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Kaplan House and Danvers Garden Club: A Growing Bond

Posted on October 7, 2021 by Robin Ellington

Danvers Garden Club members bring enthusiasm, dedication, and sunny smiles to beautify the Kaplan Family Hospice House grounds. ...

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Why I Walk: Hospice Changed My Life

Posted on September 2, 2021 by Alice Thomson, RN

After seeing how much her mother benefited from hospice, Alice Thomson decided to become a hospice nurse. She explains why she's supporting Care Dimensions' Walk for Hospice. ...

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Rose and Dale Support Walk for Hospice and Each Other

Posted on August 12, 2021 by Robin Ellington

Since Rose and Dale met in 2003 they’ve supported each other through personal and family health crises. This September they’ll walk together for the 14th time in Care Dimensions' Walk for Hospice Virtual 2.0. ...

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I Walk for Mary, my mother and best friend

Posted on August 5, 2021 by Gale Page

If it wasn’t for Care Dimensions and my family's close circle of friends, I wouldn’t have been able to keep my promise to my mother that she would never be in a nursing home, where we couldn’t be with her 24 hours a day. ...

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My Essay Won a $10,000 Award for Care Dimensions

Posted on August 2, 2021 by Sean Casey, Branch Leader for Movement Mortgage

When I had a chance to write an essay through a charitable contest, Grace Works, sponsored by my company, Movement Mortgage, I chose to write about the care provided to my mom by Care Dimensions. ...

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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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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.