In celebration of National Nursing Assistant Week, June 13-19, Care Dimensions recognizes all of its hospice aides, including Brighton resident Maria Raphael, for the care they provide patients at end of life.
“Our Hospice Aides are the women and men who live our mission every day to provide gentle, compassionate care and companionship to our patients,” said Care Dimensions President and CEO Patricia Ahern. “While they’re bathing, dressing and providing personal care to patients, they’re also talking and listening to stories, laughing and singing with patients. They remind us, so eloquently in their daily deeds, that the secret to the care of patients is caring for patients.”
Care Dimensions is the largest hospice and palliative care provider to adults and children in Massachusetts. As a nonprofit, community-based leader in advanced illness care, Care Dimensions provides comprehensive hospice, palliative care, grief support and teaching programs in more than 95 communities in Eastern Massachusetts. Celebrating 40 years of service, Care Dimensions was founded in 1978 as Hospice of the North Shore and cares for patients wherever they live — in their homes, in skilled nursing facilities and assisted living communities, in hospitals or at their two inpatient hospice facilities, the Care Dimension Hospice House in Lincoln and the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers.
For information, visit http://CareDimensions.org.