Frequently-asked questions about our organization:

“What is Hospice?”

Hospice is…

Courage: We assist patients and their loved ones in finding the courage to make the most of each day as they approach the end of life.

Respect: We embrace the dignity of the whole individual, meeting physical, emotional and spiritual needs with impartiality, discretion, and confidentiality.

Partnership: We make the patient and their family our partners whose wishes guide us in building a team with the family physician, clergy, home-care and other health practitioners, for the best end of life care.

Service: We provide caring, compassionate service whether at home, hospital, or other care facility via our specially-trained and knowledgeable hospice nurses, bereavement counselors, and volunteers.

Stewardship: We raise money and utilize our resources to fully fund our professional services and operations at no cost to our patients and their families. All services are provided free of charge.

“How does Hospice pay for services?”

Programs and services are made possible through the generosity of our many community donors and volunteers. Every time we provide assistance, we are honoring the generosity of our benefactors and supporters. We are dependent on fundraising efforts and donations to support the work of Hospice. We are grateful to our friends and neighbors for their ongoing generosity.

Learn how you can volunteer. Or, support us with a donation today.

“What licenses and accreditations does HMV have?”

Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard is licensed by Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

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Call Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard when someone you know has a life-limiting illness or is grieving and needs comfort.