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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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What Every Family Should Know About Medical Treatment at End of Life

Posted on March 30, 2020 by Robert M. Taylor, MD, FAAHPM, FAAN

Debunking three myths about best courses of treatment for hospice patients at end of life. ...

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Helping Children Cope With Loss During COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on March 24, 2020 by Care Dimensions Children’s Program Staff

Care Dimensions' Children's Program Staff offer tips on how to help children who are dealing with loss of a loved one or loss of routines during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

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Podcast: Concepts of Grief and Loss

Posted on March 10, 2020 by Mia Buscone

In this latest episode of our podcast Living Forever, Not an Option, our hosts Mary Crowe and Lyn Skarmeas touch upon the realities of dealing with grief and loss and ways that we can care for each other during those difficult times. ...

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Spanish Language Grief Counselor Offers Grief Support Groups in Greater Boston

Posted on March 10, 2020 by Rebecca Farahbakhsh

After a career in education, Rebecca Farahbakhsh returned to college to launch a second career as a dual-language (Spanish and English) grief counselor. Now she leads drop-in grief support groups in Greater Boston. ...

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Hospice Aide’s Role Has Come Full Circle

Posted on February 26, 2020 by Care Dimensions

Certified Nursing Assistant and Senior Hospice Aide Billie Jean Newhall talks about how she went from trainee to trainer through a career advancement program at Care Dimensions. ...

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Greater Boston Hospice Volunteer Brings Personal Experience, Professional Skills to Her Patient Visits

Posted on February 24, 2020 by Aine Greaney Ellrott

When she retired, Betsy Swaim knew she wanted a volunteer opportunity that would use her professional skills and interests and her personal experience as a family caregiver for loved ones with a terminal illness. She chose to become a hospice volunteer with Care Dimensions. ...

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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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Hospice Volunteer Cherishes Memorable Moments with Patients

Posted on February 18, 2020 by Rebecca Brackett

When she first considered being a Care Dimensions hospice volunteer, Charlene Cotting of Bedford never anticipated how many amazing moments she would experience and how those moments would touch her life. ...

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Volunteer Helps People at Both Ends of Their Lives

Posted on February 12, 2020 by Care Dimensions

Retiree Cindy Jalbert stays busy and engaged by volunteering with pre-schoolers most mornings and Care Dimensions hospice patients some afternoons each week. ...

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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.