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.
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.
Care Dimensions offers a continuum of hospice care through all stages of advanced illness:
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].
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:
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:
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.
When COVID-19 pandemic precautions and restrictions prevented her from visiting her mom, Bertha, in her memory care unit, the Care Dimensions hospice team provided the communications lifeline Dale needed, serving as her "eyes and ears."
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."
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.
"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.Continue reading
A hospice nurse explains several benefits of choosing hospice early during a serious illness.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
In observance of National Massage Therapy Awareness Week, Care Dimensions Massage Therapist Alison Powers shares 10 benefits of hospice massage.Continue reading
In observance of Patient Experience Week, Amy Ciancarelli explains how Care Dimensions constantly strives to enhance patient- and family-centered hospice and palliative care.Continue reading
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.