Care Dimensions announced it was selected by The Parmenter Foundation of Wayland for a $16,000 grant, a combination of the foundation’s COVID-19 crisis response grant and Cycle 1 grant program.
Care Dimensions is using the grant to support its Family Fund and Employee Emergency Assistance Fund, which help offset unplanned, non-medical expenses a hospice diagnosis can create for patients, and unavoidable financial circumstances resulting from the pandemic that could hamper the clinical staff’s ability to support patients. Funds also support the acquisition of a set of Pocket Talkers which help hearing-impaired patients remain engaged with their care teams and active in their care planning.
“We are very grateful for Parmenter’s generous partnership in providing compassionate end-of-life care for Metro West patients and caregivers as well as support for our clinical employees affected adversely by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Care Dimensions Vice President of philanthropy Donna Deveau. “It’s an honor to serve the MetroWest community and we are humbled by The Parmenter Foundation’s recognition of our vital role in the community to help patients and their loved ones navigate serious illness with our whole-person approach to care.”
“Care Dimensions’ efforts are critical to achieving our shared goals of supporting MetroWest residents and ensuring access to serious illness care and bereavement support,” said Angela Crocker, executive director of The Parmenter Foundation. “We seek to fund innovations and resources that help build resiliency and promote healing for our MetroWest neighbors and families experiencing incredibly difficult times, and we are proud to partner with Care Dimensions as a leader in that mission.”
About Care Dimensions
Care Dimensions is the largest hospice and palliative care provider to adults and children in Massachusetts. As a nonprofit, community-based leader in advanced illness care, Care Dimensions provides comprehensive hospice, palliative care, grief support in more than 100 communities in Massachusetts. Founded in 1978 as Hospice of the North Shore, Care Dimensions 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 The Parmenter Foundation
The Parmenter Foundation provides hope and support for our community members who are grieving or in need of compassionate end-of-life care. They provide funding for nonprofit organizations that deliver high quality, innovative palliative care and bereavement programs, and we offer educational and inspirational resources to help our neighbors navigate through the challenging grief process. The Parmenter Foundation is committed to helping MetroWest families cope, heal and build resilience. Discover more at www.ParmenterFoundation.org and follow The Parmenter Foundation on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
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 over 100 communities in Massachusetts.