Hospice and Palliative Care

Holding HandsHospice services were created to provide compassionate care and support to patients and families facing a terminal illness. We provide a trained, interdisciplinary team under the guidance of a medical director to provide the best possible care to hospice patients and their families.

Meet The Hospice Team

Henry Casey, MD, VNA Hospice Medical Director talks about our need for hospice care.

Dick Kendall talks about the difference hospice care has made for his wife, who is receiving care from the VNA of Cape Cod.

Palliative care services also are available for patients while continuing on with curative treatments. The goal of these services is to improve quality of life. This is accomplished by good pain and symptom management, as well as teaching and addressing all needs presented by the illness. Team members are able to assist patients and families with end-of-life decision-making and advance care directives.

A palliative care specialist is available for consultation for pain and symptom management, assisting with decision making regarding treatments and care coordination.

To find out more, call 800.978.0838 or 508.957.7710.