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Family Matters: Devoted Siblings Thankful for Mom’s Hospice Care

A grateful family appreciates the dignity and support that their mother received during nine months of hospice care at home.

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Family of Pediatric Patient Gets Support When It Was Needed Most

Care Dimensions helped Lisa and Rob DeRosier care for their daughter Ava who was born with Trisomy 18, a life-threatening genetic condition.

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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.”

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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.

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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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