Living with a chronic heart condition can make every day a challenge that can lead to crisis situations, hospitalizations and unwanted care. Since 2012, Care Dimensions has offered a specialized supportive program that helps people with advanced cardiac disease better manage their symptoms to improve quality of life and keep them comfortable at home. Working with your cardiologist and healthcare team, our hospice professionals help patients and caregivers deal with the effects of advanced heart disease after curative treatment is no longer effective. We help patients find relief from:
|Chest pain||Difficulty with personal care||Breathing Distress||Sleeping problems|
|Respiratory infections||Loss of appetite||Cough and fluid buildup||Fatigue|
|Difficulty walking||Stress||Increased anxiety or depression||Nausea|
Our goal is to reduce crisis situations and visits to the hospital so patients with advanced heart disease can look forward to each day, without pain, worry or stress. We provide 24/7 support and with patient and caregiver education—in collaboration with the American Heart Association and the National Partnership for Hospice Innovation—we teach patients and families to better control the symptoms of heart disease.
“When my Dad started to develop signs of pneumonia, the cardiac team picked up on it so quickly he was treated at home. Without Care Dimensions, he would have been in the hospital for a week.”
—Gloria Cole, daughter of a Care Dimensions cardiac program patient
Download your free copy of the Advanced Cardiac Care Program booklet or call 978-750-9370 to request a print copy.
Hospice-eligible patients with advanced cardiac disease can enroll in the program if they exhibit any two of the following:
Our cardiac program provides specialized hospice care for patients with advanced cardiac disease. Services and benefits include:
Care Dimensions helps patients and caregivers communicate needs, navigate the healthcare system and plan for the future. Our interdisciplinary team brings together the skills and experience of:
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.