Voices of Care

Devoted to Each Other Forever

Posted on February 8, 2019 by Diane Sullivan and Karen Knowles, on behalf of the Trainor Family

Don and Marie Trainor were married 63 years. Hospice helped them remain together to the end of their lives. ...

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Good Communication is Central to Good Hospice Experience

Posted on January 22, 2019 by Ted Baldwin

Frequent, detailed communication from the Care Dimensions hospice team gave me and my sister peace of mind regarding our mother's comfort and quality of life. ...

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How Hospice Became Personal for Me

Posted on January 15, 2019 by Lisa Conti

Reading and writing about hospice is one thing. Referring a childhood friend for hospice is another. ...

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When Grieving a Loved One Who Has Died From Substance Use

Posted on January 3, 2019 by Erin Uzarski, MS

People grieving the loss of someone who has died from substance use need a safe space to share freely without fear of judgment. ...

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Finding Sparks in the Darkness

Posted on December 19, 2018 by Ellen Frankel, LCSW

In both the external darkness of the season, and our internal darkness as we grieve, we can search for sparks of light to lead us to a place of hope and healing. ...

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Learning From Hospice Patients on Their End-of-Life Journey

Posted on December 6, 2018 by Anna Chon, MD

One reason I chose to become a family physician was the opportunity to know my patients as people, to learn from their lives, to discover their values, and to help them achieve their goals. I have since realized that I can best learn about and care for people by helping control their pain and suffering as a hospice and palliative care physician. ...

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BankGloucester Remembers Co-worker While Helping Other Hospice Patients

Posted on November 23, 2018 by Anne Williams

Since 2001, BankGloucester has hosted Care Dimensions’ annual Tree of Lights ceremony for Cape Ann communities as a way to help local grieving residents get through the holidays, but this year’s event is also personal for Bank President Patrick Thorpe and several members of his team. ...

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7 Coping Tips for Family Caregivers During the Holidays

Posted on November 23, 2018 by Patrice DePasquale, LICSW

At Care Dimensions, our physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, and trained volunteers witness the stress that many family caregivers experience at this time of year. Here are seven coping tips to help caregivers minimize stress and enhance quality time spent with family and friends during the holidays. ...

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10 Tips for Coping With Loss During the Holidays

Posted on November 20, 2018 by Sandra Yudilevich Espinoza, Ph.D., LICSW

If you have lost a loved one, recently or more distantly, you may approach the holiday season with anxiety and dread. What follows are suggestions for coping with the holidays as you wonder how you will get through them without your loved one. ...

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3 Ways to Support Grieving Teens Who Use Social Media

Posted on November 14, 2018 by Samantha Alanis

Posting to social media is one of the ways grieving teens may choose to remember their person. These platforms can be a great outlet for connecting, empowering, advocating and remembering if they have proper support and oversight. ...

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