Hospice Care

Hospice care delivered through our center — Central MA Hospice

Hospice is the care of patients and their loved ones, helping them live with the challenge of a serious life limiting illness.

At the VNA of Southern Worcester County’s hospice center — Central MA Hospice —our team will provide support not only for the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of the patient, but support for the family and caregivers as well.

Patients who are receiving aggressive treatment or who are not ready for hospice care can be followed and cared for by our Palliative Care program.

Our team:

  • Hospice Medical Director. A physician working with our interdisciplinary team for the best possible patient care and symptom management.
  • Hospice Director. An experienced Hospice clinician leading and overseeing our interdisciplinary team to insure quality patient care and family support.
  • Hospice Care Manager. A registered nurse working directly with the patient, family and caregivers.
  • Social Worker. A skilled clinician providing counseling, planning and support.
  • Spiritual Counselor. Provides direct support and spiritual care services and works with local clergy of the patient’s choice, if desired.
  • Hospice Volunteers. Trained volunteers to provide companionship, respite and assistance to patients and their families.

Additional Services:

  • Home health Aides for personal care
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • Medical supplies and equipment
  • Bereavement counseling
  • Pet Peace of Mind

Contact Us

To speak with a specialist at Central MA Hospice who can assist you call our Hospice directly at 508 755-4500

To Arrange Care

Central MA Hospice is a division of the Visiting Nurse Association of Southern Worcester County. Most insurers accepted. Call our intake at 508 943-0612 or 800 336-7639

Palliative Care program

The Visiting Nurse Association of Southern Worcester County has over 100 years experience caring for individuals with serious illnesses who want to remain in their home.

Our Palliative care program provides physical and emotional support to individuals facing serious life threatening illnesses or those suffering from complex life altering conditions.

How can our Palliative Care program help?

Our clinicians work directly with patients to provide physical comfort, including:

  • managing pain, nausea, anxiety, shortness of breath and other symptoms
  • managing the side effects of chemotherapy and other treatments
  • improving the ability to manage activities of daily living
  • identifying treatment options and care goals

Palliative care is covered by most insurers.

To Arrange Care or for more information

Call our intake department at 508 943-0612 or 800 336-7639

Pet Peace of Mind

This groundbreaking national program enables hospice patients to keep their pets at home with them throughout their end of life journey.

For many in hospice care, changes in their physical condition leads to a decrease of previously enjoyed social opportunities and relationships. Pets offer unconditional love, acceptance, comfort and companionship when it is needed most – the time when friends and family are not seen as frequently or hen words are too hard to say.

Pet peace of Mind provides helping hands and financial assistance so that caring volunteers are able to help patients with pet care needs. With this loving support, patients are able to complete their end of life journey without worrying about their pet’s current or future needs.