Patient Stories

Hospice Care

Patient Thrives on Hospice Care with Veteran Volunteer

Joe MacDonald's health rebounded on hospice care. He especially enjoyed the companionship of his Veteran-to-Veteran volunteer Tom Pendergast.

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Music Therapy Helps Patients Connect and Express Themselves

Surrounded by the artwork she created and collected, Marjorie (Pat) Lawrence, 94, was still enamored with the arts, especially music, until her death. Her visits with Care Dimensions' music therapist Lisa Kynvi became a focal point for Pat.
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Till Death Do Us Part

Mary and Alphonse Gokas were inseparable, including during their last days at Kaplan House, where they held hands one last time.

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Patient Treasures His Volunteer Visits

Frank Medeiros, a 30-year volunteer, brought companionship to a patient by driving him through Nahant or to a Rockport candy store for saltwater taffy.

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Cardiac Patient Finds Help from Specialized Hospice Care Program

The close monitoring from Care Dimensions' Cardiac Program has improved Joe DeSalvo's health and kept him at home and out of the hospital.
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Supporting Patients with Special Needs

Music therapy helps Kat Flynn express herself and provides stress release and comfort while on hospice care.
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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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Jewish Hospice Program Cares for Patients and Families

After losing his wife Sandy to cancer, Barry Kahn participated in Care Dimensions' Grieving Loss in a Jewish Way program. “It was extremely helpful to process the Jewish aspect of grieving.”
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Pediatric Hospice Allowed Baby Jordan to Live His Life to the Fullest

Jenna and Paul Clapp made the hard decision to opt for hospice care for their infant son, Jordan.
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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.