Voices of Care

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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Bill’s Brigade Honors Former Beverly Firefighter at Walk for Hospice

Posted on August 2, 2018 by Sarah Ofiesh and Jonathan Palm

Our family has a duty to serve that was instilled in us by Grampy. That need to help others allowed us to help him when he needed it most. Our family has a duty to serve that was instilled in us by Grampy. That need to help others allowed us to help him when he needed it most. Our siblings and cousins joined us to form Bill’s Brigade (an homage to our grandfather’s firefighting career and love of family) last year at the Walk for Hospice and we hope to grow the team’s fundraising each year. ...

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Coming Together for Papa’s Crew, Walk for Hospice

Posted on August 2, 2018 by Maureen Gillis and Amy Emery

We are so grateful that my grandfather was able to be comfortable and die a peaceful death at the Kaplan House. While Papa’s Crew honors my grandfather’s memory, we hope to also raise awareness about Care Dimensions and the need to support its important work in end-of-life care. ...

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Papi’s Peeps Prepare for Walk for Hospice

Posted on August 2, 2018 by Anne Williams

As the one-year anniversary of Ace’s passing approaches, Lynn and her family are honoring his memory by forming “Papi’s Peeps,” a team that will participate in the Care Dimensions Walk for Hospice in Danvers. ...

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‘Dad’s Dream Team’ Lives on at Walk for Hospice

Posted on July 5, 2018 by Denise Meehan and the DeVeau Family

When we learned that Care Dimensions was having its annual Walk for Hospice that September, we all agreed that we wanted to take part. Dad was so excited to participate also. We came up with a team name, “Dad's Dream Team,” and had T-shirts made that captured the essence of our dad - a happy guy sitting in his recliner giving the thumbs up. ...

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Why I’ll Always be Grateful for Hospice

Posted on June 8, 2018 by Ken Knowles

Dad was glad that he was able to remain at home, and we owe that all to hospice. Not only did hospice make him comfortable, but they helped me and my family cope with the whole situation. They got us all on the same page about how Dad was going to live out his final chapter and what we would do. ...

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