What Is Hospice?
Hospice Care offers comfort and dignity at the end of life when a cure is no longer possible and life expectancy is six months or less. Hospice is a special way of caring and making every day count for the patient and their family.
At this time in our lives we would prefer to be at home with our family and friends. In hospice we focus on the maximum quality of life through physical, spiritual and psychosocial support. Care can be provided in the patient's home, a long term care facility or at an assisted living facility. The goal of the program is to provide our patients' with comfort and dignity and ensure quality of life as they face their life-limiting illness. Our dedicated team of professionals includes a Medical Director, nurses that are certified in hospice and palliative care and board certified in pain management, social worker, spiritual counselor, home health aides, rehab therapists, massage therapists and volunteers that are specially trained. Hospice care is focused on providing care that manages the patient's pain and related symptoms as well as addressing the emotional and spiritual needs of the entire family. Our team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Agency offers a comprehensive bereavement support program for at least a year following the loved one's death.
The Medical Director, your primary doctor and the interdisciplinary team develops an individualized plan of care and teaches the patient and family what to expect as the illness progresses. Hospice services must be prescribed by a physician, however to learn more about the program or to have your questions answered please feel free to call and speak with one of our team members.
Noble Visiting Nurse and Hospice Services is a non-profit, Medicare certified Agency that is licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and provides care regardless of age, race, or diagnosis.