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Palliative Care in Massachusetts for Adults and Children

Palliative Care with Notre Dame At Home improves quality of life for both you and your family. In the compassionate spirit of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Notre Dame Health Care’s Palliative team fosters a deep understanding of life’s journey, ensuring those who need Palliative Care can receive the support they need whether in their home, an Assisted Living community, or wherever they may call home.


Notre Dame Health Care’s Pediatric Palliative Care program (Pedi Pals) has been caring for children with life limiting-illnesses since 2012, with the goal of improving quality of life.

The Pedi Pals program serves the unmet physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of eligible children and their families in Massachusetts.


Children and their families receive care that includes nurse case management, social work, spiritual care, child-life specialist, music therapy, massage therapy, and art therapy. Our team members are all trained in understanding how children and families cope with illness, how children interact with the world, and childhood development. Pedi Pals staff can also assist in creating a legacy for parents and family if the child passes. If desired, handprints, photos, other types of art and recorded songs can preserve memories for the family.

Our program is part of the Massachusetts Pediatric Palliative Care Network (PPCN) and services are provided at no cost to children 18 years old and younger who have a life-limiting illness.

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