Coping with a serious or life-limiting illness can sometimes be a difficult experience, not only for the patient, but for family and friends as well. At JHC Hospice, all our caregivers are seasoned professionals who have been carefully selected and are committed to journeying alongside our patients and their loved ones while providing care with the utmost compassion, respect, and dignity.
Hospice is a philosophy of care that focuses on the whole person: physically, emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually. JHC Hospice provides symptom management and practical guidance and assistance aimed at enhancing quality of life and promoting optimum comfort and dignity. Hospice care is centered on the patient, family, and caregiver to make it possible for those in the last phases of life to remain as independent and autonomous as possible in surroundings of the patient and family’s choosing. JHC Hospice cares for people from all walks of life, embracing diversity in culture, lifestyle, religion, values, and beliefs with respect and honor.
Beginning the Conversation
At any time, the JHC Hospice team can meet with potential patients and their loved ones to answer questions and provide supportive guidance with no costs, expectations, or commitments. If you would prefer, you may call us for a telephone consultation at 508-713-0512. Our goal is to help you make informed decisions about the path of care you choose and to support you in those decisions. You or your family can contact us directly or a referral can be made by your physician, hospital staff, skilled nursing facility, or community agency. If you choose hospice, our staff will coordinate with your physician.
Links and Resources
JHC Hospice holds membership and participates in the following organizations to enhance staff education and development, quality assurance, and promote best practices.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (www.nhpco.org)
Hospice & Palliative Care Federation of Massachusetts (www.hospicefed.org)
I would like to thank the staff of the JHC Hospice team for making it possible for my husband to come home to his family. A tremendous amount of effort and coordination was expended in just a matter of a few hours to be able to move him from the hospital to our home by having a medical bed delivered as well as medicines and services to ensure that he was comfortable. For that, I am eternally grateful. Thank you all for your kindness and words of comfort. I will never forget this. ~ Family Member
Thank you so much for caring for my Mom during her last two months. She appeared very comfortable and content. It is comforting to the family to know that. ~ The G. Family
We would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the kind, warm loving care you so generously gave our Mom and the patience and support you gave us. It is a real gift you have given and at a time when we needed it most. We have been so impressed by and grateful for the incredible service your whole team offers to families. It seems there is nothing you won’t do to help and be of service including the supportive correspondence and phone calls following Mom’s passing. ~ Family of Margaret Arnold
We wanted to extend a thank you to the Jewish Healthcare Center and the amazing home hospice care your staff gave to our father. We can’t say enough about the care, compassion, and truly amazing kindness that your staff gave to my Dad as well as our family. ~ The Children of Paul C.
The support given during the many phases of my mother’s disease was great and made this journey so much easier to navigate. My goal was to keep my mom comfortable in her assisted living apartment until her last days and thanks to all of you we were able to achieve that goal. ~ Cathy Flanagan and Family