People who struggle with pain and symptoms brought on by serious illness, but who are not ready or don’t qualify for hospice care, often benefit from palliative care. At Care Dimensions, our palliative care specialists work with the patient’s existing doctors to provide an extra layer of support that improves quality of life at any stage of a serious illness—from diagnosis through treatment.
We work closely with patients and caregivers to clarify goals and help them understand what to expect as illness progresses. Our focus is to improve everyday life, restoring independence, comfort and joy.
Anyone—patient, family, care provider—can make a Palliative Care referral. Call 888-283-1433.Online Referral
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Our palliative care specialists offer a continuum of care, including the following:
Palliative care offers a much-needed layer of assistance to patients and families, reducing hospitalizations and emergency room visits. We help patients better manage their symptoms that affect quality of life, including:
Palliative care enhances daily life for adults with chronic or advanced diseases, including:
After three visits from her Care Dimensions Palliative Care nurse, Ginny noticed remarkable changes. “My pain just stopped being a barrier to my quality of life,” she said.Read more
Care Dimensions’ palliative care team includes physicians, nurse practitioners and social workers. We work with each patient’s primary care physician and specialists to deliver seamless care.
Our interdisciplinary team brings together the skills and experience of:
Care Dimensions travels wherever you need us to be. We structure personalized and practical palliative care programs that help patients:
All or part of a palliative care consultation is covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance plans.
After a hospital stay for congestive heart failure and rapid atrial fibrillation at the age of 91, Phyllis Kransberg of Beverly, MA, discovered that palliative care was just what she needed to help keep her out of the hospital and back on track.
After developing circulatory problems in his legs and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), Mike Lester endured surgeries, complications, rehabilitation stays, and the amputation of his left leg. Hear how palliative care from Care Dimensions is helping him get his quality of life back.
Palliative care offers a much-needed layer of assistance to patients and families that can reduce hospitalizations and emergency room visits by better managing symptoms at home.
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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.