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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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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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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.