Pediatric Palliative Care – Western Mass HospiceCare in The Berkshires Inc.

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Contact Information

HospiceCare in The Berkshires Inc.
Pediatric Palliative Care - Western Mass
Email Address: info@hcib.org
Phone: 413-443-2994

877 South Street Suite 1W Pittsfield, MA 01201
Area Served: West

Map Location Pediatric Palliative Care - Western Mass

Narrative

Helping children and their families
Our compassionate care team helps children and their families achieve the best possible quality of life through symptom and pain management and physical, emotional, social and spiritual support. Our services include:

  • Pain and symptom management
  • Case management
  • Counseling regarding diagnosis, prognosis, care planning, and options for plans of care
  • Counseling for the child and affected family members
  • Referrals to other resources
  • Emergency planning and support
  • Spiritual support
  • Complementary health services such as music therapy, reiki, therapeutic massage and other physician-approved therapies
  • Volunteer services
  • Respite services


For children with serious illness
Pediatric palliative care is for children who are 19 or younger with a diagnosis of a potentially life-limiting illness and living in Massachusetts. Referrals may be made by health care professionals, social service agencies, or family caregivers. A physician diagnosis of an illness that could limit normal life expectancy is required. Examples include advanced cancer, neurodegenerative conditions, major organ failure, HIV, cystic fibrosis, congenital or genetic conditions, neurological disorders, renal failure, or traumatic injury.

Service Types

  • Case Management
  • Nursing

Program Type

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

Populations Served

  • AIDS/HIV
  • Blood disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Dying/high Risk
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Heart Disorder
  • Kidney Disease
  • Leukemia
  • Rare disorders/low incidence
  • Sickle Cell Disease

Ages Served

Additional Information

  • Fees: MassHealth, Private Insurance