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As Pet Therapy Dog Retires, Owner Readies Replacement

As Pet Therapy Dog Retires, Owner Readies Replacement

Posted on August 8, 2023 by Lisa Conti in Complementary therapy,  Volunteers

After visiting hundreds of hospice patients and families, 13-year-old Care Dimensions pet therapy dog Tessie is retiring, but her owner already has a new dog ready to take her place. ...

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'Hardest Thing I Ever Did': Veteran of 3 Wars Reflects on Caring for his Dying Wife

'Hardest Thing I Ever Did': Veteran of 3 Wars Reflects on Caring for his Dying Wife

Posted on July 25, 2023 by Lisa Conti in Caregiving

A retired Army sergeant major recalls how a Care Dimensions hospice team helped him ensure that his wife could be cared for at home, be comfortable, and die peacefully. ...

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Fewer Medications May Help Hospice Patients’ Quality of Life

Fewer Medications May Help Hospice Patients’ Quality of Life

Posted on July 18, 2023 by Allyson Beechy, PharmD in Caregiving

Medications for people who choose hospice care are tailored to the patient's needs. The hospice team’s goal is to ensure the patient receives the biggest benefit from the fewest medications. ...

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Honored to Give Back as Hospice Aide and Certified Nursing Assistant

Honored to Give Back as Hospice Aide and Certified Nursing Assistant

Posted on June 14, 2023 by Marise Belice, CNA in Hospice careers

Grateful for the compassionate hospice care her mother received years ago, Care Dimensions Certified Nursing Assistant Marise Belice is committed to helping her patients have the best end of life possible. ...

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Hospice Helps Grant Mom Her Final Wishes

Hospice Helps Grant Mom Her Final Wishes

Posted on May 16, 2023 by Beth Fox Lepore in Hospice

"Care Dimensions assured us that they would make possible our mom’s final wishes... They said they would take care of everything." A daughter-in-law recounts how our team was able to guide them on their hospice journey, leaving them with no regrets. ...

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How I Went from Caregiver to Hospice Nurse

How I Went from Caregiver to Hospice Nurse

Posted on May 8, 2023 by Rick Healy, BSN, RN, CHPN in Hospice careers

When his mother chose hospice, Rick Healy learned a valuable lesson that influenced his decision to leave corporate finance and become a hospice nurse. ...

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New Hospice Nurses Reflect on Residency

New Hospice Nurses Reflect on Residency

Posted on April 25, 2023 by Lisa Conti in Hospice careers

Five recent graduates of Care Dimensions' Hospice Nurse Residency Program share their takeaways about the on-the-job learning that prepared them to become hospice nurse case managers. ...

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Pet Therapy Volunteers Bring Joy and Peace

Pet Therapy Volunteers Bring Joy and Peace

Posted on April 18, 2023 by Nancy Donaldson, Care Dimensions Volunteer in Care Dimensions Hospice House,  Volunteers

Pet therapy can bring a bit of happiness to those who need it. Care Dimensions Volunteer Nancy Donaldson shares her experience of visiting hospice patients with her dog Wilson. ...

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5 Steps to Take Charge of Your Health Care Wishes

5 Steps to Take Charge of Your Health Care Wishes

Posted on April 12, 2023 by Mary Crowe, LICSW, ACHP-SW, C.D.S., CDP in Advance Directives,  Health care directives

Here's how you can be in more control about medical treatments you would or would not want if you were unable to express your health care wishes yourself. ...

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Some Ways Hospice Social Workers Support Patients, Families

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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