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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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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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What I Learned as My Wife’s Full-time Caregiver

Posted on March 4, 2021 by Geoff Staples

A few months after his wife began receiving hospice at home, Geoff Staples became her full-time caregiver. Here's what he learned. ...

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Joëlle’s End-of-Life Journey with Hospice

Posted on December 14, 2020 by Bob Birkett

After his wife's cancer treatment options were exhausted and doctors suggested hospice, Bob Birkett didn't know what to do. Here's how Care Dimensions helped the couple during their final three weeks together. ...

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Supported by Beloved Patient, Hospice Aide Heads to Nursing School

Posted on December 3, 2020 by Robin Ellington

A Care Dimensions hospice aide was influenced so much by one of his patients that he is pursuing his nursing degree. ...

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Safely Removing Unused Opioids from Hospice Patients’ Homes

Posted on October 21, 2020 by Alifia Waliji-Banglawala, Pharm.D.

Care Dimensions is working hard to balance effective symptom management for our hospice patients with the need to ensure that opioids stay out of the wrong hands. ...

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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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Podcast: Caring for the Caregiver

Posted on March 20, 2020 by Mia Buscone

In this latest episode of our podcast Living Forever, Not an Option, our hosts Mary Crowe and Lyn Skarmeas focus on the importance of taking care of and supporting the caregiver. ...

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Podcast: Concepts of Grief and Loss

Posted on March 10, 2020 by Mia Buscone

In this latest episode of our podcast Living Forever, Not an Option, our hosts Mary Crowe and Lyn Skarmeas touch upon the realities of dealing with grief and loss and ways that we can care for each other during those difficult times. ...

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Taking Care of the Caregivers in Hospice

Posted on October 21, 2019 by Robert Hagopian, M.Div.

In recognition of Spiritual Care Week's theme, "Cultivating Space," Care Dimensions hospice chaplain Robert Hagopian reminds co-workers they need space that enriches their well-being and humanity. ...

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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.