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Some Ways Hospice Social Workers Support Patients, Families

Posted on March 21, 2023 by Mary Crowe, LICSW, ACHP-SW, C.D.S., CDP

In observance of Social Work Month, we look at three of the many ways that a social worker can help a hospice patient and their family cope with the social, emotional, and practical challenges related to terminal illness. ...

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7 Tips for Explaining End of Life to Children

Posted on March 2, 2023 by Sammy McCarthy MS, CCLS, and Sarah Bujold MS, CCLS in Children

In observance of Child Life Month, two Care Dimensions child life specialists provide seven tips for talking to children about death and dying. ...

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My Path to Helping People at End of Life

Posted on February 22, 2023 by Geoff Pope in Complementary therapy,  Volunteers

Geoff Pope recalls how his interest in human services and reiki, plus his family's hospice experiences, led him to become a Care Dimensions hospice volunteer. ...

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8 Tips for Raising Grieving Children

Posted on January 30, 2023 by Samantha McCarthy, MS, CCLS, and Sarah Bujold, MS, CCLS in Children

Here are eight tips that parents can use to help their grieving children cope with death and loss. ...

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Education Benefits Help Nurses Advance Their Careers

Posted on January 16, 2023 by Lisa Conti in Hospice careers

Three hospice nurses share how Care Dimensions’ education benefits - including tuition reimbursement, scholarships, and its hospice nurse residency program - helped them advance their careers. ...

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Lifelong Bruins Fan Gets Back to the Garden

Posted on December 14, 2022 by Lisa Conti in Hospice,  Social Work

After suffering two strokes, moving into a group home and coming onto hospice care, Dennis Lagerblade did not expect to attend more Boston Bruins games. That changed when his social worker's request to the Care Dimensions Family Fund was approved. ...

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Care Dimensions Annual Appeal

Posted on December 2, 2022 by Dr. Stephanie Patel, President & CEO in Donors

For many of our families who care for loved ones faced with life-limiting illnesses, Care Dimensions provides comfort, support, and compassionate hospice and palliative care to help make the good days even better. ...

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Rotary Club Helps Families with Sick Children at Thanksgiving

Posted on November 22, 2022 by Lisa Conti in Children,  Donors,  Palliative Care

A Rotarian whose grandson had hospice care in England pays it forward for sick children and their families on the North Shore of Massachusetts. ...

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3 Ways to Support Grieving Teens Who Use Social Media

Posted on November 16, 2022 by Samantha McCarthy in Children

Posting to social media is one of the ways grieving teens may choose to remember a person they've lost. These platforms can be a great outlet for connecting, empowering, advocating and remembering if they have proper support and oversight. ...

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What I Wish Every Patient Knew About Hospice

Posted on November 1, 2022 by Mary Johnson, RN in Hospice

A hospice nurse explains several benefits of choosing hospice early during a serious illness. ...

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