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Teamwork was Instrumental in Musician's Hospice Care

When Rev. Lee Riggs understood his wife Lynn’s symptoms were progressing rapidly, he didn’t know how much more medical care she would need, "but I knew it was time to call Care Dimensions. The support is there if you ask for it and it can make a tough time so much easier.”

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Family Honors Mother's Devotion with Tribute in Garden of Remembrance

In memory of their beloved mother, Danielle and her siblings placed a tribute brick along the walking path in the Garden of Remembrance at the Care Dimensions Hospice House and attended Tree of Lights. "We're especially grateful to support the expert and compassionate care other familes need at the end of life," she says.

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From Doctor to Patient, A Common Thread: Caring

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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A Mother's Dream Realized: See Daughter's College Graduation

So Lisa O'Neill's dream could come true, to see her daughter accept her diploma at Saint Anselm College, her family, her Care Dimensions hospice team and college officials collaborated to stage a special event that was livestreamed so she could watch it from her hospital bed at home, with her family and her Care Dimensions hospice team beside her.

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Care Dimensions Hospice Team Helps Rockport Man and His Husband Care for Beloved Mother

After John's mother, Anna, showed increasing signs of dementia, he moved her into the Rockport home he shared with his husband Mark so they could care for her better. When her health worsened they knew they needed more help and called Care Dimensions. The hospice team provided a full spectrum of care for Anna, but also John and Mark. "It was a relief to know there was a whole team taking care of us," Mark said.

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Love Keeps Them Together

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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Care Dimensions Supports Artist's Last Sculpture

Dan Browne of Salem was a sculptor who continued with his art while on hospice to produce his last piece, "Smoking Gun." His wife Arlene, his caregiver, is grateful for the support of his hospice team "when we needed them the most."

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Bucket List Trip: Back to the Beach

Hampton Beach, NH, has always meant fun and family to Bonnie Landry. Here's how her Care Dimensions hospice team helped her return to the beach with her family for an "absolutely perfect trip."

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Helping a Son Navigate His Mother’s Journey with Dementia

Russell Grand knew his mother's dementia was worsening, so he turned to Care Dimensions to help, first with palliative care, then specialized hospice care.

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Jack Loved Living Life to its Fullest

 

In the fall of 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Jack, 91, was in the hospital being treated for complications from advanced heart and kidney conditions when his family decided to bring their dad home on hospice with Care Dimensions. Jack loved living life to the fullest, and hospice gave him eight more great weeks living it with family, the people who mattered the most to him.

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Cardiac Program Support Enables Patient to Fulfill Dream of Family Reunion in Egypt

Close telemonitoring of her health and quick adjustments of her medications helped keep Clair’s heart health in check while allowing her to remain home and out of the hospital. And plan her reunion trip to Egypt.

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