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Don’t Let Pandemic Delay Advance Care Planning

Posted on April 15, 2021 by Catherine Duffy, NP, ACHPN

The COVID-19 pandemic opened a lot of eyes about advance care planning, yet many U.S. adults have not completed advance directive documents or had conversations with family and health care professionals about medical care preferences. ...

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My First Year as a Hospice Nurse: Caring During a Pandemic

Posted on April 12, 2021 by Lauren Mercurio, RN

The beginning of the pandemic was not an ideal time to be starting a new job. Hospice RN Case Manager Lauren Mercurio reflects on how her colleagues helped her through the past year. ...

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Collaboration is Key When Treating the Whole Patient

Posted on March 29, 2021 by Kristen Schaefer, MD, FAAHPM

In observance of Doctors' Day, Kristen Schaefer explains how collaboration between a primary physician and one trained in hospice and palliative medicine can improve a patient's quality of life by matching treatment options with goals of care. ...

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Q & A: How to Help Grieving Children

Posted on March 24, 2021 by Care Dimensions Children’s Program Staff

In observance of Child Life Month, here are some common questions Care Dimensions child life specialists handle when helping parents of children who have someone important receiving hospice care or has already died. ...

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A Spiritual Lift after Holiday Mourning

Posted on March 19, 2021 by Paula Scudieri

Family Day without Dad was difficult, but the bereavement bag from Care Dimensions reminded us that Dad was with us in spirit. ...

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What I Learned as My Wife’s Full-time Caregiver

Posted on March 4, 2021 by Geoff Staples

A few months after his wife began receiving hospice at home, Geoff Staples became her full-time caregiver. Here's what he learned. ...

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Hospice Social Work: A Calling That Satisfies

Posted on March 2, 2021 by Lisa Conti

In observance of Social Work Month, two Care Dimensions social workers discuss what attracted them to their profession, lessons learned, and what they’ve found fulfilling about hospice social work. ...

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5 Tips for Acing a Virtual Job Interview

Posted on February 25, 2021 by Robin Gould

Preparing for a virtual job interview means you'll need to meet recruiters' new expectations and some traditional ones. Here are five tips for success. ...

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How I Went From Blues-ville to Feeling Blessed

Posted on February 9, 2021 by Alison Powers, LMT

A hospice massage therapist shares how she gets through these unusually tough times of the COVID-19 pandemic, and how you may have better days, too. ...

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A Letter to Grieving Teens

Posted on February 2, 2021 by Kelia Bergin

Reaching out to teens who have lost someone close to them, acknowledging that grief is complicated, and offering a virtual space for talking or just listening ...

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