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HomeMD Caring for and Keeping Patients Safe at Home

HomeMD helps patients like Chester and Eleanor Buras by bringing primary care straight to their home.
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Helping a Son Navigate His Mother’s Journey with Dementia
Russell Grand knew his mother's dementia was worsening, so he turned to Care Dimensions to help, first with palliative care, then specialized hospice care.
Living Longer, Better with Palliative Care
After being diagnosed with cancer of the tissue lining the abdomen, Steve turned to Care Dimensions for palliative care to manage his symptoms and help him live the way he wanted while dealing with a serious illness.
A Tradition of Illuminating Memories and Compassionate Care

Donor Elvira Borsari participates in Tree of Lights ceremonies in memory of her husband and her mom and in gratitude for the support from the Care Dimensions hospice teams, "which made a world of difference to me and my family. I'm proud to support the Care Dimensions mission."

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."
Independence Defined Quality of Life for Beverly Veteran
Tired of frequent trips to the hospital, Kenneth "Woody" Wooldridge chose Care Dimensions to help him regain his independence.
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.

Kaplan House Helps Young Woman Accomplish Her Goal
The care that Kiara Khapertian received at the Kaplan Family Hospice House allowed her to continue her PhD dissertation, to marry her sweetheart, and enjoy every second of life.
Needham Nun Knows Value of Starting Hospice Early
Sister Kathleen Crowley understood the benefits of hospice care. Shortly after being diagnosed with liver cancer, she decided to forego a complicated surgery and difficult recovery process amd contacted Care Dimensions.
Hospice Gave Our Family 8 More Months with My Father
Brenda Nikas-Hayes recalls how hospice with Care Dimensions gave her father, Ernie, "a really great quality of life" for eight additional months.
Family of North Shore Surgeon Finds Comfort at Kaplan House
When Dr. Mayo Johnson's pain and symptoms were too much to manage at home, his family turned to the clinical team at Kaplan House to provide expert care and a peaceful, comfortable environment for their whole family.
Collaboration is Cornerstone to Increasing Access to Hospice Care for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Skip was born with developmental and intellectual disabilities, and many health issues. After battling with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Skip was suggested to consider hospice care at home. 
Veteran at Kaplan House Takes Virtual Tour of WWII Memorial

Care Dimensions arranges for a special Virtual Tour of the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C. for a veteran patient at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers.

Honoring a Husband and Helping to Ensure End-of-Life Services in MetroWest
Deb Zaffiro's husband John passed away at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in August of 2014. When she heard that Care Dimensions was building a second inpatient hospice facility in Lincoln, she knew firsthand about the need it would fill in the MetroWest area.
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.
Engaging Hospice Early Enables Patient to Fulfill Wish to Die at Home

Dana-Farber oncologist/researcher Barrett Rollins, MD, explains why hospice care is so vital for patients with advanced disease based on his personal experience caring for his wife, Jane Weeks, MD.

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.

Therapy Dog Brings Joy to Patients

Volunteer Cynthia Turover and her pet therapy dog Louie make the day a little brighter when for patients.

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.

While our website will give you a better understanding about hospice care and the services that Care Dimensions provides, no one can tell the true story quite like our patients, families and staff. We encourage you to take a moment and read their stories and watch our videos.

You’ll be forever changed as you learn about life’s difficult final journey and the amazing patients, caregivers and staff who’ve embarked on the experience together.

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.