Voices of Care

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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Hospice Nursing is Where I'm Meant to Be

Posted on May 6, 2019 by Anastacia Sanderson, BSN, RN, CHPN

Anastacia Sanderson knew at a young age she wanted to be a nurse, but she found her true calling when she discovered hospice nursing. ...

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Getting Ahead with Education Benefits at Care Dimensions

Posted on March 5, 2019 by Lisa Conti

Education benefits such as tuition reimbursement, scholarships, and discounted tuition help Care Dimensions employees attain their academic goals. ...

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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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Hospice Massage Therapist: ‘It’s OK to Say Goodbye’

Posted on November 6, 2018 by Nancy Davan LMT, NCBTMB, ARCB, MMT

It is an emotional, compassionate and sincere opportunity to make a difference for people who need help during a very emotional and delicate time. We touch their hearts as they touch ours. ...

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I'm a Nurse and Voting No on Ballot Question 1

Posted on October 11, 2018 by Patricia Ahern, RN, MBA, FACHE

I am CEO of Care Dimensions, the largest hospice organization in Massachusetts, and a nurse who worked for nearly 30 years in the emergency room and critical care units of a hospital, and I’m voting No on Ballot Question 1. ...

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Why I Love Being a Hospice Aide

Posted on August 3, 2018 by Cindy Berry, CHPNA

Every workday, I meet hospice patients who are in the final stage of their lives. It’s my goal to make them feel a little less afraid and more like the people they were before they became ill. I make people happy as they near death, and if I can make them laugh, that to me is worth more than money. ...

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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.