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Our staff is trained in the Habilitation approach to dementia care using the “Caring for People with Alzheimer’s Disease” program created by the Alzheimer’s Association/ MANH Chapter.
We have long been aware of the profound and unique needs of people facing the final stage of life – their own, or that of a loved one. Throughout the years, members of the community have come to see us as an important resource as they navigate this transition. At the heart of our mission is enhancing the quality of remaining life, so that those in the final stage of life can live as fully, independently, and comfortably as possible. Our programs are reflective of that mission.
Good Shepherd believes in the importance of mutual respect and acceptance and values diversity in our patients, families and caregivers, employees, volunteers, community, and partner organizations. We are committed to these values and honor the dignity of each individual through the care, support and education we provide.
“We would never have been able to care for my husband at home without this level and quality of care. I could never overstate the excellent services and support we received from every member of your team.” – Family Member
By Cindy Cantrell
GLOBE CORRESPONDENT JULY 07, 2016
Courtney Arsenault, a child life specialist at Good Shepherd Community Care in Newton, describes her 5-year-old oncology patient Belle Swersey as a “beautiful, upbeat, silly, and playful child who is quick to engage and has big dreams.”
One of those aspirations, recently shared with her by Belle’s father Jonathon Swersey, was to participate in a parade with a Disney princess to spread pediatric cancer awareness.
On behalf of the entire team at Good Shepherd Community Care, our thoughts, condolences and prayers are with the grieving community in Orlando and across the world as we confront this terrible tragedy. In the midst of all this sadness, we hope that people will find comfort in knowing that love makes us stronger than hate. We at Good Shepherd are PROUD to care for our community and honored to have marched in Boston Pride this weekend.
by Val Walker
Brave New Normal is a series of Q&A's with professionals devoted to preserving the role of conversation in healthcare.
To launch Brave New Normal this month, my first Q&A is with Jennifer Sax, Director of Communications at Good Shepherd Community Care in Newton, MA. Working for hospices since volunteering as a teen, she is a leading advocate in the Boston area for having end-of-life conversations. Jennifer coordinates educational programs for the Good Shepherd Institute, collaborating with a vast, dynamic network of trainers for end-of-life planning.
2016 Good Shepherd Institute Dinner featuring Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel.
One of the leading practitioners shaping the future of healthcare, with a long record of experience at the top levels of policy Dr. Emanuel trained both as an oncologist (MD, Harvard Medical School) and a political scientist. “Zeke” offers a uniquely thoughtful perspective on the most difficult issues in medicine today.
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One of the most trusted health care organizations in Greater Boston focusing on hospice and palliative care, Good Shepherd needs you to support our administrative team.
Hospice of the Good Shepherd DBA Good Shepherd Community Care is a 501 © 3 not-for-profit organization. Our Federal Tax ID number is 04-2655734. Donations are fully deductible to the extent permitted by IRS guidelines.
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