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Good Shepherd is a select member of the National Partnership for Hospice Innovation (NPHI), an organization composed of like-minded leaders in the fields of hospice, palliative care and advanced illness with expertise and passion for the highest quality, person and family-centered, mission-oriented end-of-life care.
We are a Level Four We Honor Veterans partner, accredited by the National Institute for Jewish Hospice and have participated in comprehensive Open Door Task Force training and consultation with the LGBT Aging Project.
We were a 2016 Hospice Honors recipient by Deyta Analytics, a division of HEALTHCAREfirst, recognizing those hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view, and the 2016 recipient of the LeadingAge MA Program Innovation Award for our first in the Nation Russian-Speaking Hospice Program.
In 2011, our longtime Home Health Aide, Vilma Barrios, became the first certified nursing assistant and first hospice caregiver to receive the honor of being presented with the Schwartz Center Compassionate Caregiver Award.
"Thank you for taking good care of our family. The nurses and social worker showed so much understanding and compassion while under your care. He passed away comfortably and peacefully at home." - Family member of a patient
"We all wish to express our sincere, heartfelt appreciation to you and all the staff involved in helping us be able to keep mom at home. Without the support and caring shown by all of you, we would not have been able to honor her wishes." -Family member of a patient
"Everyone treated our dad with kindness, knowledge and respect. And, most importantly, the help and advice were provided in a timely way, which made it possible for us to make intelligent decisions in difficult and painful circumstances." - Family member of a patient
"On behalf of our mother, we would like to thank you all so very much for all the love, support and expert help we received. Everyone we encountered was supportive to our family." - Family member of a patient
"Thank you for all you did for our father. You are all amazing and compassionate! We admire your commitment to all of those patients and families who you touch every day!" - Family member
"The Good Shepherd team helped my mom to live her best life. Everyone was so caring, compassionate and knowledgeable - it was a pleasure to work with them to help her through some difficult times. They were there every step of the way to answer questions, offer comfort and advice, and care for her physically, emotionally and spiritually." - Family member of a patient
"We never could have gotten through the last month without the incredible support, kind words and guidance from Good Shepherd. You made my mom’s end of life the best it could possibly have been." - Family member
"We are very grateful for the loving care you gave to our sister. The comfort and communication you also provided us was very appreciated. Your community is very impressive and we were so relieved that you were involved and loving to her in her final days." - Family member