(Washington, DC, Tuesday, July 21, 2015) - The mission of palliative and end-of-life care is to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their loved ones.
This year, Care Dimensions of Danvers, Massachusetts is the winner of the 2015 Circle of Life Award for its innovation in palliative care and for improving the care of patients near the end of life. It is being held up as a model for others in the field.
Diane Stringer, President and CEO, from Care Dimensions, describes the organizationâ€™s award-winning program.
CARE DIMENSIONS PROVIDES A BROAD RANGE OF HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE SERVICES INCLUDING A PROGRAM TO SEAMLESSLY TRANSITION PATIENTS FROM HOME CARE TO HOSPICE AND SPECIALIZED CLINICAL PROGRAMS FOR PATIENTS WITH ADVANCED DEMENTIA, CARDIAC AND RESPIRATORY DIESASES. WE ALSO HAVE CULTURALLY SENSITIVE SERVICES FOR UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES, A PEDIATRIC HOSPICE AND PALIATIVE CARE PROGRAM, AND OUTREACH PROGRAMS FOR DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED AND HOMELESS PATIENTS.
FOR MORE THAN 35 YEARS, WEâ€™VE PROVIDED COMPASSIONATE EXPERTISE IN PALLIATIVE AND END-OF-LIFE CARE TO PATIENTS IN 90 COMMUNITIES IN EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS. THROUGH INNOVATIVE SPECIALIZED CARE PROGRAMS, OUTREACH TO UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES AND COLLABORATIVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS WEâ€™VE EXPANDED ACCESS TO QUALITY END OF LIFE CARE AND SUPPORT FOR PATIENTS AND FAMILIES WHEN THEY NEED US MOST.
For more information, visit www.aha.org/circleoflife.