Hospice Services

Hospice emphasizes quality of life by focusing on what is important for each patient. Patients, families, caregivers and hospice professionals participate in  care designed to best meet individual patient needs.

Our team works along side each patient’s physician to coordinate the best approach for pain and symptom management. We also make home visits and are available 24/7.

We work directly with the medical community, families and caregivers to ensure that every hospice patient is treated with dignity and respect. Mindful
of our patients’ special needs, our chaplain provides a uniquely dignified spiritual presence for all our patients.

Understanding Hospice Care

When is Hospice Appropriate?

Hospice is for many diagnoses (e.g. Alzheimer’s, cancer, COPD, heart-disease) and is elected when, according to Medicare eligibility, there is an advance life-limiting illness and any of the following:

  • Pain and other forms of suffering
  • A choice to focus on comfort care and quality of life
  • The family neeeds trained help and support to manage end-of-life care in conjunction with their physician’s care

The Pat Roche Hospice Home

Our beautiful 12-bed Hospice Home in Hingham provides a dignified and peaceful environment for residents facing a life-limiting illness. We are the only, non-profit, independent Hospice home of our kind on the South Shore.

For information or to schedule a tour, please call (781) 659-2342.

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Pat Roche Hospice Home

Our Philosophy

Hospice is not a place, but rather a concept of care that offers physical, emotional, social and spiritual support for patients and families.

We provide professional medical care with emphasis on pain management and symptom relief. We respect and honor the right of every patient and family to participate in the final stage of life’s journey and encourage our patients and families to participate in the design of the plan of care.

Commitment to Excellence

NVNA and Hospice has a rich history of clinical excellence bringing home care and compassion into patients’ homes from Milton to Plymouth.

Care designed to bring comfort is provided wherever our patients call home: at home, at an assisted living facility, at a skilled nursing facility, or at the Pat Roche Hospice Home in Hingham.

Coverage for Care

Medicare, Medicaid, and many private insurance companies cover hospice-related services.

Related Services

  • Medications, Medical Supplies, and Equipment to manage symptoms and promote comfort
  • In-Patient and Respite Care to address specialized needs as they arise
  • 24-Hour Support for any questions and visits
  • Education and Support for families and friends
  • Bereavement Services for family members

Why Choose NVNA and Hospice?

Our mission is to provide quality home health care, wellness, and public health services in our community.

Our experience and commitment to clinical expertise sets us apart. Specifically, we offer:

  • Home visits from our team who specialize in hospice and palliative care
  • Experienced, certified, and fully licensed clinical staff
  • Same-day personal delivery of medications by local pharmacists
  • Patient-centered spiritual care by our chaplain to assist people of all faiths
  • Specialized, certified training in end-of-life, Alzheimer’s, and dementia for staff
  • Trained and certified volunteers for companionship, respite, and assistance for our patients and families
  • Comfort and companionship through our Pet Therapy Program
  • Veteran’s Appreciation Program
  • Ongoing family support through education and bereavement programs and groups

Our Hospice Team

Hospice Team

When you choose NVNA and Hospice for your hospice services, the patient will have a team behind them to ensure comfort and support. In addition to a nurse case manager, medical social worker and home health aides, the family can also request physical and occupational therapists, speech therapists, spiritual care coordinator and volunteers.

Medical Care

Both our hospice medical director and hospice nurses are certified in hospice care and have extensive training in pain and symptom management. They will work together to provide an individualized comfort care plan based off the patient’s needs.

Personal Care

Specially trained in hospice care, our home health aides provide assistance with personal needs, including bathing, dressing, skin care, and restroom assistance.

Emotional Care

The entire NVNA and Hospice team don’t just assist the patient, but also providing support to the family as well. With extensive counseling, grief support and assistance community resources, our social workers will meet with the patient and family as needed.

Spiritual Care

As an optional service, our NVNA and Hospice chaplain is available for visits no matter what the patient’s personal beliefs and spiritual needs are. If you would prefer to be connect with local clergy or resources instead, our team is more than willing to make that connection for you.

Bereavement Care

Hospice bereavement services are an important support system before, during, and after a loved one’s death. Our bereavement coordinator is a licensed social worker that provides support to surviving family members for up to 13 months following the loss of a loved one.

Helen and Nurse Jenn Smith at the Pat Roche Hospice Home in Hingham

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