Considering hospice for you or a loved one can be daunting. At Serenity Hospice, we understand and respect the emotional process of this decision and assist you to be at peace with your decision. Our staff of highly qualified physicians, nurses, hospice aides, social workers, chaplains and volunteers partner with patients, families, and personal physicians to ensure the process is comfortable and peaceful.
Serenity Hospice’s mission is to provide compassionate, quality care to patients with life-limiting illnesses. Our Care is individualized to ensure each patient’s physical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs are met throughout the end-of-life process. We respect the culture, values, and wishes of each patient.
Serenity Hospice provides ethical care to maintain dignity, improve quality of life, and allow peaceful passing in familiar surroundings.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible for hospice care?
How is eligibility determined?
Your physician and the hospice medical director use specific guidelines to determine prognosis. These guidelines, called Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs), were developed by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, and are reviewed annually.
How is hospice care paid for?
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid developed the hospice benefit for anyone who is eligible for Medicare Part A. In addition, Medicaid and Private Insurances also provide coverage for hospice services. Each insurer may have their own criteria and coverage levels. Serenity Hospice is Certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid to provide hospice services. Admission to hospice is based on eligibility and not ability to pay.
Where is hospice provided?
Hospice care is provided in the patient’s residence of choice. This includes private residences, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living residences, rest homes and others. Serenity Hospice currently serves Suffolk, Middlesex, Norfolk, and Essex counties and some areas of Bristol, Plymouth, and Worcester counties.
"They are like a burst of sunshine."
I am at total peace with my decision for using Serenity Hospice. The nursing care provided is wonderful! They are like a burst of sunshine. I am so lucky to have them!
– WF, Westford MA