Visiting Nurse Services (VNA), Palliative Care & Hospice Services


The Chelsea Jewish Home Care/Visiting Nurse Agency (VNA) is dedicated to serving individuals and families throughout the Greater Chelsea area. We provide exceptional home care services in the comfort of one’s home or assisted living residence. By creating a custom care plan that best suits each client’s needs and scheduling preferences, we can implement a program that is exactly right for you or your loved one.

Hospice & Palliative Care

As part of chronic care and end-of-life services, hospice and palliative care are tools that facilitate not only the patient, but also the support network of the patient pain management, spiritual care, care goals, and hospitalization prevention are all part of the compassionate care provided to support those who need chronic care and end-of-life life support. As each individual’s journey is unique, the services provided are customized to support these needs. Hospice and palliative care can be provided at home, in an assisted living and in long-term care residences.

Unsure of what you need? Reach out to our professional teams to explore your options.

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An advantage of being part of the Chelsea Jewish Lifecare family is our Continuum of Care.

We offer full spectrum of care: independent living, assisted living, memory care, adult day health, and skilled nursing. You and your loved ones have a wide range of options as you age in place. Our care services are tailored to fit an individual’s needs, health status and personal preferences. Take a look at the breadth of services we provide to determine which care option is right for you or your loved one.

VNA & Hospice FAQs

When is a person eligible for VNA services?

A person is eligible for VNA services if they are homebound and need intermittent skilled services such as nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy and/or speech.

What kind of services are offered as VNA services?

Skilled nursing, home health aide, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and/or social work. We can help you learn to manage new conditions or changes in preexisting conditions.

Does insurance pay for VNA services?

Please call our office at 617-889-8745 to find out if we take your insurance.

What is the difference between palliative care and hospice care?

While both palliative care and hospice care offer comfort, palliative care can begin with a diagnosis and, if warranted, treatment. Hospice care begins after treatment of the disease is stopped and all options have been explored. Hospice care and palliative care address an individual’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Hospice care can help with such daily activities as administering medications, bathing, and dressing.

What does the hospice admission process involve?

One of the first things the hospice program will do is contact the person’s physician to make sure he or she agrees that hospice care is appropriate for the patient. The client will be asked to sign consent and insurance forms. These are similar to the forms patients sign when they enter a hospital.

Why do individuals and families choose hospice care?

For seriously ill individuals, hospice and palliative care is a way to receive the most appropriate and compassionate care. It can help improve the quality of life, bringing a measure of comfort to all involved.

Does insurance pay for hospice care?

Chelsea Jewish Lifecare accepts Medicare and Medicaid as well as many third-party private insurance plans. Call our Admissions Department at 617-889-0779 to discuss your coverage. We can guide you through the process, making it as easy as possible.


An advantage of being part of the Legacy Lifecare family is our Continuum of Care.

We offer a full spectrum of care including independent living, assisted living, memory care, adult day health, and skilled nursing. We are dedicated to helping find the level of care that medically fits and that is appropriate for each individual. With other locations around the state and multiple levels of care, our team at Legacy Lifecare can help find your loved one the right fit for their needs. Take a look at the breadth of services we provide and talk to our team to determine which care option is right for you or your loved one.

JGS Lifecare | Spectrum | Longmeadow, MA

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