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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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Improving the Patient and Family Hospice Experience

Posted on April 28, 2021 by Amy Ciancarelli

In observance of Patient Experience Week, Amy Ciancarelli explains how Care Dimensions constantly strives to enhance patient- and family-centered hospice and palliative care. ...

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My First Year as a Hospice Nurse: Caring During a Pandemic

Posted on April 12, 2021 by Lauren Mercurio, RN

The beginning of the pandemic was not an ideal time to be starting a new job. Hospice RN Case Manager Lauren Mercurio reflects on how her colleagues helped her through the past year. ...

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Collaboration is Key When Treating the Whole Patient

Posted on March 29, 2021 by Kristen Schaefer, MD, FAAHPM

In observance of Doctors' Day, Kristen Schaefer explains how collaboration between a primary physician and one trained in hospice and palliative medicine can improve a patient's quality of life by matching treatment options with goals of care. ...

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A Spiritual Lift after Holiday Mourning

Posted on March 19, 2021 by Paula Scudieri

Family Day without Dad was difficult, but the bereavement bag from Care Dimensions reminded us that Dad was with us in spirit. ...

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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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How I Went From Blues-ville to Feeling Blessed

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. ...

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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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Swampscott DPW Director Supports Tree of Lights, Especially for Mom

Posted on December 4, 2020 by Robin Ellington

Every year since 2004 the Swampscott Department of Public Works has set up the Tree of Lights, and it is a reminder for DPW Director Gino Cresta of the in-home hospice care Care Dimensions provided for his mom, Florence. ...

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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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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.