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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
On Monday, April 18th, Stephen Campbell and Martin Kelledy crossed the FINISH LINE of the 2016 Boston Marathon. Both runners had a combined goal of raising more than $15,000 for Good Shepherd Community Care. Proceeds from the Marathon help bridge the gap between insurance reimbursement and the cost of the skilled compassionate care provided by organization. Some of the funding will also benefit Good Shepherd’s pediatric palliative care program. Make your tax deductible contribution to either of their campaigns today!
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.
NORTH ANDOVER — Even as cancer ravaged his body, Robert Key simply wanted to get back on a horse one last time.
Key, known to family and friends as "Rebel," was a military veteran who had been diagnosed with lung cancer and given just months to live by doctors.
In his youth, Key worked on a ranch and rode horses constantly, but he had not done so in many years. When he received his devastating diagnosis last year, he had one final dream: to get back in the saddle and ride one more horse, one last time.
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.
Good Shepherd Institute Dinner:
On Thursday, November 5th, Good Shepherd hosted its 3rd Annual Good Shepherd Institute Dinner featuring Scott Simon, host of NPRs WEEKEND EDITION and award-winning journalist and author.
Stay tuned for details about next year’s dinner.
Are you a caring, compassionate person looking for a way to support your community? This is the perfect opportunity for you!
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.
Good Shepherd Institute: A community resource for education, training and research about end-of-life.
Books & Beyond: Director of Communications, Jennifer Sax, was recently interviewed on “Books & Beyond” about Good Shepherd and Good Shepherd Institute.
By Deirdre Fernandes | Globe Staff August 26, 2012
Photo by Michele McDonald for the Boston Globe
Ida Shtulman laughs from behind the wacky, oversized glasses. Her white hair is in a neat bob. Always fashionable, she wears a new red blouse and black sweater for the occasion, although the clothes swallow her now-small frame. There is a clown nearby, a cake ablaze with candles, and sparkling juice. In these photos of her 90th birthday party in March, Ida is smiling as she is hugged by family members.
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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