Sacred Heart Home

A member of the Diocesan Health Facilities group, Sacred Heart Home is a skilled nursing center located in the city of New Bedford, in Bristol County, Massachusetts. Our facility is highly respected throughout the region and serves 197 adult men and women with comprehensive health services in a loving, homelike environment.

From skilled nursing and rehab programs to specialized Alzheimer’s, pain management and palliative care, our team is dedicated to helping the residents at Sacred Heart Home maintain the best quality of life. In keeping with our philosophy, we offer a holistic approach to total wellness that goes beyond meeting physical and emotional needs to nurturing spirituality. To meet the needs of the Portuguese community we offer bi-lingual staff members, religious services spoken in Portuguese, and cultural activities.

Skilled Care

We offer short- and long-term nursing for adults of all ages, including those recovering from surgery or illness. A social worker, pastoral care provider, and priest chaplain who celebrates Mass on-site daily enhance the experience. Our residents also benefit from an active therapeutic activities program designed to bring joy, stimulate the mind, and encourage social interaction. Find out more.

Rehabilitation Services

We strive to help residents attain their highest level of physical functionality following an illness, accident, hospitalization, or surgery by providing a mix of physical, occupational, speech / language and respiratory therapies, and a pulmonary rehabilitation program tailored to individual needs. Find out more.

Alzheimer’s Care

We are proud to be among the few in Southeastern Massachusetts offering dedicated Alzheimer’s units. Compassionate care is provided by a specialized team and delivered within a safe and secure therapeutic living environment. Find out more.

Pain Management

The focus of our pain management program is the elimination of acute or chronic pain for all residents, regardless of age, illness, or mental health status. Find out more.

Palliative Care + Hospice

Our palliative care program offers terminally ill residents specialized treatment, including appropriate and aggressive pain management, and compassionate support. Our affiliations with several hospice agencies facilitate coordination, allowing us to support residents and family members by maximizing time together, managing symptoms, and assuring peace and dignity at the end of life. Find out more.


P 508.996.6751
359 Summer Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
Admissions Directors: 
Cory Souza (email)
Maria Mello (

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  • Most Insurance Plans Accepted