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Podcast: Living Well, Making Every Moment Count

Posted on February 20, 2020 by Veronica Giarla

In Episode 5 of our podcast of Living Forever, Not an Option, our hosts Lyn Skarmeas and Mary Crowe focus on living well, what gets in the way and how we can incorporate techniques or approaches that can positively influence our life, healthcare and overall quality of life. ...

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Podcast: Starting the Conversation Around Death and Dying

Posted on February 3, 2020 by Veronica Giarla

In this latest episode of our podcast Living Forever, Not an Option, our hosts Mary Crowe and Lyn Skarmeas tackle the challenge of starting a conversation about death, dying, and making your wishes known. ...

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Podcast: Hospice Myths and Misconceptions

Posted on January 6, 2020 by Veronica Giarla

In this latest episode of our podcast Living Forever, Not an Option, our hosts Mary Crowe and Lyn Skarmeas discuss several myths and misconceptions surrounding hospice care ...

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Attending A New England Patriots Game: A Hospice Patient’s Dream Come True

Posted on December 31, 2019 by Care Dimensions

When Joan McLynch was admitted to Care Dimensions hospice care for complications from her leukemia, her admissions nurse asked her about her primary goals and health priorities. “I didn’t have to think about it,” says Joan. “I said that I wanted to feel good enough to make it through December 2019 and to attend the Patriots home game against the Miami Dolphins.” ...

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The Truth About Hospice

Posted on August 8, 2019 by Dr. Anna Chon

Recently, doctors advised Tony Cacciotti, husband of 79-year-old TV star Valerie Harper, to engage hospice services for his wife. Harper, the "Mary Tyler Moore Show” star who played Rhoda Morgenstern, was reportedly first diagnosed with cancer in 2009.  Citing the couple’s 40 years of shared commitment, Cacciotti announced that he would not follow her doctors’ advice...

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5 Questions with Rebecca Lawrence, Hospice Social Worker

Posted on July 31, 2019 by Care Dimensions

Rebecca Lawrence, MSW, LCSW is a Care Dimensions hospice social worker. Since 2018, Rebecca has served our patients in greater Boston. Recently, we sat down with Rebecca to ask about her professional career and daily work as a hospice social worker.  Rebecca, was social work your first career choice and what attracted you to the field?  I actually started out in a nursing prog...

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'The Returning': Young Hospice Patient Writes Novel

Posted on July 25, 2019 by Wendy Killeen

Eliza Mager, 22, who is receiving hospice from Care Dimensions, talks about her science fiction novel, "The Returning." (Includes book excerpt) ...

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Honoring Her Mother by Joining a Cousin to Support Walk for Hospice

Posted on July 22, 2019 by Janet Zipes

Grateful for the end-of-life experience her mother had at the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Jill Chapdelaine is giving back through Care Dimensions' Walk for Hospice. ...

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A Night to Remember for Young Hospice Patient

Posted on June 24, 2019 by Wendy Killeen

Eliza Mager missed her high school prom due to cancer treatments, but her friends, family and Care Dimensions hospice team helped arrange a prom-like event for her 22nd birthday. ...

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Hospice Aide's Thoughtfulness Improves Patients' Quality of Life

Posted on June 20, 2019 by Care Dimensions

Care Dimensions Evening Hospice Aide Hillary Fortin brings comfort, compassion, and kindness that can enhance a patient’s quality of life. ...

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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.