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Long Term Pharmacy Solutions Founder: Walk for Hospice ‘More Than a Fundraiser’

Posted on August 19, 2019 by Rebecca Brackett

Long Term Pharmacy Solutions Founder Steve Geoffroy discusses his company's involvement with Care Dimensions and his role as Walk for Hospice Co-Chair. ...

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Volunteer Shares Music, Joy with Hospice Patients

Posted on August 16, 2019 by Care Dimensions

Retired nurse Cindy Shupp puts her passion for music to work as a Care Dimensions volunteer who plays the flute for hospice patients. ...

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The Truth About Hospice

Posted on August 8, 2019 by Dr. Anna Chon

Recently, doctors advised Tony Cacciotti, husband of 79-year-old TV star Valerie Harper, to engage hospice services for his wife. Harper, the "Mary Tyler Moore Show” star who played Rhoda Morgenstern, was reportedly first diagnosed with cancer in 2009.  Citing the couple’s 40 years of shared commitment, Cacciotti announced that he would not follow her doctors’ advice...

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5 Questions with Rebecca Lawrence, Hospice Social Worker

Posted on July 31, 2019 by Care Dimensions

Rebecca Lawrence, MSW, LCSW is a Care Dimensions hospice social worker. Since 2018, Rebecca has served our patients in greater Boston. Recently, we sat down with Rebecca to ask about her professional career and daily work as a hospice social worker.  Rebecca, was social work your first career choice and what attracted you to the field?  I actually started out in a nursing prog...

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'The Returning': Young Hospice Patient Writes Novel

Posted on July 25, 2019 by Wendy Killeen

Eliza Mager, 22, who is receiving hospice from Care Dimensions, talks about her science fiction novel, "The Returning." (Includes book excerpt) ...

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A Caregiver's Story: What I Learned About Palliative Care

Posted on July 23, 2019 by Davita Nowland

Davita Nowland learned about the value of engaging a palliative care team for her beloved husband's cancer and end-of-life planning and care. ...

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Honoring Her Mother by Joining a Cousin to Support Walk for Hospice

Posted on July 22, 2019 by Janet Zipes

Grateful for the end-of-life experience her mother had at the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Jill Chapdelaine is giving back through Care Dimensions' Walk for Hospice. ...

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Walk for Hospice: A Family Tradition

Posted on July 11, 2019 by Kaitlyn King

For Kaitlyn King and her family, the Care Dimensions Walk for Hospice is more than a fundraising event. It represents a day filled with traditions and old friends. ...

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A Night to Remember for Young Hospice Patient

Posted on June 24, 2019 by Wendy Killeen

Eliza Mager missed her high school prom due to cancer treatments, but her friends, family and Care Dimensions hospice team helped arrange a prom-like event for her 22nd birthday. ...

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Hospice Aide's Thoughtfulness Improves Patients' Quality of Life

Posted on June 20, 2019 by Care Dimensions

Care Dimensions Evening Hospice Aide Hillary Fortin brings comfort, compassion, and kindness that can enhance a patient’s quality 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.