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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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Hospice Social Work: A Calling That Satisfies

Posted on March 2, 2021 by Lisa Conti

In observance of Social Work Month, two Care Dimensions social workers discuss what attracted them to their profession, lessons learned, and what they’ve found fulfilling about hospice social work. ...

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5 Tips for Acing a Virtual Job Interview

Posted on February 25, 2021 by Robin Gould

Preparing for a virtual job interview means you'll need to meet recruiters' new expectations and some traditional ones. Here are five tips for success. ...

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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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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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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.