Good Shepherd Community Care | Massachusetts Hospice

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1st Hospice in Massachusetts

Good Shepherd Community Care is one of the most trusted health care organizations in Greater Boston
focusing on hospice and palliative care. Founded as Hospice of the Good Shepherd in 1978,
we are the original Massachusetts hospice. After decades of caring for our community,
we continue to remain community-based, not-for-profit and non-sectarian.
Good Shepherd care worker with patient

Programs & Services

Our hospice and palliative care teams consist of caring professionals and dedicated community volunteers who provide medical, emotional, and spiritual care to people with life-limiting illnesses and support for their family and loved ones.

Good Shepherd older gentleman sitting in communal area

Good Shepherd Institute

A community resource for education, training and research about end-of-life.

Providing Care In The Following Communities

  • Allston/Brighton
  • Arlington
  • Belmont
  • Boston
  • Braintree
  • Brookline
  • Cambridge
  • Canton
  • Charlestown
  • Chelsea
  • Dedham
  • Dorchester
  • Dover
  • Everett
  • Framingham
  • Hyde Park
  • Jamaica Plain
  • Lexington
  • Lincoln
  • Malden
  • Mattapan
  • Medfield
  • Medford
  • Milton
  • Natick
  • Needham
  • Newton
  • Norwood
  • Quincy
  • Randolph
  • Roslindale
  • Roxbury
  • Sharon
  • Sherborn
  • Somerville
  • Sudbury
  • Walpole
  • Waltham
  • Watertown
  • Wayland
  • Wellesley
  • Weston
  • Westwood
  • West Roxbury


hospice in Massachusetts



of families would recommend our hospice to others


more hours of care per week than the average of 40 other competing hospices 


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