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Podcast: The Importance of Listening

Posted on May 27, 2020 by Mia Buscone

In this episode of our podcast of Living Forever, Not an Option, our hosts Lyn Skarmeas and Mary Crowe focus the importance of active listening skills and how truly being in the moment with a person in a compassionate and non-judgmental way, is one of the greatest gifts you can give another, especially at end of life. ...

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Remembering a Fellow Navy Veteran this Memorial Day

Posted on May 21, 2020 by Mary Hutchinson, RN

A hospice nurse and Navy veteran recalls a special patient and fellow veteran who gave her something she'll never forget. ...

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Hospice Nurse Residency Graduates Share Experiences

Posted on May 19, 2020 by Lisa Conti

Four recent graduates of the Care Dimensions Hospice Nurse Residency Program share their key takeaways from the residency, and what it’s like to start their new career during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

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Pandemic Can’t Stop Healing Efforts of Rowley Women

Posted on May 15, 2020 by Lisa Conti

When Gail Byrnes and Anne Boedecker of Rowley, MA, could no longer operate their businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they tapped into their love of sewing and helping others. ...

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Ways to Cope When you Cannot Visit a Loved one in a Facility

Posted on May 12, 2020 by Sandra Yudilevich Espinoza, Ph.D., LICSW

If you are prohibited from seeing a loved one in a facility due to COVID-19, here are some things you can do to support them and take care of yourself: ...

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Tips for Coping With Mother’s Day or Father’s Day Following Loss

Posted on May 7, 2020 by Wendy Paramore, LICSW

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day can trigger intense feelings, even years after a death. Here are six tips that grieving families have found useful when trying to cope with Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. ...

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Recognizing Desocialization Grief During a Pandemic

Posted on May 4, 2020 by Rev. Donna Spencer Collins, M.Div.

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to give up old norms, values, attitudes and behaviors. Recognizing the resulting grief can bring comfort. ...

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Podcast: Telling Our Stories: The Importance of Reminiscing and Life Review

Posted on April 30, 2020 by Mia Buscone

In this latest episode of our podcast Living Forever, Not an Option, our hosts Mary Crowe and Lyn Skarmeas talk about the benefits of reminiscing and life review. ...

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GivingTuesdayNow: Thanking our Hospice Heroes

Posted on April 28, 2020 by Lisa Conti

Help support and thank Care Dimensions' hospice heroes who are on the front lines working to overcome challenges brought on by the COVID-19 panedemic. ...

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Tips for Treating Overly Dry Hands

Posted on April 27, 2020 by Laura Berry MSN, RN, FNP-BC, ACHPN, CWON

Frequent hand washing and hand sanitizer use are necessary during the COVID-19 pandemic, but can dehydrate skin. Here are tips to treat overly dry hands. ...

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