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11 Ways Pandemic Spurred Innovation at Care Dimensions

Posted on December 22, 2020 by Patricia Ahern, RN, MBA, FACHE

From secure virtual clinical visits with hospice patients to online versions of grief support workshops, educational programs and community events, Care Dimensions adjusted to disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

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Finding Comfort, Care in Midst of Life’s Storms

Posted on August 12, 2020 by Rev. Donna Spencer Collins, M.Div.

Although things may look bleak as we experience turbulence and adversity brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, a chaplain encourages us to persevere through the storm. ...

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Our Moment of Truth

Posted on June 4, 2020 by Patricia Ahern, RN, MBA, FACHE

Reflecting on recent civil rights protests, Care Dimensions President and CEO Patricia Ahern wrote to employees: Don’t wait too long to change the world. You never know how long you’ve got. ...

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Tips for Treating Overly Dry Hands

Posted on April 27, 2020 by Laura Berry MSN, RN, FNP-BC, ACHPN, CWON

Frequent hand washing and hand sanitizer use are necessary during the COVID-19 pandemic, but can dehydrate skin. Here are tips to treat overly dry hands. ...

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Caring for Your Spirit During These Stressful Times

Posted on April 3, 2020 by Rev. Rona Tyndall, M.Div.

How to give your soul the extra loving care it needs during this unusual time of living with the COVID-19 pandemic ...

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'Will You Pray for Me?'

Posted on January 9, 2020 by Rev. Rona Tyndall, M.Div.

Care Dimensions Senior Chaplain Rona Tyndall feels blessed after having watched "It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" with her mother, who has dementia. ...

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Love, Kindness Offer Hope, Healing in Wake of Pittsburgh Massacre

Posted on October 29, 2018 by Patricia Ahern, RN, MBA, FACHE

For the families in Pittsburgh, nothing will ever be the same. For anyone in the world who experiences hate crimes and daily disparagement, how can we even describe our worry, respect and love for them? We can pray. We can embrace. We can witness and speak out ...

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Nurturing Spirituality in a Challenging World

Posted on October 23, 2018 by Sharon Dunbar-Link, M.Div.

At the root of everything that chaplains do is helping people to explore their own spirituality. Mostly we listen intently, ask questions and try to help people find their own best answer. We counsel patients of all faiths and those who don’t follow a formal religious faith. ...

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Hospitality: Cultivating Inclusion in Spiritual Care

Posted on October 23, 2017 by Rona Tyndall, M.Div.

Our spiritual self is the part of each individual that is unique, the innermost part of each of us that searches for meaning. As life draws to a close and grief is woven into the fabric of our days, that search for meaning becomes increasingly urgent. Hence, dying and grieving are every bit as much spiritual events as they are medical events. People are created to love and to help each other. The chaplain’s question, “How is your spirit?” is an invitation to spiritual companionship with our patients as they search their lives for meaning. ...

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3 Tips for the Caregiver of Someone with Dementia

Posted on November 22, 2016 by Susan Haas, LICSW, ACHP-SW

Caring for a loved one with dementia presents a host of challenges for the caregiver. Over time, the demands of 24/7 care become harder for the caregiver of the person with dementia. Here are three ways that caregivers can care for themselves. ...

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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.