Voices of Care

Walk for Hospice: A Family Tradition

Posted on July 11, 2019 by Kaitlyn King

For Kaitlyn King and her family, the Care Dimensions Walk for Hospice is more than a fundraising event. It represents a day filled with traditions and old friends. ...

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A Night to Remember for Young Hospice Patient

Posted on June 24, 2019 by Wendy Killeen

Eliza Mager missed her high school prom due to cancer treatments, but her friends, family and Care Dimensions hospice team helped arrange a prom-like event for her 22nd birthday. ...

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Hospice Aide's Thoughtfulness Improves Patients' Quality of Life

Posted on June 20, 2019 by Care Dimensions

Care Dimensions Evening Hospice Aide Hillary Fortin brings comfort, compassion, and kindness that can enhance a patient’s quality of life. ...

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Being a Hospice Aide: What it Takes. What It Gives

Posted on June 18, 2019 by Jeanne Puffer, CNA, Hospice Aide

To be a hospice aide, you have to really care about the patient. It also helps that, at Care Dimensions, we have the tools, the time and the education to do what we need to do to deliver great patient care.  My job brings me lots of rewards and appreciation—from my patients, their caregivers, my clinical team members and manager. Why and How I Became a Hospice Aide As a child I...

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Grieving Your Dad? 6 Tips for Father's Day

Posted on June 14, 2019 by Roxane Weddle, LMHC

Happy Father’s Day!  This weekend, we will hear and read this greeting over backyard barbecue tables and via interstate telephone calls, emails and greeting cards.    However, if you are grieving the loss of your dad, stepdad, grandad or guardian, this Father’s Day may be anything but happy. Instead, you may feel sad and lonely.  This is normal. In the words of g...

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Honoring Fallen Service Members, Drawing on Hospice Experience

Posted on May 22, 2019 by Rev. Jay Libby, M.Div.

A Care Dimensions hospice chaplain offers Memorial Day reflections on the similarities and the differences between his day-to-day role, and that of his job as a chaplain in the U.S. Navy Reserve. ...

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Introducing the Hidden Hospice Case Manager

Posted on May 16, 2019 by Janet Zipes

Most cardiac and respiratory patients receiving specialized hospice care from Care Dimensions know Diane Theriault only by her voice, but she is an important part of the interdisciplinary team. ...

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Hospice Nursing is Where I'm Meant to Be

Posted on May 6, 2019 by Anastacia Sanderson, BSN, RN, CHPN

Anastacia Sanderson knew at a young age she wanted to be a nurse, but she found her true calling when she discovered hospice nursing. ...

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Volunteer Creates Bouquets of Thanks at Kaplan Family Hospice House

Posted on May 2, 2019 by Wendy Killeen

Volunteer Kathe Hyland of Danvers creates floral arrangements for Care Dimensions' Kaplan Family Hospice House as a way of giving back for the care her mother received there. ...

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Camp Stepping Stones: Magical Event for Grieving Kids, Parents

Posted on April 30, 2019 by Kelli Ann Sullivan

The mother of three children recalls the healing effects of Care Dimensions' Camp Stepping Stones, a family retreat for children and adults who have experienced the death of someone close to them. The family now helps other grieving families by volunteering at the event. ...

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Since 1978, Care Dimensions has provided comprehensive and compassionate care for individuals and families dealing with life-threatening illnesses. As the non-profit leader in advanced illness care, we offer services in more than 95 communities in Eastern Massachusetts.