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Caring Through COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on July 1, 2020 by Mary Hickey, RN

Veteran nurse Mary Hickey came to Care Dimensions to focus on end-of-life care. She says the COVID-19 pandemic brought new challenges, but the experience confirms she made the right decision. ...

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Hospice Aide: Helping Others is a Way of Life

Posted on June 24, 2020 by Claudia Vivanco, CNA

Claudia Vivanco explains why she became a hospice aide and why Care Dimensions is the best place she has worked in her 15 years as a certified nursing assistant. ...

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Living Out Her Passion as a Care Dimensions Hospice Aide

Posted on June 17, 2020 by Rebecca Brackett

Certified Nursing Assistant Veronica Torres of Fitchburg, MA, has been a hospice aide for 20 years. She explains the positive aspects of working with her new employer, Care Dimensions. ...

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Hospice Nurse Residency Graduates Share Experiences

Posted on May 19, 2020 by Lisa Conti

Four recent graduates of the Care Dimensions Hospice Nurse Residency Program share their key takeaways from the residency, and what it’s like to start their new career during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

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Hospice Aide’s Role Has Come Full Circle

Posted on February 26, 2020 by Care Dimensions

Certified Nursing Assistant and Senior Hospice Aide Billie Jean Newhall talks about how she went from trainee to trainer through a career advancement program at Care Dimensions. ...

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Taking Care of the Caregivers in Hospice

Posted on October 21, 2019 by Robert Hagopian, M.Div.

In recognition of Spiritual Care Week's theme, "Cultivating Space," Care Dimensions hospice chaplain Robert Hagopian reminds co-workers they need space that enriches their well-being and humanity. ...

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5 Questions with Rebecca Lawrence, Hospice Social Worker

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...

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Hospice Aide's Thoughtfulness Improves Patients' Quality of Life

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. ...

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Being a Hospice Aide: What it Takes. What It Gives

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...

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Introducing the Hidden Hospice Case Manager

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. ...

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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.