Veterans Hospice Program

Specialized Care

Our Time to Serve

Care Dimensions provides respectful medical care and compassionate support for seriously ill veterans. Having achieved the highest level of partnership status of the We Honor Veterans program, we have joined forces with the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) professionals and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization to provide the highest quality and improve access to end-of-life care for military veterans. We understand the medical issues unique to various branches and eras of military service and offer hospice care that meets these needs, wherever veterans live.

Where You Need Us to Be

Care Dimensions cares for veterans wherever they call home:

  • Home of the veteran or caregiver
  • Senior housing, assisted living and skilled-nursing facilities
  • Group homes, residences, foster care or homeless shelters
  • VA nursing home care units and VA medical centers
  • State Veterans home
  • Hospitals
  • Kaplan Family Hospice House
Multidimensional Care

Our veterans program provides a full range of services for any life-limiting condition. Services include:

  • Individualized pain and symptom relief plan that addresses medical and psychological issues common in veterans
  • Disease-specific programs
  • Kaplan House for respite care or symptom management
  • Medication, supplies and equipment
  • 24/7 medical, emotional and spiritual support
  • Assistance identifying and securing resources and benefits for veterans and dependents
  • Veteran-to-veteran volunteer program
  • Formal recognition and appreciation for military service
  • Assistance with military funeral and memorial planning
  • Caregiver education
  • Complementary therapies
  • Grief support

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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Our Veterans Program Team

Care Dimensions helps patients and caregivers communicate needs, navigate the healthcare system and plan for the future. Our interdisciplinary team brings together the skills and experience of:

  • Board certified physician specializing in hospice and palliative care coordinates care with primary physician and specialists
  • Specially trained nurse manages symptoms and pain
  • 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
  • Veteran-to-Veteran volunteer provides companionship
  • Complementary therapist relieves stress through music, art, massage and more
  • Bereavement counselor helps families prepare for death and cope with grief
Payment for Hospice Care

Veterans may be eligible to receive payment for hospice services through several programs. Veterans who are:

  • Enrolled with the VA health system may be covered by the VA benefit
  • Eligible for Medicare are covered by the Medicare hospice benefit
  • Eligible for Medicaid are covered by the Medicaid hospice benefit
  • Enrolled in private insurance plans may be covered by their insurance policy
Refer a Patient

It is never too soon to learn about our veterans program. Anyone can make a referral. Simply call our Referral Center at 888-283-1722 to ask questions or schedule a consultation or fill out our secure online referral form.


Annual We Honor Veterans
Breakfast Ceremonies

Join us for our We Honor Veterans Breakfast Presentations recognizing our 2016 Award and Honorable Mention recipients.

North Shore Breakfast Presentation
Tuesday, November 1 ~ 8:30-10 a.m.
Danversport Yacht Club, Danvers
RSVP by October 25 to Roberta Czajkowski
978-750-9382 or RCzajkowski@caredimensions.org
North Shore Award and Honorable Mention recipients

Greater Boston Breakfast Presentation
Wednesday, November 2 ~ 9:30-11 a.m.
American Legion, Nonantum Post 440, Newton
RSVP by October 26 to Jane Corrigan
781-373-6574 or JCorrigan@CareDimensions.org
Greater Boston Award and Honorable Mention recipients


Showing Appreciation for Military Veterans

Care Dimensions presents all military veterans with a Freedom Stone in recognition of their service to our country.

 

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.