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Debunking 5 Myths About Morphine

Posted on July 13, 2021 by Ronald Wyner, R.Ph.

Morphine is an opiate that relieves pain and makes it easier for many hospice patients to breathe, but it is often misunderstood. Let’s learn the truth about five common morphine myths. ...

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Now and Next Year Children Need COVID Grief Support in Schools

Posted on June 21, 2021 by Kristin Kowalski, MS, School and Community Outreach Specialist

During the upcoming year and beyond, children will continue to need grief support in schools as they sort out their feelings of pain and grief after a year of COVID. ...

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Remembering My Dad this Father's Day

Posted on June 18, 2021 by Jay Capua

After his dad and mom were diagnosed with cancer, Jay became a caregiver before the age of 30, quarantining with them during COVID precautions and restrictions, people who were used to caring for themselves and their children. ...

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Why I Love Being a Certified Nursing Assistant with Care Dimensions

Posted on June 16, 2021 by Monika “Toni” Roman, CNA, CHPNA

In observance of National Nursing Assistants Week, CNA Toni Roman explains there's no greater feeling than knowing she's made a difference in someone's life. ...

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6 Tips for Coping with Loss on Mother's Day

Posted on May 6, 2021 by Roxane Weddle, LMHC

Happy Mother’s Day! This weekend, we will read this greeting in emails, texts and greeting cards. It’s been a dispiriting year of COVID-19 precautions, physical distancing and loss, but with vaccinations on the rise, many families are planning long-awaited reunions. For those who have lost a mom, stepmom, grandmother or mother-like figure, this celebration may bring heightened feelings...

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Fulfilling My Lifelong Dream to Become a Nurse

Posted on May 5, 2021 by Nancy Drago, RN

Nancy Drago knew she wanted to be a nurse since she was a child, but a personal experience made her realize her career path was in hospice nursing with Care Dimensions. ...

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Improving the Patient and Family Hospice Experience

Posted on April 28, 2021 by Amy Ciancarelli

In observance of Patient Experience Week, Amy Ciancarelli explains how Care Dimensions constantly strives to enhance patient- and family-centered hospice and palliative care. ...

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How a Selfless Stranger Made My Family’s Happiness Possible

Posted on April 26, 2021 by Robin Gould

For double lung transplant recipient Craig Gould and his family, every day is a gift thanks to an organ donor. ...

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Hospice Volunteers Adapt to Changing Roles During Pandemic

Posted on April 19, 2021 by Lisa Conti

For the past year, Care Dimensions volunteers’ roles may have changed, but their commitment to service has remained solid. Three volunteers talk about their volunteering experience - before and during the pandemic. ...

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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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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.