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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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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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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.