Our Hospice services are provided by an interdisciplinary team of highly experienced professionals - nurses, aides, social workers, therapists, spiritual care specialists, a medical director, and specially trained volunteers. The patient and the family are always at the center of the team’s attention. A first step in Hospice is developing a plan of care. This involves the patient and his or her family, the referring physician, and the entire care team. The goal of the care plan is to respect each patient’s wishes, and those of family members, and to assure the the highest quality end-of-life care. Putting the Hospice care plan into operation on a daily basis requires the experience, quality, and dedication of our staff. Over a third of our staff have been with Parmenter for five years or more. Parmenter Hospice care is widely recognized as superior by both professional referral sources and by families who have shared the Hospice experience.


Hospice At Home

Some people who are receiving Parmenter home health services experience a life-limiting illness and can receive palliative care and Hospice care at home. Palliative care centers on pain and symptom management and is delivered by highly qualified clinicians. If an illness progresses to the point where they decide not to pursue active, curative treatment any longer, they can move to Hospice care at home, where the emphasis is on comfort measures and maximizing the quality of life. These possible transitions, from home health care, to palliative care, to Hospice care sustain a level of trust, comfort, and continuity of care with Parmenter providing care as the patient’s needs change over time. For more information about our Hospice at Home, click here.


Parlin House, Parmenter's Hospice Residence

Most of us would choose to spend our last days with loved ones in the comfort and familiarity of our own homes. For some, this may not be possible, and our beautiful Hospice residence provides a real alternative. Parlin House in Wayland was created to make a difference in the life of each person in residence. Our staff at the Residence are superbly experienced in offering care and support to dying patients as well as to family and friends.  We strive to help each resident to live every day as fully as possible, to protect dignity, respect choices, and assure a climate of comfort, compassion and companionship. Parlin House has ten private rooms each with a private bath. There are comfortable common areas for family and friends. Family pets are always welcome. The kitchen is a center of activity and the smell of fresh-baked rolls and cookies reminds everyone of home.  For more information about our Hospice Residence, please click here


Communities We Serve

The Parlin Hospice Residence will take in anyone, from anywhere.  For In Home Hospice care, Parmenter services these towns and cities in Massachusetts.

Acton Ashland Bedford
Boxborough Carlisle Concord
Dover Framingham Hudson
Lexington Lincoln Littleton 
Marlborough Maynard  Natick 
Needham Newton  Northborough 
Sherborn Southborough  Stow 
Sudbury  Waltham  Wayland 
Wellesley   Weston   



Hospice Links


Hospice Residence
Parlin House

10 Green Way
Wayland, MA 01778


Parmenter Office

266 Cochituate Road

Wayland, MA 01778

PH: 508-358-3000
Fax: 508-358-3011

Hospice Care

To enjoy the comforts of home… to be with family… to be free from pain… to make one’s own decisions about life and death… these are the gifts of Hospice.


To arrange for Hospice for yourself or a loved one, or for more Hospice information, please call
508-358-3000 press #1 to speak with our Nurse.



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