6856 or Referral Center: 800-728-1862.

The Hospice & Palliative Care Federation of Massachusetts
1420 Providence Highway, Suite 277, Norwood, MA 02062.
Hospice locations can be found using the complete and current online listing of hospices within the state and nation. See: Call: 800-962-2973 or 781-255-7077.

Hospice Residence/In-Patient Facility in Worcester Area

Rose Monahan Hospice Home + Inpatient Facility (VNA Care Network + Hospice, 10 beds)
10 Judith Road
Worcester, MA 01602
Tel: 508- 421-5120

Hospice Programs in Worcester Area

Beacon Hospice
Framingham office:
160 Speen St. Ste. 202
Framingham, MA 01701
Tel: 508-875-1380         
Fax: 508-620-2937

Care Alternatives of MA
181 Cedar Hill Street
Marlborough, MA 01752
Toll Free Phone: 866-508-8390
Tel: 508-229-8390         
Fax: 508-229-8435    

Diversified VNA
25 Tucker Drive
Leominster, MA 01453
Tel: 978-728-0646         
Fax: 978-537-0134  

Evercare Hospice & Palliative Care
950 Winter Street, 4th floor
Waltham, MA 02451
Tel: 781-472-8640         
Toll Free: 800-956-1276     
Fax: 781-472-8747

Gardner Visiting Nurse Association Hospice
34 Pearly Lane
Gardner, MA 01440
Tel: 978-632-1230         
Fax: 978-632-4513

Jewish Home Hospice
631 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA
Tel: 508-713-0512         
Fax: 508-757-7080

Notre Dame Hospice
559 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01605
Tel: 508- 852-5505        
Fax 508 373-0353   

Overlook VNA & Hospice services
88 Masonic Hill Road, PO Box 1000
Charlton, MA 01507
Tel: 508-434-2200         
Fax: 508-434-2438  

UMass Memorial Hospice
650 Lincoln Street
Worcester, MA 01605
Tel: 508-754-0052         
Fax: 508-854-8227  

VNA Care Hospice –an affiliate of VNA Care Network
120 Thomas Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Tel: 800-728-1862         
Fax: 508-751-6878    
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West River Care
2310 Washington Street, Suite 100
Newton Lower Falls, MA 02462
Tel: 781-707-9580         
Fax: 781-707-9590  

Information on this web site was compiled by the former Better Ending Partnership
and is now maintained as a community service by UMass Memorial Health Care.