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Podcast: Advance Care Planning with Ellen DiPaola

Posted on July 8, 2020 by Mia Buscone

In this special episode of the Care Dimensions Learning Institute's podcast, host Mary Crowe discusses advance care planning with Ellen DiPaola, president and CEO of Honoring Choices Massachusetts. ...

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Caring Through COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on July 1, 2020 by Mary Hickey, RN

Veteran nurse Mary Hickey came to Care Dimensions to focus on end-of-life care. She says the COVID-19 pandemic brought new challenges, but the experience confirms she made the right decision. ...

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Podcast: Taking to the Bed? I Don’t Think So!

Posted on June 25, 2020 by Mia Buscone

In this episode of the Care Dimensions Learning Institute’s podcast, hosts Lyn Skarmeas and Mary Crowe discuss how the concept of “taking to the bed” does not apply to hospice care. ...

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Hospice Aide: Helping Others is a Way of Life

Posted on June 24, 2020 by Claudia Vivanco, CNA

Claudia Vivanco explains why she became a hospice aide and why Care Dimensions is the best place she has worked in her 15 years as a certified nursing assistant. ...

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Living Out Her Passion as a Care Dimensions Hospice Aide

Posted on June 17, 2020 by Rebecca Brackett

Certified Nursing Assistant Veronica Torres of Fitchburg, MA, has been a hospice aide for 20 years. She explains the positive aspects of working with her new employer, Care Dimensions. ...

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Our Moment of Truth

Posted on June 4, 2020 by Patricia Ahern, RN, MBA, FACHE

Reflecting on recent civil rights protests, Care Dimensions President and CEO Patricia Ahern wrote to employees: Don’t wait too long to change the world. You never know how long you’ve got. ...

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Podcast: The Importance of Listening

Posted on May 27, 2020 by Mia Buscone

In this episode of our podcast of Living Forever, Not an Option, our hosts Lyn Skarmeas and Mary Crowe focus the importance of active listening skills and how truly being in the moment with a person in a compassionate and non-judgmental way, is one of the greatest gifts you can give another, especially at end of life. ...

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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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Hospice Nurse Residency Graduates Share Experiences

Posted on May 19, 2020 by Lisa Conti

Four recent graduates of the Care Dimensions Hospice Nurse Residency Program share their key takeaways from the residency, and what it’s like to start their new career during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

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Pandemic Can’t Stop Healing Efforts of Rowley Women

Posted on May 15, 2020 by Lisa Conti

When Gail Byrnes and Anne Boedecker of Rowley, MA, could no longer operate their businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they tapped into their love of sewing and helping others. ...

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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.