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For Hospice Aide and Certified Nursing Assistant, It’s About Being a Guide on the Journey

Posted on June 16, 2022 by Stephanie Rodriguez, Hospice Aide in Hospice,  Hospice careers,  Kaplan Family Hospice House

Certified Nursing Assistant Stephanie Rodriguez writes about what drew her to hospice care and what advice she'd give to others looking to join end-of-life care. ...

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3 Lessons of a Hospice Nurse

Posted on June 10, 2022 by Buffey Anchordoqui, RN in Hospice careers

A former hospital nurse who took a break during the COVID-19 pandemic shares lessons she's learned since becoming a hospice nurse. ...

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A Pharmacist’s Music Therapy Lesson

Posted on June 2, 2022 by Joseph Ricciutti, Pharm.D. in Complementary therapy

A pharmacist recalls how accompanying a music therapist on visits with hospice patients changed his perspective about complementary therapy. ...

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4 Ways to Support Children During Disturbing Times

Posted on May 25, 2022 by Care Dimensions Children's Program Staff in Children

It is complicated for adults to wrap our heads around what has been happening in our world, and it can be confusing to know how to talk to our children about it. Avoiding the topic doesn’t make it go away. We encourage you to speak openly as a family about the recent events. This articles lists four ways parents can help their children deal with frightening news. ...

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The Truth About 5 Morphine Myths

Posted on May 23, 2022 by Alifia Waliji-Banglawala, Pharm.D. in Caregiving,  Hospice

Morphine relieves pain and makes it easier for many hospice patients to breathe, but persistent myths can hinder its benefits. Here’s the truth about five common morphine myths. ...

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Sharing Music with Older Adults

Posted on May 16, 2022 by Li Kynvi, MA, MT-BC, LMHC in Complementary therapy

Having worked in hospice music therapy for 15 years, Li Kynvi shares how we can help older adults reconnect with the music they love. ...

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Our Care Dimensions Hospice Team Brought Compassion to My Husband with ALS and Our Family

Posted on May 12, 2022 by Mary Ioven in Hospice

When Khalid was diagnosed with ALS, the family was shocked. His wife Mary and son Sean reached out for extra help from Care Dimensions, and received so much more. ...

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Bridging Gaps as Spanish-Speaking Hospice Nurse

Posted on May 9, 2022 by Lisa Conti in Hospice careers

Having grown up and worked as a nurse in the Dominican Republic, Care Dimensions' Registered Nurse Luz Tejeda bridges language and cultural gaps between hospice clinicians and their Spanish-speaking patients and families. ...

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Ways to Cope While Grieving Mom or Dad

Posted on May 5, 2022 by Geraldine Davis, LHMC

Everyone walks with grief now and everybody has different reactions to their grief, particularly for Mother’s and Father’s days. Try some healthy exercises for coping with your grief. ...

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Hospice Nurse Residency Grads Gain Skills, Confidence

Posted on April 27, 2022 by Lisa Conti in Hospice careers,  Nurse residency

Four nurses who recently completed Care Dimensions' hospice nurse residency program share why they applied and lessons learned from the training. ...

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