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Kaplan Family Hospice House

Kaplan Family Hospice House Offers Alternative to Hospitalization 

Located off Route 128 in a quiet residential neighborhood in Danvers (directions), Kaplan House is a warm, homelike setting where patients receive hospital-level medical care, comfort and support. Private suites overlook landscaped gardens and comfortable common areas include a welcoming kitchen, family rooms, children’s play areas, a chapel and library. Friends and family are welcome any time.

A Home Away From Home

Kaplan House, the first freestanding hospice facility in Massachusetts licensed to provide hospital-level care, offers:

  • Private suites with wheelchair-accessible bathrooms
  • Private patios overlooking landscaped gardens and wetlands. Patient beds can be wheeled outside.
  • Fold-out couch for an overnight guest
  • Living rooms and comfortable common spaces
  • Children’s playroom
  • In-room TV with cable and WiFi internet access
  • Country kitchen and dining area
  • Chapel
  • Library
  • Outdoor gardens


Care Dimensions’ hospice houses specialize in:

  • Inpatient/acute hospice care: For patients with complex pain and symptom management issues that require round-the-clock nursing care. For most patients, their insurance will cover the cost of the stay. Learn more.
  • Residential hospice care: For patients who are struggling to remain at home during their end-of-life journey. For most patients, medical care is covered by insurance. Room and board require a separate fee. Learn more.
  • Respite care: Short-term stays for Care Dimensions hospice patients whose caregivers need extra support.

Making Yourself at Home

Visitors are welcome at any time. Care Dimensions affirms the equal visitation rights to the Kaplan House for all patients and visitors without regard to their race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status.

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“At Kaplan House, I could step back and let the nurses care for my mother, while I could just focus on being with her.”


— Jessica Saad, daughter of a Care Dimensions patient

Our Patient and Family Guide can help you learn more and make your feel at home at the Kaplan Family Hospice House.

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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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Audias Escobar moved from Guatelmala to Boston to pursue his American Dream in 2005. With his health rapidly declining, he wanted to secure a bright future for his daughter. His Care Dimensions hospice team helped him make arrangements for his daughter's continued care and for a final trip home.

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When Dr. Mayo Johnson's pain and symptoms were too much to manage at home, his family turned to the clinical team at Kaplan House to provide expert care and a peaceful, comfortable environment for their whole family.

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One of Elaine Saad's final wishes was to help celebrate her son's wedding. Within hours, Kaplan House staff pulled together a wedding blessing so Elaine could participate.

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Community volunteers Henrietta Goodwin and Marilyn Brauss donate their talents to create prayer squares and quilts that are given to patients at Care Dimensions’ Kaplan Family Hospice House.

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Even in the very last, oh-so-painful moments of their son's life, the O'Grady family found comfort and love when Care Dimensions' beloved volunteers brought their dogs to his bedside at the Kaplan Family Hospice House.

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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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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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