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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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Care Dimensions Hospice Team Links Mother and Daughter During COVID

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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Then Harry Met Kathryn

Harry decided to stop his chemotherapy in 2020 for a better quality of life, so Kathryn turned to the Care Dimensions hospice team for expert help at home. To better manage his symptoms during two health crises, Harry was transferred to the Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln. "Because of the wonderful care from the hospice team, Harry died with dignity with his loved ones by his side," Kathryn said.

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On Care Dimensions Hospice, 'I Continue to Live My LIfe'

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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Care Dimensions Counsels Family Overwhelmed by Toll of Alzheimer's disease

The Care Dimensions hospice team has cared for Jim Wilson, diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2013, and supported his family with in-person and virtual supports and dealing with their grief.

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