Pediatric Palliative Care Program – Merrimack Valley Home Health VNA Merrimack Valley Hospice HomeCare, Inc.

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Contact Information

Home Health VNA Merrimack Valley Hospice HomeCare, Inc.
Contact: Candy French, Vice President Merrimack Valley Hospice
Email Address: info@homehealthfoundation.org
Phone: 800-933-5593
Alternate Phone: 978-552-4444

360 Merrimack Street, Building 9 Lawrence, MA 01843
Area Served: Northeast

Map Location Pediatric Palliative Care Program - Merrimack Valley

Narrative

Merrimack Valley Hospice, the leader in hospice care, provides comfort care and palliative services to patients facing life-limiting illnesses. Whether patients are at home, in a hospital, a long-term care facility, an assisted living facility, or in Merrimack Valley Hospice House, our expert staff offer physical, spiritual and emotional care specific to those nearing the end of life. Bereavement support and counseling is also offered to families and loved ones.
Hospice care is provided by a multi-disciplinary team consisting of medical directors, nurses, therapists, counselors, chaplains, hospice aides, and volunteers. Together, they provide the highest quality care with compassion and commitment to patients and families.

Palliative care is a medical specialty that focuses on the relief of pain and other
symptoms to improve the quality of life for patients with an advanced illness. Palliative
care can help patients of all ages, at any point in their illness and it can be provided along with
curative treatment, including chemotherapy and radiation. Palliative care is especially
beneficial to patients with advanced cancer, cardiac disease, pulmonary disease, kidney
failure, Alzheimer’s disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

Service Types

  • Family Support
  • Nursing

Program Type

  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Medical
  • Personal Care
  • Respite
  • Support Groups

Populations Served

  • AIDS/HIV
  • Blood disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chromosome Disorders
  • Dying/high Risk
  • Genetic Disorders
  • Leukemia
  • Rare disorders/low incidence
  • Sickle Cell Disease

Ages Served

Additional Information

  • Fees: MassHealth, Private Insurance