Voices of Care

Palliative Care Social Work Supports Patients

Posted on March 11, 2019 by Morissa Wiser, LICSW

In my role as a palliative care social worker for Care Dimensions, I can have in-depth conversations with patients and their families to help them clarify their goals and decisions for the future. I help them work through problems and connect them to other community resources that can help them feel more stable at home, hopefully resulting in no -- or less frequent -- hospital visits. ...

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Getting Ahead with Education Benefits at Care Dimensions

Posted on March 5, 2019 by Lisa Conti

Education benefits such as tuition reimbursement, scholarships, and discounted tuition help Care Dimensions employees attain their academic goals. ...

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How to Support Your Child When Visiting a Hospice Patient

Posted on February 28, 2019 by Care Dimensions Children’s Program Staff

Care Dimensions child life specialists offer tips for parents to prepare their children for visits with loved ones who are receiving hospice care. ...

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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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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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