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Peace & Comfort at Care Dimensions Hospice House for US Navy Veteran and Family

The Care Dimensions Hospice House is a peaceful place offering 24/7 clinical support for the patient. That allows families to spend quality time with their loved one.

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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.

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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.

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Building a Legacy of Giving Back

It all started with an invitation. When Allison and Preston Bradford relocated to the North Shore 20 years ago, Allison’s college friend invited them to the Hospice Regatta and Auction for a fun night out supporting a great cause. Instantly, a deep connection was made...

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Music at the Bedside

We now have a volunteer-trained group of singers who can sing at the bedside of a patient. These singers visit patients in teams of two or three and provide comfort by singing to patients at end of life.

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Patient Treasures His Volunteer Visits

Frank Medeiros, a 30-year volunteer, brought companionship to a patient by driving him through Nahant or to a Rockport candy store for saltwater taffy.

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Therapy Dog Brings Joy to Patients

Volunteer Cynthia Turover and her pet therapy dog Louie make the day a little brighter when for patients.

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Caring Together: Palliative Care in Assisted Living Communities

After three visits from her Care Dimensions Palliative Care nurse practitioner, Ginny noticed remarkable changes. “My pain just stopped being a barrier to my quality of life,” she said.

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Music Therapy Helps Patients Connect and Express Themselves

Surrounded by the artwork she created and collected, Marjorie (Pat) Lawrence, 94, was still enamored with the arts, especially music, until her death. Her visits with Care Dimensions' music therapist Li Kynvi became a focal point for Pat.

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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.

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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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