palliative and supportive care of nantucket

(formerly Hospice Care of Nantucket)

Palliative and Supportive Care of Nantucket is a specialized health care program that provides physical, emotional, social, and spiritual care to persons with life-threatening illness, as well as support for their families.

Services are available during any stage of any serious illness and focus on helping patients achieve the highest level of wellness possible, from the time of diagnosis through cure, or, if cure is not possible, through advancing illness.

When an illness is terminal, compassionate and skillful end of life care is provided through our interdisciplinary team under the direction of the patient’s physician, and bereavement care is offered to families for a year after a patient’s death.

Caregivers support is available through our Caregivers' Connections Program, which offers education, counseling, and support to family caregivers of persons with chronic illness or disability. Please review our Caregivers' Connections brochure for more information.

Counseling and support are also available to assist community members who might be coping with grief.

Services are available in the hospital, at home, or in the nursing home, and are free of charge

Visit our online calendar for more information about our programs and services or contact the Palliative and Supportive Care office. You can also visit our web site at


Nantucket Cottage Hospital is an affiliate of Massachusetts General Hospital and a member of Partners HealthCare.