On Care Dimensions Hospice, 'I Continue to Live My LIfe'
Fiercely independent, Fernando "Frank" Matos, 91, chose hospice at home after two years of treatment for pancreatic cancer, for the continuity of care he wanted. "I want people to know that if you come on hospice early, you can live better days."
Fulfilling Bucket List Dreams is Part of Patient Care
Because of COVID-19 precautions, the visit to the Encore Boston Harbor on John Kelemanik’s bucket list wasn’t possible, so the Care Dimensions team created a special casino night for him and his family at home.
Since Care Dimensions hospice patient Rosalie Marie Cardoza Cioffi, 85, started drawing and sharing her art on Facebook, her anxiety and stress levels have lessened naturally, so check-in video calls with her RN case manager have been reduced from two video calls a week to only one.
Care Dimensions Helps Young Father Meet End-of-Life Goals
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.
Hospice Provides Acceptance and Comfort for LGBT Patient Without Support System
Joan Casey came to the Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln, MA, with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) and no support system. While at the hospice house, she talked about the sense of community and belonging she received there.
Hospice Helps Couple Enjoy Their Final Weeks Together
Care Dimensions helped create special memories for hospice patients Rose and David Rosenthal, who were able to celebrate their 68th wedding anniversary at their long-term care facility with family and friends.
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.
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 95 communities in Eastern Massachusetts.