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Still Serving as Veteran-to-Veteran Volunteer

Posted on January 11, 2022 by Lisa Conti

Vietnam War veteran Jeff Najarian is passionate about serving other veterans, including a 100-year-old who receives hospice at home from Care Dimensions. ...

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Hospice Nurse Wins Bath Makeover for Veterans

Posted on November 10, 2021 by Lisa Conti

The perseverance of a Care Dimensions co-worker and the kindness of a home improvement company came through for hospice nurse Miriam Thomas and her husband, Jerome, who are U.S. veterans. ...

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Wrapping Veterans with Appreciation and Caring

Posted on November 10, 2020 by Lisa Conti

This Veterans Day, more than 125 Care Dimensions hospice patients who are military veterans are receiving a warm “hug” and a salute from the community. ...

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Remembering a Fellow Navy Veteran this Memorial Day

Posted on May 21, 2020 by Mary Hutchinson, RN

A hospice nurse and Navy veteran recalls a special patient and fellow veteran who gave her something she'll never forget. ...

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Military Experience Helps Volunteer Relate to Veterans Receiving Hospice

Posted on November 7, 2019 by Lisa Conti

Care Dimensions volunteer Jerry Dunn says his time in the Navy helps him relate to hospice patients he sees who also are veterans of military service. ...

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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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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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Hospice Volunteer: The Gift My Patients Give Me

Posted on August 14, 2018 by Meghan Gardner

Being able to make a connection with someone toward the end of their life can be more powerful than medicine. A key part of my religion is having and developing compassion. In the practice of hospice, the truest form of compassion is to be in the space that my patient is in. I let go of me and my needs and what I think is real and I enter their space. ...

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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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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.