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Family Matters: Devoted Siblings Thankful for Mom’s Hospice Care

A grateful family appreciates the dignity and support that their mother received during nine months of hospice care at home.

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Then Harry Met Kathryn

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.

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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."

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Care Dimensions Counsels Family Overwhelmed by Toll of Alzheimer's disease

The Care Dimensions hospice team has cared for Jim Wilson, diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2013, and supported his family with in-person and virtual supports and dealing with their grief.

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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.

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Rosalie's Art of Healing

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.

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Tree of Lights Brings Closer Connection to Lost Loved One

To honor her best friend, Joe McKeown, Karen Hanks of Charlestown became a Care Dimensions Tree of Lights supporter in 2019, and continues to donate in his memory.

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Hospice Experiences Motivate Caregiver to Give Back

Care Dimensions’ supportive care for his mother, partner Jan, and brother Paul left Mark O'Donnell with a desire to give back to Care Dimensions. This year, he joined the David Sherman Legacy Society, whose members have made a provision for Care Dimensions in their estate plans.

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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.

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HomeMD Program Offers In-Home Primary Care for Patients and Families

Regular primary care visits by Care Dimensions' HomeMD team allow sisters Kathy and Patty Mooney to receive much of the care they need at home.

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Hospice Helps Couple Make Memories - One Visit at a Time

For 95-year-old Aaron Wiseman, getting to spend some time each weekday with Roslyn, his wife of 70 years, means a lot. Thanks to his Care Dimensions hospice aide Kenia, he gets to do just that.

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