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Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of Massachusetts

We are a community-based organization on an ongoing mission to find creative solutions which add quality to life. We believe firmly in the patient/family focus of hospice care, recognizing that individuals and families are the experts in their own care.

Four Levels of Care:

General Inpatient


(average length of stay in hours to days)


Nursing Home, Hospital, or Hospice Unit

Patient is having uncontrolled Symptoms (examples includes pain, respiratory distress, vomiting, bleeding)

Physician determines when patient is stable for transfer & hospice SW coordinates transfer to Home, ALF, or NH (Routine Hospice with family)

Continuous Care


(average length of stay is 24-48 hours)


Assisted Living Facility, Nursing Home or Home

Physician determines that a nurse is required to stay with the patient for a few hours to frequently medicate and reassess the uncontrolled symptoms

Routine Care

Long Term


Assisted Living Facility, Nursing Home or Home

Primary Caregiver: Family, Assisted Living or Nursing Home staff provide care and medications

Hospice Team visits and oversees the plan of care

Patient has terminal disease but has care plan in place for comfort

Respite Care

Max 5 days


At contracted Nursing Home

NH staff care for patient while family has a "respite" period

Respite is scheduled by hospice SW

Programs Offered:

Open Access: Open Access is a hospice program that allows patients currently receiving medical treatments and/or experiencing intense psychosocial issues access to hospice services earlier; a blended model between curative and palliative care. For more info >

Namaste Care: Namaste Care uses person-centered approaches to improve quality of life through meaningful sensory activities that stimulate the senses, promote relaxation, and offer comfort and serenity to those living with dementia. For more info >

Music Therapy: The use of music enhances our lives as a means of teaching, celebrating and expressing ourselves and has been in place for thousands of years. Even when people are no longer conscious or speaking, we can console and comfort them with music. For more info >

Pediatric Palliative Care:The Pediatric Palliative Care Program is designed to address the unmet physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of children in Massachusetts with life-limiting illnesses, regardless of life expectancy. Our services are provided at no cost to eligible children 18 years old or younger and their families, if these services are not already covered by the child's health care plan. For more info >

Inpatient Center:

A Seasons Hospice Inpatient Center provides a caring environment where patients can get help for their symptoms. It is a place where loved ones may spend hours or days with the patient, providing the warmth and comfort that family and friends can offer. For more info >

Seasons Hospice Milton Inpatient Center
597 Randolph Avenue
Milton, MA 02186 866-670-9449

View photos of Seasons Hospice Milton Inpatient Center

Insurances Accepted:

Medicare, Medicaid and the majority of private insurance plans have a hospice benefit that covers costs associated with hospice care.

Aetna Health Management MultiPlan, Inc.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Neighborhood Health Plan
Boston Medical Center - HealthNet Plan Network Health
CeltiCare Health Plan of Massachussetts, Inc. Senior Whole Health ("SWH")
CIGNA  TriCare
Commonwealth Care Alliance Tufts Associated Health Maintenance Organization, Inc. and Total Health Plan, Inc.
Fallon Community Health Plan UnitedHealthcare
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Inc.