Care Dimensions: Blog

Voices of Care

Hospice Volunteer: Each Visit is a Gift

Posted on September 9, 2021 by Lisa Conti

Laura O'Connor says she has learned a lot about interacting with people as a Care Dimensions hospice volunteer and about the rewards it brings her. ...

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Why I Walk: Hospice Changed My Life

Posted on September 2, 2021 by Alice Thomson, RN

After seeing how much her mother benefited from hospice, Alice Thomson decided to become a hospice nurse. She explains why she's supporting Care Dimensions' Walk for Hospice. ...

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Lola, Dog Volunteer, Ever on Duty – a Remembrance

Posted on August 25, 2021 by Robin Ellington

Volunteers Kathy Sylvanowicz and Lola, the chocolate Lab, were Care Dimensions volunteers for three years, visiting hospice patients and bringing them joy. ...

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Mission Inspires Walk for Hospice Teamwork at Care Dimensions

Posted on August 18, 2021 by Robin Ellington

Six Care Dimensions employees explain why they support the Walk for Hospice, why they believe in the mission and why their commitment has never waned. ...

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Rose and Dale Support Walk for Hospice and Each Other

Posted on August 12, 2021 by Robin Ellington

Since Rose and Dale met in 2003 they’ve supported each other through personal and family health crises. This September they’ll walk together for the 14th time in Care Dimensions' Walk for Hospice Virtual 2.0. ...

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I Walk for Mary, my mother and best friend

Posted on August 5, 2021 by Gale Page

If it wasn’t for Care Dimensions and my family's close circle of friends, I wouldn’t have been able to keep my promise to my mother that she would never be in a nursing home, where we couldn’t be with her 24 hours a day. ...

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My Essay Won a $10,000 Award for Care Dimensions

Posted on August 2, 2021 by Sean Casey, Branch Leader for Movement Mortgage

When I had a chance to write an essay through a charitable contest, Grace Works, sponsored by my company, Movement Mortgage, I chose to write about the care provided to my mom by Care Dimensions. ...

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Why I Walk: From Navy Nurse to Hospice Nurse

Posted on July 22, 2021 by Mary Hutchinson, RN

Retired Navy Nurse Mary Hutchinson explains why she loves working as a hospice nurse and supporting the Care Dimensions Walk for Hospice. ...

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Debunking 5 Myths About Morphine

Posted on July 13, 2021 by Ronald Wyner, R.Ph.

Morphine is an opiate that relieves pain and makes it easier for many hospice patients to breathe, but it is often misunderstood. Let’s learn the truth about five common morphine myths. ...

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Now and Next Year Children Need COVID Grief Support in Schools

Posted on June 21, 2021 by Kristin Kowalski, MS, School and Community Outreach Specialist

During the upcoming year and beyond, children will continue to need grief support in schools as they sort out their feelings of pain and grief after a year of COVID. ...

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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.