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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.

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].

 

Multidimensional Care

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

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

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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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."

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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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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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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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10 Benefits of Hospice Massage

October 22, 2021 by Alison Powers, LMT

In observance of National Massage Therapy Awareness Week, Care Dimensions Massage Therapist Alison Powers shares 10 benefits of hospice massage.

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Improving the Patient and Family Hospice Experience

April 28, 2021 by Amy Ciancarelli

In observance of Patient Experience Week, Amy Ciancarelli explains how Care Dimensions constantly strives to enhance patient- and family-centered hospice and palliative care.

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Anyone—patient, family, care provider—can make a referral. Fill in the form online or call us today.

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.

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