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...
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...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
Posted on April 18, 2019 by Lisa Conti
More than 300 hospice supporters from across the nation – including a Care Dimensions clinical manager – descended on Capitol Hill on April 17 for meetings that stressed expanded access to and coverage for hospice and palliative care services. ...
Posted on April 16, 2019 by Mary Crowe, LICSW, ACHP-SW
Sharing your health care choices-- through advance directives--is a gift you can give to those you love, giving them the confidence to act knowingly on your behalf. At the same time, your autonomy and dignity are preserved by tailoring medical care based on your own preferences. ...
Posted on April 9, 2019 by Wendy Killeen
Two community volunteers from Wenham, MA, donate their talents to create prayer squares and quilts that are given to patients at Care Dimensions' Kaplan Family Hospice House. ...