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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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Pandemic Reflection: Spiritual Counselors Do What it Takes to Create a Sacred Space

Posted on October 24, 2022 by Rev. Beth Loughhead, M.Div.

In recognition of Spiritual Care Week and its theme, "Relevant and Responsive in Times of Crisis," Care Dimensions Spiritual Counselor Beth Loughhead recalls the extraordinary measures taken to create a sacred space for hospice patients, families, and co-workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

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4 Alternative Ways of Taking Medication

Posted on October 5, 2022 by Nancy Messih, RPh in Caregiving

While taking medication by mouth may be convenient and cost-effective for most people, here are other options for those who have trouble swallowing. ...

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Why I Support the Walk for Hospice: Our Mission and Our Community

Posted on September 21, 2022 by Robin Ellington in Walk for Hospice

This year Care Dimensions Hospice Aide Dale Lemure made a pledge to raise more money than last year to support the 35th Annual Walk for Hospice. With the help of business relationships she has forged in her 19-year career, she did just that. ...

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