In celebration of National Nursing Assistant Week, June 17 – 23, Care Dimensions, the largest hospice and palliative care provider to adults and children in Massachusetts, recognizes hospice aide CNA Josiane Tshowa for the outstanding, compassionate care she provides to patients at end of life.
â€œOur hospice aides are the women and men who live our mission every day to provide gentle, compassionate care and companionship to our patients,â€ said Care Dimensions President and CEO Patricia Ahern, a nursing veteran for more than 40 years. â€œWhile theyâ€™re bathing, dressing and providing personal care to patients, theyâ€™re also talking and listening to stories, laughing and singing with patients. Our hospice aides are loved by patients and their families for the tender loving care they provide. They remind us, so eloquently in their daily deeds, that the secret to the care of patients is caring for patients.â€
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 in more than 100 communities in Massachusetts. Founded in 1978 as Hospice of the North Shore, Care Dimensions cares for patients wherever they live â€“ in their homes, in skilled nursing facilities and assisted living communities, in hospitals, or at our two inpatient hospice facilities, the Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln and the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Additionally, Care Dimensions HomeMD program provides in-home primary care to patients over age 65 in select communities on the North Shore and Greater Boston who have difficulty leaving home. The Care Dimensions Learning Institute educates more than 7,000 health care professionals and community members each year on advanced illness and end-of-life topics. Please visit www.CareDimensions.org to learn more about Care Dimensions.