Voices of Care

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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Providing Special End-of-Life Care for Veterans

Posted on November 9, 2018 by Patricia Ahern, RN, MBA, FACHE

Care Dimensions wants to share its commitment to increase veterans’ access to compassionate, high-quality hospice and palliative care for those who are facing serious and life-limiting illness. Honoring our nation’s veterans includes supporting them throughout their entire lives, especially at the end. ...

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Telling Veterans’ Stories for the Memory of Others

Posted on May 22, 2018 by Rev. Jay Libby, M.Div.

As Memorial Day approaches and we as a nation remember the service members we’ve lost in conflicts near and far, I sometimes wonder who and what it is we are trying to remember. What lifts these men and women off the page of statistics, the cold tally of the dead? What is it that makes them human again, so that we remember them not just as numbers, but for the courage, fear, duty, love and all the emotions that made them who they were? ...

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Volunteering to Help Fellow Veterans on Hospice

Posted on November 10, 2017 by Lisa Conti

Members of the Care Dimensions Veteran-to-Veteran Volunteer Program provide companionship and a friendly set of ears for veterans receiving hospice care. They give of themselves, not just out of their sense of duty, but out of respect and admiration. ...

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It’s Never too Late to Say ‘Thank You’ to our Nation’s Veterans

Posted on November 6, 2017 by Patricia Ahern, RN, MBA, FACHE

Americans across the country celebrate Veterans' Day on November 11, a special day to salute the men and women who bravely served our country in the military. These fellow Americans have made profound sacrifices in defense of freedom and they deserve our heartfelt thanks and appreciation. Honoring our nation’s veterans includes supporting them throughout their entire lives, especially at the end. ...

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Remembering a World War II Hero and All Who Fought for Us

Posted on May 26, 2016 by Sharon Dunbar-Link, M.Div.

As Memorial Day approaches, I find Bob in my mind and my heart. Whether we remember strangers or friends, Memorial Day is a time to honor the real sacrifices that so many have made for the United States and each of us as citizens. It is a time to acknowledge that in war there are no good choices and to affirm that one of the best outcomes is to have survived. ...

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Caring for Veterans at End of Life

Posted on July 13, 2015 by Care Dimensions

According to the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), it is expected that in the next five years half a million veterans will need end-of-life care. Many of these veterans served in World War II and the wars in Korea and Vietnam, and as this generation ages the demand for hospice care grows. At Care Dimensions, we are honored to care for those who have served our country and have tailored our hospice services to meet the unique needs of veterans at end of life. ...

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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.