Voices of Care

Introducing the Hidden Hospice Case Manager

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. ...

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Hospice Nursing is Where I'm Meant to Be

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. ...

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Volunteer Creates Bouquets of Thanks at Kaplan Family Hospice House

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. ...

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Camp Stepping Stones: Magical Event for Grieving Kids, Parents

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. ...

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Care Dimensions Urges Congress to Expand Access to Hospice, Palliative Care

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. ...

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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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Community Volunteers’ Knitting, Sewing Bring Comfort to Hospice Patients

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. ...

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Palliative Care Social Work Supports Patients

Posted on March 11, 2019 by Morissa Wiser, LICSW

In my role as a palliative care social worker for Care Dimensions, I can have in-depth conversations with patients and their families to help them clarify their goals and decisions for the future. I help them work through problems and connect them to other community resources that can help them feel more stable at home, hopefully resulting in no -- or less frequent -- hospital visits. ...

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Getting Ahead with Education Benefits at Care Dimensions

Posted on March 5, 2019 by Lisa Conti

Education benefits such as tuition reimbursement, scholarships, and discounted tuition help Care Dimensions employees attain their academic goals. ...

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How to Support Your Child When Visiting a Hospice Patient

Posted on February 28, 2019 by Care Dimensions Children’s Program Staff

Care Dimensions child life specialists offer tips for parents to prepare their children for visits with loved ones who are receiving hospice care. ...

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