State’s First Hospice Residence Celebrates 25th Anniversary A Toast to Hospice of Cambridge at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Cambridge, on Oct. 5, 2016, marked the 25th anniversary of the Elizabeth Evarts de Rham Hospice Home, the first hospice residence in the Commonwealth. Organized by the volunteers on the Hospice of Cambridge Development Committee, the evening raised vital funds to support the residence, which provides end-of-life care in homelike surroundings. Nearly $150,000 in donations were made this year in honor of the anniversary. We are grateful for the generous support of our corporate sponsors: Legacy Sponsor Cambridge Trust Company Silver Sponsor Mutual of America Bronze Sponsors The Cambridge Homes Chan Mock Architects, LLC ExecuSpace Construction Corporation Hammond Real Estate Hemenway & Barnes LLP Rogers Funeral Home & Cremation Services Friends Favorite Healthcare Staffing Levine Chapels and Stanetsky Memorial Chapels Parterre Garden Services More about the Elizabeth Evarts de Rham Hospice Home: 1991-2016 Hospice of Cambridge decided to take on a pressing need in 1990 — how to care for terminally ill patients who could not remain at home or who did not even have a place to call home. The nonprofit organized a task force of community and business leaders to develop the first residential hospice home in Massachusetts. The goal was to create a small facility in Cambridge where clinicians and volunteers could provide support and alleviate pain in quiet, peaceful, homelike surroundings. Through the generosity of businesses, individuals, and foundations, Hospice of Cambridge purchased and renovated a two-family home in Cambridge’s Huron Village. Chilton House, now known as the Elizabeth Evarts de Rham Hospice Home, opened in December 1991. Since then, the de Rham Home has cared for over 2,000 patients during their end-of-life journey and supported many more loved ones. Share this page Quick Links Home CarePalliative CareHospice CareSupportive CarePrivate Duty New Name. Same Trusted Care. VNA Care Network, VNA of Boston, VNA Hospice & Palliative Care, VNA Care Advantage, and VNA First Choice have come together as VNA Care. We still have the same locations, the same leadership, the same staff, and the same excellent quality of care the community has come to know over the past 130 years.