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Urgent: Make Your Health Care Wishes Known This Holiday Season

Posted on November 16, 2020 by Mary Crowe, LICSW, ACHP-SW, C.D.S, CDP

The COVID-19 pandemic brings a new urgency to having conversations about your health care wishes, even if you cannot gather with loved ones this holiday season. ...

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Podcast: Advance Care Planning with Ellen DiPaola

Posted on July 8, 2020 by Mia Buscone

In this special episode of the Care Dimensions Learning Institute's podcast, host Mary Crowe discusses advance care planning with Ellen DiPaola, president and CEO of Honoring Choices Massachusetts. ...

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Podcast: Living with a Serious Ilness

Posted on April 15, 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 stress of receiving a diagnosis of a serious illness and why it's important to assemble a strong support team to help you assess all options for a care plan that is based on your goals and definition of quality of life. ...

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Advance Care Planning Critical During COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on April 10, 2020 by Mary Crowe, LICSW, ACHP-SW, C.D.S.

Advance care planning - especially for high-risk patient populations - is critical in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

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Podcast: Starting the Conversation Around Death and Dying

Posted on February 3, 2020 by Veronica Giarla

In this latest episode of our podcast Living Forever, Not an Option, our hosts Mary Crowe and Lyn Skarmeas tackle the challenge of starting a conversation about death, dying, and making your wishes known. ...

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Podcast: Who Is Driving the Bus? Taking Charge of Your Healthcare Wishes

Posted on January 23, 2020 by Veronica Giarla

In this latest episode of our podcast Living Forever, Not an Option, our hosts Mary Crowe and Lyn Skarmeas discuss the importance of advance directives and making your healthcare wishes known. ...

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Who Will Speak for YOU if You Are Too Ill to Speak for Yourself?

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. ...

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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.