Posted on February 9, 2021 by Alison Powers, LMT
A hospice massage therapist shares how she gets through these unusually tough times of the COVID-19 pandemic, and how you may have better days, too. ...
Posted on April 2, 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 benefits of complementary therapies. ...
Posted on November 6, 2018 by Nancy Davan LMT, NCBTMB, ARCB, MMT
It is an emotional, compassionate and sincere opportunity to make a difference for people who need help during a very emotional and delicate time. We touch their hearts as they touch ours. ...
Posted on September 14, 2018 by Anne Williams
In 1980, she made a commitment to improve the lives and deaths of people with terminal illnesses and she continues to live out that commitment today. Volunteers at the Kaplan Family Hospice House say that Gail’s sense of humor and her kindness are evident in her interactions with patients and fellow volunteers. ...
Posted on August 14, 2018 by Joan Charette, RN
I am a nurse. I worked at North Shore Medical Center (formerly Salem Hospital) for 43 years, and I liked making connections with patients. While at the hospital, I observed a nurse who was a Reiki master. I saw how she calmed patients through Reiki. I told her that I was interested in learning Reiki and then began classes with her. ...
Posted on August 2, 2018 by Care Dimensions
By way of introduction, my name is Patrick! I am proud to say I was the first Therapy Dog for Care Dimensions. When I first arrived, I visited with patients and their families at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers and I loved it. This year, I’ve formed a way for people to support Care Dimensions with my very own Patrick’s Pals Walk Team. ...
Posted on December 26, 2017 by Andrea Gwosdow
Maxie was a therapy dog for more than 14 years and made over 300 visits, including trips to homes of Care Dimensions hospice patients.
Watching how people responded to Maxie was a rewarding experience that I will always treasure. ...
Posted on June 2, 2017 by Susan Coffey, LMT
During my professional life as a massage therapist, many moments have touched my heart and reaffirmed my choice of careers, but none compare to those I have experienced while working with those who are dying. ...
Posted on March 20, 2017 by Tessie Pet Therapy Dog
Wednesdays are the best day of the week! My human says in a cheerful voice, "Do you want to go to the Kaplan House and put smiles on people’s faces?" Off we go to visit patients at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, sometimes sporting a decorative outfit in addition to my harness and leash. ...
Posted on August 25, 2016 by Lisa Conti
Before I started working for Care Dimensions, I had a vague idea of what Reiki was, as I recalled my massage therapist talking about a treatment she had a few years ago. She said the Reiki practitioner uses a very light touch to transfer energy that relaxes you and can have healing benefits. ...