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Death of Developmentally Disabled Child Can Bring Complicated Emotions

Posted on January 6, 2020 by By Erin Uzarski

The loss of a developmentally disabled child can bring a complex array of emotions due to being not only a parent, but also a long-term caregiver, advocate, case manager, and, sometimes, a legal representative, even as that child enters adulthood. For these and other reasons, parents who have lost a developmentally disabled child often find it difficult to relate to other bereaved parents who c...

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Podcast: Coping with the Holidays After a Loss

Posted on December 22, 2019 by Veronica Giarla

In the latest episode of our podcast Living Forever, Not an Option, our hosts discuss grieving during the holidays, key pieces of advice for navigating the holiday season for those who are grieving, and support available through Care Dimensions. ...

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4 Grief Support Tips for the Holidays

Posted on December 17, 2019 by April Evans

Here are four grief support tips to help you not only survive the holidays, but to also find some solace during the season. ...

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Coping with First Holiday Season After a Loved One’s Death

Posted on November 25, 2019 by Erin Uzarski, MS

Care Dimensions Bereavement Counselor Erin Uzarski offers some practical strategies for coping with your first holiday season without your loved one. ...

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Grieving Your Dad? 6 Tips for Father's Day

Posted on June 14, 2019 by Roxane Weddle, LMHC

Happy Father’s Day!  This weekend, we will hear and read this greeting over backyard barbecue tables and via interstate telephone calls, emails and greeting cards.    However, if you are grieving the loss of your dad, stepdad, grandad or guardian, this Father’s Day may be anything but happy. Instead, you may feel sad and lonely.  This is normal. In the words of g...

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Honoring Fallen Service Members, Drawing on Hospice Experience

Posted on May 22, 2019 by Rev. Jay Libby, M.Div.

A Care Dimensions hospice chaplain offers Memorial Day reflections on the similarities and the differences between his day-to-day role, and that of his job as a chaplain in the U.S. Navy Reserve. ...

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Camp Stepping Stones: Magical Event for Grieving Kids, Parents

Posted on April 30, 2019 by Kelli Ann Sullivan

The mother of three children recalls the healing effects of Care Dimensions' Camp Stepping Stones, a family retreat for children and adults who have experienced the death of someone close to them. The family now helps other grieving families by volunteering at the event. ...

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When Grieving a Loved One Who Has Died From Substance Use

Posted on January 3, 2019 by Erin Uzarski, MS

People grieving the loss of someone who has died from substance use need a safe space to share freely without fear of judgment. ...

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Finding Sparks in the Darkness

Posted on December 19, 2018 by Ellen Frankel, LCSW

In both the external darkness of the season, and our internal darkness as we grieve, we can search for sparks of light to lead us to a place of hope and healing. ...

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10 Tips for Coping With Loss During the Holidays

Posted on November 20, 2018 by Sandra Yudilevich Espinoza, Ph.D., LICSW

If you have lost a loved one, recently or more distantly, you may approach the holiday season with anxiety and dread. What follows are suggestions for coping with the holidays as you wonder how you will get through them without your loved one. ...

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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.