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'Will You Pray for Me?'

Posted on January 9, 2020 by Rev. Rona Tyndall, M.Div.

Care Dimensions Senior Chaplain Rona Tyndall feels blessed after having watched "It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" with her mother, who has dementia. ...

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Podcast: Hospice Myths and Misconceptions

Posted on January 6, 2020 by Veronica Giarla

In this latest episode of our podcast Living Forever, Not an Option, our hosts Mary Crowe and Lyn Skarmeas discuss several myths and misconceptions surrounding hospice care ...

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Death of Developmentally Disabled Child Can Bring Complicated Emotions

Posted on January 6, 2020 by By Erin Uzarski

The loss of a developmentally disabled child can bring a complex array of emotions due to being not only a parent, but also a long-term caregiver, advocate, case manager, and, sometimes, a legal representative, even as that child enters adulthood. For these and other reasons, parents who have lost a developmentally disabled child often find it difficult to relate to other bereaved parents who c...

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Attending A New England Patriots Game: A Hospice Patient’s Dream Come True

Posted on December 31, 2019 by Care Dimensions

When Joan McLynch was admitted to Care Dimensions hospice care for complications from her leukemia, her admissions nurse asked her about her primary goals and health priorities. “I didn’t have to think about it,” says Joan. “I said that I wanted to feel good enough to make it through December 2019 and to attend the Patriots home game against the Miami Dolphins.” ...

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Podcast: Coping with the Holidays After a Loss

Posted on December 22, 2019 by Veronica Giarla

In the latest episode of our podcast Living Forever, Not an Option, our hosts discuss grieving during the holidays, key pieces of advice for navigating the holiday season for those who are grieving, and support available through Care Dimensions. ...

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Exploring Cultural and Family Dynamics at End of Life

Posted on December 19, 2019 by Veronica Giarla

In the latest "Cinema & CEU" offering using the movie "The Farewell", the Care Dimensions Learning Institute explores the differences between Eastern and Western cultural views and influences on end of life. ...

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4 Grief Support Tips for the Holidays

Posted on December 17, 2019 by April Evans

Here are four grief support tips to help you not only survive the holidays, but to also find some solace during the season. ...

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Coping with First Holiday Season After a Loved One’s Death

Posted on November 25, 2019 by Erin Uzarski, MS

Care Dimensions Bereavement Counselor Erin Uzarski offers some practical strategies for coping with your first holiday season without your loved one. ...

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The Annual Holiday Visit: An Opportunity for Family Conversations about Health Planning and Preferences

Posted on November 18, 2019 by Dr. Talia Lewis

At this time of year, many of us travel long distances to reunite with parents, siblings and extended family. In addition to the meals and celebrations, the annual holiday visit can be a good opportunity to open up conversations about changes we may notice in our loved ones’ health status, and overall, how their days are going. One place to start is with your loved one’s mobility.&n...

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Military Experience Helps Volunteer Relate to Veterans Receiving Hospice

Posted on November 7, 2019 by Lisa Conti

Care Dimensions volunteer Jerry Dunn says his time in the Navy helps him relate to hospice patients he sees who also are veterans of military service. ...

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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.