For over 108 years JGS Lifecare has been committed to caring for our residents and providing the highest quality of care in a safe environment. Today these values are more critical than ever. We are committed to preventing the spread of Covid-19 infection and providing our residents, staff and visitors with a safe and clean environment. We strictly adhere to the standards set by the state and federal government as well as the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the MA Department of Public Health (DPH).

Guided by our public health experts we have enhanced our safety and cleaning standards, and revised all protocols throughout all common areas, staff areas and in resident apartments. We have invested in new electrostatic disinfectant spray technologies that allow us to clean more often with greater efficiency and obtain an improved disinfectant coverage. This same technology is being used by professional sports teams, including the Boston Red Sox, airlines, subways and governmental agencies.

We will continue to implement new and improved protocols and procedures to ensure a continued focus on the health and safety of all residents, staff and visitors.

What is the difference 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 admissions 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 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?
Spectrum Home Health and Hospice Care accepts Medicare and Medicaid as well as many third-party private insurance plans. Call our Admissions Department at 413-567-4600 to discuss your coverage. We can guide you through the process, making it as easy as possible.
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.
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 forms patients sign when they enter a hospital.
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.
Spectrum Home Health and Hospice Care accepts Medicare and Medicaid as well as many third-party private insurance plans. Call our Admissions Department at 413-567-4600 to discuss your coverage. We can guide you through the process, making it as easy as possible.

770 Converse Street
Longmeadow, MA 01106
413-567-4600
info@jgslifecare.org