Voices of Care

Care Dimensions Urges Congress to Expand Access to Hospice, Palliative Care

Posted on April 18, 2019 by Lisa Conti

More than 300 hospice supporters from across the nation – including a Care Dimensions clinical manager – descended on Capitol Hill on April 17 for meetings that stressed expanded access to and coverage for hospice and palliative care services. ...

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Who Will Speak for YOU if You Are Too Ill to Speak for Yourself?

Posted on April 16, 2019 by Mary Crowe, LICSW, ACHP-SW

Sharing your health care choices-- through advance directives--is a gift you can give to those you love, giving them the confidence to act knowingly on your behalf. At the same time, your autonomy and dignity are preserved by tailoring medical care based on your own preferences. ...

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Community Volunteers’ Knitting, Sewing Bring Comfort to Hospice Patients

Posted on April 9, 2019 by Wendy Killeen

Two community volunteers from Wenham, MA, donate their talents to create prayer squares and quilts that are given to patients at Care Dimensions' Kaplan Family Hospice House. ...

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Palliative Care Social Work Supports Patients

Posted on March 11, 2019 by Morissa Wiser, LICSW

In my role as a palliative care social worker for Care Dimensions, I can have in-depth conversations with patients and their families to help them clarify their goals and decisions for the future. I help them work through problems and connect them to other community resources that can help them feel more stable at home, hopefully resulting in no -- or less frequent -- hospital visits. ...

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Getting Ahead with Education Benefits at Care Dimensions

Posted on March 5, 2019 by Lisa Conti

Education benefits such as tuition reimbursement, scholarships, and discounted tuition help Care Dimensions employees attain their academic goals. ...

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How to Support Your Child When Visiting a Hospice Patient

Posted on February 28, 2019 by Care Dimensions Children’s Program Staff

Care Dimensions child life specialists offer tips for parents to prepare their children for visits with loved ones who are receiving hospice care. ...

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Devoted to Each Other Forever

Posted on February 8, 2019 by Diane Sullivan and Karen Knowles, on behalf of the Trainor Family

Don and Marie Trainor were married 63 years. Hospice helped them remain together to the end of their lives. ...

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Good Communication is Central to Good Hospice Experience

Posted on January 22, 2019 by Ted Baldwin

Frequent, detailed communication from the Care Dimensions hospice team gave me and my sister peace of mind regarding our mother's comfort and quality of life. ...

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How Hospice Became Personal for Me

Posted on January 15, 2019 by Lisa Conti

Reading and writing about hospice is one thing. Referring a childhood friend for hospice is another. ...

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When Grieving a Loved One Who Has Died From Substance Use

Posted on January 3, 2019 by Erin Uzarski, MS

People grieving the loss of someone who has died from substance use need a safe space to share freely without fear of judgment. ...

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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.