In the fall of 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Jack, 91, was in the hospital being treated for complications from advanced heart and kidney conditions when his family decided to bring their dad home on hospice with Care Dimensions. Jack loved living life to the fullest, and hospice gave him eight more great weeks living it with family, the people who mattered the most to him.
Cardiac Program Support Enables Patient to Fulfill Dream of Family Reunion in Egypt
Close telemonitoring of her health and quick adjustments of her medications helped keep Clair’s heart health in check while allowing her to remain home and out of the hospital. And plan her reunion trip to Egypt.
Care Dimensions Hospice Team Links Mother and Daughter During COVID
When COVID-19 pandemic precautions and restrictions prevented her from visiting her mom, Bertha, in her memory care unit, the Care Dimensions hospice team provided the communications lifeline Dale needed, serving as her "eyes and ears."
Harry decided to stop his chemotherapy in 2020 for a better quality of life, so Kathryn turned to the Care Dimensions hospice team for expert help at home. To better manage his symptoms during two health crises, Harry was transferred to the Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln. "Because of the wonderful care from the hospice team, Harry died with dignity with his loved ones by his side," Kathryn said.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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 Li 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.