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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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Confessions of a Hospice Chaplain

Posted on October 26, 2020 by Fr. Terrence P. McGillicuddy, Ph.D.

In recognition of Spiritual Care Week, a hospice chaplain recalls the patients he has comforted over 30 years and the roles that chaplains play on the interdisciplinary team. ...

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How Care Dimensions Changed My Mind About Hospice

Posted on September 23, 2020 by Antonella Acierno

A daughter explains how she was able to have more quality time with her father and keep a promise she had made to him, thanks to hospice with Care Dimensions. ...

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Bringing Dad Home with Hospice was True Gift

Posted on August 24, 2020 by Kathy Crowley

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Boston area, Care Dimensions made it possible for James Crowley to spend his remaining days at home with his family instead of being isolated in a hospital. ...

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Rainbow Promise

Posted on July 23, 2020 by Robert Hagopian, M.Div.

A rainbow helps a Care Dimensions hospice chaplain support a grieving family and remind his co-workers of their promise to patients and families. ...

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Podcast: The Importance of Listening

Posted on May 27, 2020 by Mia Buscone

In this episode of our podcast of Living Forever, Not an Option, our hosts Lyn Skarmeas and Mary Crowe focus the importance of active listening skills and how truly being in the moment with a person in a compassionate and non-judgmental way, is one of the greatest gifts you can give another, especially at end of life. ...

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Podcast: Telling Our Stories: The Importance of Reminiscing and Life Review

Posted on April 30, 2020 by Mia Buscone

In this latest episode of our podcast Living Forever, Not an Option, our hosts Mary Crowe and Lyn Skarmeas talk about the benefits of reminiscing and life review. ...

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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.