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Podcast: Living with a Serious Ilness

Posted on April 15, 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 stress of receiving a diagnosis of a serious illness and why it's important to assemble a strong support team to help you assess all options for a care plan that is based on your goals and definition of quality of life. ...

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Podcast: Living Well, Making Every Moment Count

Posted on February 20, 2020 by Veronica Giarla

In Episode 5 of our podcast of Living Forever, Not an Option, our hosts Lyn Skarmeas and Mary Crowe focus on living well, what gets in the way and how we can incorporate techniques or approaches that can positively influence our life, healthcare and overall quality of life. ...

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The Truth About Hospice

Posted on August 8, 2019 by Dr. Anna Chon

Recently, doctors advised Tony Cacciotti, husband of 79-year-old TV star Valerie Harper, to engage hospice services for his wife. Harper, the "Mary Tyler Moore Show” star who played Rhoda Morgenstern, was reportedly first diagnosed with cancer in 2009.  Citing the couple’s 40 years of shared commitment, Cacciotti announced that he would not follow her doctors’ advice...

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A Caregiver's Story: What I Learned About Palliative Care

Posted on July 23, 2019 by Davita Nowland

Davita Nowland learned about the value of engaging a palliative care team for her beloved husband's cancer and end-of-life planning and care. ...

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Palliative Care Social Work Supports Patients

Posted on March 11, 2019 by Morissa Wiser, LICSW

In my role as a palliative care social worker for Care Dimensions, I can have in-depth conversations with patients and their families to help them clarify their goals and decisions for the future. I help them work through problems and connect them to other community resources that can help them feel more stable at home, hopefully resulting in no -- or less frequent -- hospital visits. ...

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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.