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August 27, 2020

Six Care Dimensions Hospice Aides Recognized for Compassionate Care

Care Dimensions, the largest hospice and palliative care provider in Massachusetts, is proud to announce that six of the 10 winners of the annual Compassionate Service Award presented by the Hamel-Lydon Chapel & Cremation Service of Massachusetts are hospice aides who work at Care Dimensions.

The Care Dimensions hospice aides honored are Elena Connelly of Salem, Dale Lemure of Peabody, Mildred Tamba of Lynn, Veronica Torres of Fitchburg, Juana Martinez, and Claudia Vivanco of Waltham. Hamel-Lydon Chapel of Quincy launched the annual awards to recognize compassionate care across Eastern Massachusetts and honor health care workers who provide exceptional service to their patients and families.

"I am incredibly proud that six of our hospice aides have been selected for this award celebrating compassionate care, because they are the true embodiment of those words," said Patricia Ahern, president and CEO of Care Dimensions. "Every day, while our 165 hospice aides are bathing, dressing and providing personal care to patients, they talk, laugh and listen to precious stories of their patients’ lives, creating such an intimate connection that is the essence of humanity. I’m immensely proud of their dedication and compassion.”

“Hamel-Lydon Chapel & Cremation Service of Massachusetts appreciates the special care and dedication that firsthand healthcare workers provide for their patients and families,” said Christopher P. Goulet Sr., president of Hamel-Lydon Chapel & Cremation Service of Massachusetts.

About Care Dimensions

Care Dimensions is the largest hospice and palliative care provider to adults and children in Massachusetts. As a non-profit, community-based leader in advanced illness care, Care Dimensions provides comprehensive hospice, palliative care, grief support in more than 95 communities in Eastern Massachusetts. Care Dimensions was founded in 1978 as Hospice of the North Shore, and cares for patients wherever they live – in their homes, in skilled nursing facilities and assisted living communities, in hospitals, or at our two inpatient hospice facilities, the Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln and the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Additionally, Care Dimensions’ HomeMD program provides in-home primary care to patients over age 65 in select communities on the North Shore and Greater Boston who have difficulty leaving home. The Care Dimensions Learning Institute educates more than 7,000 health care professionals and community members each year on advanced illness and end-of-life topics. Please visit www.CareDimensions.org to learn more about Care Dimensions.

About Hamel-Lydon Chapel & Cremation Service of Massachusetts

Hamel-Lydon Chapel & Cremation Service of Massachusetts is a full-service funeral and cremation provider, serving all of Massachusetts. Hamel-Lydon Chapel, the largest cremation provider in eastern Massachusetts, was formed when two of the state’s oldest and most respected funeral homes merged to bring personalized, compassionate funeral care and service to the community. Additionally, Hamel-Lydon Chapel offers traditional Chinese and Vietnamese funeral and cremation services. Please visit HamelLydon.com to learn more about Hamel-Lydon Chapel.


Care Dimensions Hospice House Video Tour

The Care Dimensions Hospice House, located in Lincoln on the Waltham town line, is a gracious and private home-like setting for patients who need hospital-level care for complex pain and symptom management. To learn more, call our Referral Center at 888-287-1255.

Since 1978, Care Dimensions has provided comprehensive and compassionate care for individuals and families dealing with life-threatening illnesses. As the non-profit leader in advanced illness care, we offer services in more than 95 communities in Eastern Massachusetts.