Hospice Care

“Hospice is not hope for a cure, but hope for comfort. At the end of Mom’s life, that was most important.”

Hospice Care

Caring for Your Family Like You’re a Part of Ours

Care Dimensions helps patients and their families make the most out of every day. Our hospice care program provides expert medical care and innovative pain and symptom management to adults and children living with life-limiting illnesses, mixed with compassion and gentleness that brings comfort and peace.

Our professional hospice team considers every medical, emotional and spiritual need. We serve as a source of strength for patients and their loved ones—a valued 24/7 resource, supporting them every step of the way.

At Care Dimensions, we understand every nuance of hospice care—we’ve been the region’s hospice care leader for more than 35 years. We know that coping with an advanced illness is challenging for patients and caregivers. Our team approach makes the experience easier by surrounding families with medical expertise and support—wherever patients live.

To learn more about when to start the conversation about hospice, the difference between hospice and palliative care, and other frequently asked questions, you may want to review our "Where do I start?" section.

Multidimensional Care

Care Dimensions offers a continuum of hospice care through all stages of advanced illness:

Where You Need Us to Be

When it is time for hospice care, Care Dimensions travels to wherever you need us to be. We structure personalized and practical programs that help patients:

Our Hospice Care Team

Care Dimensions has a highly-trained staff dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our patients. Our hospice team partners with patients and caregivers to develop customized plans that manage illness and honor personal needs and goals. With proper pain control and symptom management, we help patients be as independent as possible. We teach caregivers how to provide daily care for their loved ones and  what to expect as illness progresses. With Care Dimensions by your side, you will never feel alone.

Our interdisciplinary team brings together the skills and experience of:

  • Board certified physician specializing in hospice care coordinates care with primary physician and specialists
  • Specially trained nurse manages symptoms and pain and ensures all needs are met
  • Hospice aide assists with daily care and housekeeping
  • Social worker helps patients and families cope with emotional and practical issues
  • Chaplain offers non-denominational spiritual support
  • Complementary therapist relieves stress through music, art, massage and more
  • Trained volunteer provides companionship and help with errands
  • Bereavement counselor helps families prepare for death and cope with grief
Quality and Experience

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 more than 90 communities in Eastern Massachusetts. Our services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance plans, with generous support from the community.

Engaging Hospice Early Enables Patient to Fulfill Wish to Die at Home

Dana-Farber oncologist/researcher Barrett Rollins, MD, explains why hospice care is so vital for patients with advanced disease based on his personal experience caring for his wife, Jane Weeks, MD.

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Timing is Everything

Watch Care Dimensions' cable TV show Timing is Everything to learn more about living with an advanced illness and the benefits of hospice and palliative care.

Crucial Support Eases Stress on Caregivers

Care Dimensions helped Lynn resident Linda Cloran's experience with hospice for her husband more bearable. 
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Want to learn more about caring for your loved one at home? Download a copy of Caring with Confidence: The Patient and Family Guide to Hospice Care.

“We thought hospice would be beneficial, but I really think it was one of the smartest decisions we made about my wife's care.”

— Dr. Barrett Rollins, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute oncologist and husband of a Care Dimensions patient.