September 30, 2016
Care Dimensions Breaks Ground for New Greater Boston Hospice House
Representatives from the town of Lincoln along with Care Dimensions president and board members donned hardhats and shovels at the recent groundbreaking ceremony for the new Greater Boston Hospice House, situated in Lincoln, just over the Waltham line. Pictured are: (l-r) Town of Lincoln Board of Selectman Chairperson Peter Braun; Lincoln Town Administrator Tim Higgins; Joel Freedman, Chair of the Lincoln Zoning Board of Appeals; Care Dimensions’ President Diane Stringer and Phil Cormier, Vice Chair of the Care Dimensions Board of Directors.
Lincoln, Mass. – On Tuesday, September 27, Care Dimensions held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Greater Boston Hospice House, which will be located on Winter Street on the Waltham/Lincoln line. Care Dimensions’ Board of Directors, Lincoln and Waltham representatives, donors, staff and members of the community attended the event. Scheduled to be completed in November of 2017, the new Hospice House will feature 18 private patient suites, including two state-of-the-art pediatric suites. This Greater Boston Hospice House is not a hospital, nursing home or rehabilitation facility, but a home-like setting where hospice physicians, nurses and support staff provide hospital-level 24-hour care, and where visiting family members can spend quality time, including overnight stays, with their loved one. “The need for this level of care for terminally ill patients is real and growing. Last year, Care Dimensions cared for more than 1300 patients living within 15 miles of this site,” Care Dimensions President Diane Stringer said in her opening remarks.
In 2011, Care Dimensions expanded its service area with the acquisition of Partners Hospice to the MetroWest and Greater Boston area. Care Dimensions operates the 11-year old Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, which was the first licensed inpatient hospice facility of its kind in Massachusetts.
About Care Dimensions
Care Dimensions is the largest hospice provider to adults and children with advanced illness in Massachusetts. As a non-profit, community-based leader in advanced illness care, Care Dimensions provides comprehensive hospice, palliative care, grief support and teaching programs in more than 90 communities in Eastern Massachusetts. Care Dimensions employs over 450 staff and has nearly 400 volunteers, and in 2015 provided care to 4,656 hospice patients and 1,509 palliative care patients. Founded in 1978 as Hospice of the North Shore, Care Dimensions cares for patients – in their homes, in long-term care and assisted living communities, in hospitals and at our Kaplan Family Hospice House, the first licensed inpatient hospice house in Massachusetts, which opened in 2005. For more information, please visit www.CareDimensions.org.
Care Dimensions Employees Celebrate Circle of Life Award
In celebration of winning the prestigious national 2015 Circle of Life award honoring innovation in hospice and palliative care, the staff of Care Dimensions took to song "performing" (with vocal assistance from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir) the iconic Circle of Life song. Enjoy!
To view photos from our Circle of Life Award celebration, click here.