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The Fessenden Family's Story

When 7-year-old Riley Fessenden's parents were told that her cancer was not curable, they brought on Care Dimensions' pediatric hospice team immediately.

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Compassion...The Campaign for Care Dimensions
Join us in the campaign to raise funds to build a new inpatient hospice house on the Waltham/Lincoln line and to seed endowments for the Kaplan Family Hospice House , the Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care Program and for Care Dimensions' innovative programs and services.
Jewish Hospice Program Cares for Patients and Families
After losing his wife Sandy to cancer, Barry Kahn participated in Care Dimensions' Grieving Loss in a Jewish Way program. “It was extremely helpful to process the Jewish aspect of grieving.”
Pediatric Hospice Allowed Baby Jordan to Live His Life to the Fullest
Jenna and Paul Clapp made the hard decision to opt for hospice care for their infant son, Jordan.
Patient Thrives on Hospice Care with Veteran Volunteer

Joe MacDonald's health rebounded on hospice care. He especially enjoyed the companionship of his Veteran-to-Veteran volunteer Tom Pendergast.

Care Dimensions Physician Shares Her Personal Connection to Hospice
Dr. Nancy Otovic shares her experience with hospice care as both a physician and as a caregiver to her aging parents.
Celebrating Special Moments at Kaplan House

One of Elaine Saad's final wishes was to help celebrate her son's wedding. Within hours, Kaplan House staff pulled together a wedding blessing so Elaine could participate.

Cardiac Patient Finds Help from Specialized Hospice Care Program
The close monitoring from Care Dimensions' Cardiac Program has improved Joe DeSalvo's health and kept him at home and out of the hospital.
Supporting Patients with Special Needs
Music therapy helps Kat Flynn express herself and provides stress release and comfort while on hospice care.

While our website will give you a better understanding about hospice care and the services that Care Dimensions provides, no one can tell the true story quite like our patients, families and staff. We encourage you to take a moment and read their stories and watch our videos.

You’ll be forever changed as you learn about life’s difficult final journey and the amazing patients, caregivers and staff who’ve embarked on the experience together.

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 90 communities in Eastern Massachusetts.