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Hospice Care

Caring for Your Family Like You’re a Part of Ours

Care Dimensions helps patients and their families make the most out of every day. Our hospice care program provides expert medical care and innovative pain and symptom management to adults and children living with life-limiting illnesses, mixed with compassion and gentleness that brings comfort and peace.

Our professional hospice team considers every medical, emotional and spiritual need. We serve as a source of strength for patients and their loved ones—a valued 24/7 resource, supporting them every step of the way.

At Care Dimensions, we understand every nuance of hospice care—we’ve been the region’s hospice care leader for more than 40 years. We know that coping with an advanced illness is challenging for patients and caregivers. Our team approach makes the experience easier by surrounding families with medical expertise and support—wherever patients live.

To learn more about when to start the conversation about hospice, the difference between hospice and palliative care, and other frequently asked questions, you may want to review our "Where do I start?" section.

Caring for a Loved One at Home

Want to learn more about caring for your loved one at home? Download a copy of Caring with Confidence: The Patient and Family Guide to Hospice Care.


Multidimensional Care

Care Dimensions offers a continuum of hospice care through all stages of advanced illness:

Grateful Family & Friends Testimonials

Every day we hear about the many ways Care Dimensions team members have touched the lives of our patients and their loved ones. Click here to read some recent letters we’ve received about our expert and compassionate care. If you would like to share a testimonial about your experience with Care Dimensions, please email [email protected].


Where You Need Us to Be

When it is time for hospice care, Care Dimensions travels to wherever you need us to be. We structure personalized and practical programs that help patients:

  • At home
  • In assisted living and skilled nursing facilities
  • In hospitals
  • At our inpatient hospice houses — Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers and the Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln

Our Hospice Care Team

Care Dimensions has a highly-trained staff dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our patients. Our hospice team partners with patients and caregivers to develop customized plans that manage illness and honor personal needs and goals. With proper pain control and symptom management, we help patients be as independent as possible. We teach caregivers how to provide daily care for their loved ones and what to expect as illness progresses. With Care Dimensions by your side, you will never feel alone.

Our interdisciplinary team brings together the skills and experience of:

  • Board certified physician specializing in hospice care coordinates care with primary physician and specialists
  • Specially trained nurse manages symptoms and pain and ensures all needs are met
  • Hospice aide assists with daily care and housekeeping
  • Social worker helps patients and families cope with emotional and practical issues
  • Chaplain offers non-denominational spiritual support
  • Complementary therapist relieves stress through music, art, massage and more
  • Trained volunteer provides companionship and help with errands
  • Bereavement counselor helps families prepare for death and cope with grief

Stories View more Care Dimensions Stories

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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Dr. Hassan Ali spent his career caring for others. In his time of need, his family says they were fortunate to have the team at Care Dimensions caring for him.

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Bill and Jane Mercaldi are approaching 75 years of marriage. Love has kept them together and helped them through many challenges, including a world war, pandemic, and illness that led to Bill’s referral to hospice.

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Because of COVID-19 precautions, the visit to the Encore Boston Harbor on John Kelemanik’s bucket list wasn’t possible, so the Care Dimensions team created a special casino night for him and his family at home.

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Fiercely independent, Fernando "Frank" Matos, 91, chose hospice at home after two years of treatment for pancreatic cancer, for the continuity of care he wanted. "I want people to know that if you come on hospice early, you can live better days."

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When Patricia Kolarik, 74, discussed transitioning to hospice care with her family, she shared her three, must-have wishes.  By providing a full spectrum of hospice care and support services, the Care Dimensions specialized respiratory care program has been able to support her wishes.

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'Hardest Thing I Ever Did': Veteran of 3 Wars Reflects on Caring for his Dying Wife

July 25, 2023 by Lisa Conti

A retired Army sergeant major recalls how a Care Dimensions hospice team helped him ensure that his wife could be cared for at home, be comfortable, and die peacefully.

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Hospice Helps Grant Mom Her Final Wishes

May 16, 2023 by Beth Fox Lepore

"Care Dimensions assured us that they would make possible our mom’s final wishes... They said they would take care of everything." A daughter-in-law recounts how our team was able to guide them on their hospice journey, leaving them with no regrets.

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What I Wish Every Patient Knew About Hospice

November 1, 2022 by Mary Johnson, RN

A hospice nurse explains several benefits of choosing hospice early during a serious illness.

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For Hospice Aide and Certified Nursing Assistant, It’s About Being a Guide on the Journey

June 16, 2022 by Stephanie Rodriguez, Hospice Aide

Certified Nursing Assistant Stephanie Rodriguez writes about what drew her to hospice care and what advice she'd give to others looking to join end-of-life care.

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The Truth About 5 Morphine Myths

May 23, 2022 by Alifia Waliji-Banglawala, Pharm.D.

Morphine relieves pain and makes it easier for many hospice patients to breathe, but persistent myths can hinder its benefits. Here’s the truth about five common morphine myths.

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Since 1978, Care Dimensions, formerly Hospice of the North Shore,  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.

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