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Ways to Cope When you Cannot Visit a Loved one in a Facility

Posted on May 12, 2020 by Sandra Yudilevich Espinoza, Ph.D., LICSW

If you are prohibited from seeing a loved one in a facility due to COVID-19, here are some things you can do to support them and take care of yourself: ...

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Tips for Coping With Mother’s Day or Father’s Day Following Loss

Posted on May 7, 2020 by Wendy Paramore, LICSW

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day can trigger intense feelings, even years after a death. Here are six tips that grieving families have found useful when trying to cope with Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. ...

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Recognizing Desocialization Grief During a Pandemic

Posted on May 4, 2020 by Rev. Donna Spencer Collins, M.Div.

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to give up old norms, values, attitudes and behaviors. Recognizing the resulting grief can bring comfort. ...

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Podcast: Telling Our Stories: The Importance of Reminiscing and Life Review

Posted on April 30, 2020 by Mia Buscone

In this latest episode of our podcast Living Forever, Not an Option, our hosts Mary Crowe and Lyn Skarmeas talk about the benefits of reminiscing and life review. ...

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GivingTuesdayNow: Thanking our Hospice Heroes

Posted on April 28, 2020 by Lisa Conti

Help support and thank Care Dimensions' hospice heroes who are on the front lines working to overcome challenges brought on by the COVID-19 panedemic. ...

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Tips for Treating Overly Dry Hands

Posted on April 27, 2020 by Laura Berry MSN, RN, FNP-BC, ACHPN, CWON

Frequent hand washing and hand sanitizer use are necessary during the COVID-19 pandemic, but can dehydrate skin. Here are tips to treat overly dry hands. ...

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Volunteers Continue to Help Hospice House Visitors During Pandemic

Posted on April 23, 2020 by Lisa Conti

Two volunteers from each of the Care Dimensions inpatient hospice houses share why they continue to volunteer during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

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Coping with Grief During COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on April 21, 2020 by April Evans, LICSW

Whether you've lost a loved one or something you're attached to because of the COVID-19 pandemic, here are some ways of coping with the loss. ...

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Podcast: Living with a Serious Ilness

Posted on April 15, 2020 by Mia Buscone

In this latest episode of our podcast Living Forever, Not an Option, our hosts Mary Crowe and Lyn Skarmeas talk about the stress of receiving a diagnosis of a serious illness and why it's important to assemble a strong support team to help you assess all options for a care plan that is based on your goals and definition of quality of life. ...

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Different Type of Bereavement Visit Leads to Discovery

Posted on April 15, 2020 by Rev. Beth Loughhead, M.Div.

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced them to move their bereavement meetings outside at a safe distance, Beth and Tracey noticed something special in their neighborhood. ...

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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.