Posted on January 6, 2020 by Veronica Giarla
In this latest episode of our podcast Living Forever, Not an Option, our hosts Mary Crowe and Lyn Skarmeas discuss several myths and misconceptions surrounding hospice care ...
Posted on December 31, 2019 by Care Dimensions
When Joan McLynch was admitted to Care Dimensions hospice care for complications from her leukemia, her admissions nurse asked her about her primary goals and health priorities.
“I didn’t have to think about it,” says Joan. “I said that I wanted to feel good enough to make it through December 2019 and to attend the Patriots home game against the Miami Dolphins.”
Posted on August 8, 2019 by Dr. Anna Chon
Recently, doctors advised Tony Cacciotti, husband of 79-year-old TV star Valerie Harper, to engage hospice services for his wife. Harper, the "Mary Tyler Moore Show” star who played Rhoda Morgenstern, was reportedly first diagnosed with cancer in 2009.
Citing the couple’s 40 years of shared commitment, Cacciotti announced that he would not follow her doctors’ advice...
Posted on July 31, 2019 by Care Dimensions
Rebecca Lawrence, MSW, LCSW is a Care Dimensions hospice social worker. Since 2018, Rebecca has served our patients in greater Boston. Recently, we sat down with Rebecca to ask about her professional career and daily work as a hospice social worker.
Rebecca, was social work your first career choice and what attracted you to the field?
I actually started out in a nursing prog...
Posted on July 25, 2019 by Wendy Killeen
Eliza Mager, 22, who is receiving hospice from Care Dimensions, talks about her science fiction novel, "The Returning." (Includes book excerpt) ...
Posted on July 22, 2019 by Janet Zipes
Grateful for the end-of-life experience her mother had at the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Jill Chapdelaine is giving back through Care Dimensions' Walk for Hospice. ...
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. ...
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. ...
Posted on June 18, 2019 by Jeanne Puffer, CNA, Hospice Aide
To be a hospice aide, you have to really care about the patient. It also helps that, at Care Dimensions, we have the tools, the time and the education to do what we need to do to deliver great patient care.
My job brings me lots of rewards and appreciation—from my patients, their caregivers, my clinical team members and manager.
Why and How I Became a Hospice Aide
As a child I...
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. ...