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Palliative care is a holistic, patient- and family-centered approach for those facing the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual challenges of life-limiting conditions. It is appropriate at every stage of the disease process and can serve patients and their loved ones whether seeking aggressive treatment or not. Palliative care services enhance comfort and quality of life by managing symptoms and increasing patient choice and access to information.
Good Shepherd Palliative Care provides consultative services to patients and families dealing with life-limiting conditions. Our skilled specialists work in partnership with your own doctor to provide an extra layer of support for you and your loved ones. We work closely with you to discuss your needs, evaluate options, and offer expert recommendations for symptom management, taking time to ensure you feel supported throughout the process.
If you think you think you or someone you know may benefit from our palliative consult service, please call (617) 969-6130 or speak with your provider. Our palliative care services are covered either fully or partially by Medicare, Medicaid (MassHealth), and most private insurers.
Good Shepherd specializes in Palliative Care for people with:
"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