Voices of Care

A Night to Remember for Young Hospice Patient

Posted on June 24, 2019 by Wendy Killeen

Eliza Mager missed her high school prom due to cancer treatments, but her friends, family and Care Dimensions hospice team helped arrange a prom-like event for her 22nd birthday. ...

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Hospice Aide's Thoughtfulness Improves Patients' Quality of Life

Posted on June 20, 2019 by Care Dimensions

Care Dimensions Evening Hospice Aide Hillary Fortin brings comfort, compassion, and kindness that can enhance a patient’s quality of life. ...

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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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Devoted to Each Other Forever

Posted on February 8, 2019 by Diane Sullivan and Karen Knowles, on behalf of the Trainor Family

Don and Marie Trainor were married 63 years. Hospice helped them remain together to the end of their lives. ...

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Good Communication is Central to Good Hospice Experience

Posted on January 22, 2019 by Ted Baldwin

Frequent, detailed communication from the Care Dimensions hospice team gave me and my sister peace of mind regarding our mother's comfort and quality of life. ...

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How Hospice Became Personal for Me

Posted on January 15, 2019 by Lisa Conti

Reading and writing about hospice is one thing. Referring a childhood friend for hospice is another. ...

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Learning From Hospice Patients on Their End-of-Life Journey

Posted on December 6, 2018 by Anna Chon, MD

One reason I chose to become a family physician was the opportunity to know my patients as people, to learn from their lives, to discover their values, and to help them achieve their goals. I have since realized that I can best learn about and care for people by helping control their pain and suffering as a hospice and palliative care physician. ...

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Nurturing Spirituality in a Challenging World

Posted on October 23, 2018 by Sharon Dunbar-Link, M.Div.

At the root of everything that chaplains do is helping people to explore their own spirituality. Mostly we listen intently, ask questions and try to help people find their own best answer. We counsel patients of all faiths and those who don’t follow a formal religious faith. ...

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Team Murphy: Good Hospice Care Extends Good Life

Posted on September 27, 2018 by Janet Zipes

It’s been a little over a year since Marilyn Favreau’s mother, Kathleen Murphy, died from complications of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Despite the significance of that loss, Marilyn finds solace in knowing that her mother’s wishes were honored and that the last year of her life was spent at home in Lynn, MA, cared for by family and by Care Dimensions.   Team Mu...

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Taking a Walk That Matters for High School Classmate

Posted on September 4, 2018 by Kate Costin

I wanted to remember my friend and do something positive in her memory, so I thought, “What better way than the Walk for Hospice?” It would be nice if I could get some of our classmates together to raise money for hospice patients and their families in Debbie’s memory. ...

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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.