Caring for patients in their own home is a hallmark of palliative end of life care, and is also available during earlier phases of illness, if required. Care from all team members is available in the patient’s home, and nurses may be called on a 24 hours per day basis when questions arise or help is needed.

When patients require a broader range of home care services, they may be referred for admission to an outside visiting nurse agency, in addition to our program. The staffs of the Palliative & Supportive Care Program and the visiting nurse agency will then work together to provide the level of services necessary in a well-coordinated manner. Medical equipment can be brought into the home as necessary.

Funded by the Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket Foundation, the Palliative & Supportive Care Program is operated as a department of the Nantucket Cottage Hospital, which is an affiliate of Massachusetts General Hospital, and a member of Partners HealthCare. Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket is a specialized health care program dedicated to providing excellent physical, psychological, social, and spiritual care to persons with life-threatening illness and their families.

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