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The Power of Forgiveness at End of Life

Posted on January 19, 2021 by Rev. Donna Spencer Collins, M.Div.

A hospice chaplain recalls how she took Mother Teresa's words to heart, which helped reconcile a family as one member neared the end of his life. ...

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How Hospice Volunteering Changes Lives

Posted on January 4, 2021 by Lisa Conti

Care Dimensions volunteers often say, “I get more than I give” out of volunteering with hospice patients. Learn what this means for several of our volunteers. ...

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11 Ways Pandemic Spurred Innovation at Care Dimensions

Posted on December 22, 2020 by Patricia Ahern, RN, MBA, FACHE

From secure virtual clinical visits with hospice patients to online versions of grief support workshops, educational programs and community events, Care Dimensions adjusted to disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

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Joëlle’s End-of-Life Journey with Hospice

Posted on December 14, 2020 by Bob Birkett

After his wife's cancer treatment options were exhausted and doctors suggested hospice, Bob Birkett didn't know what to do. Here's how Care Dimensions helped the couple during their final three weeks together. ...

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Thanks to Care Dimensions, We're Bonded Forever

Posted on December 7, 2020 by Laura Connolly

Hospice nurses, social worker and chaplain provided lifelines for Laura and Scott during his final days, including their wedding. ...

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Swampscott DPW Director Supports Tree of Lights, Especially for Mom

Posted on December 4, 2020 by Robin Ellington

Every year since 2004 the Swampscott Department of Public Works has set up the Tree of Lights, and it is a reminder for DPW Director Gino Cresta of the in-home hospice care Care Dimensions provided for his mom, Florence. ...

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Supported by Beloved Patient, Hospice Aide Heads to Nursing School

Posted on December 3, 2020 by Robin Ellington

A Care Dimensions hospice aide was influenced so much by one of his patients that he is pursuing his nursing degree. ...

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Coping with the Holidays During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on December 2, 2020 by The Care Dimensions Grief Support Team

The holidays can be a challenging and confusing time for people who are grieving, and with the COVID-19 pandemic, it's more crucial to consider your needs, feelings and capacity. ...

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Urgent: Make Your Health Care Wishes Known This Holiday Season

Posted on November 16, 2020 by Mary Crowe, LICSW, ACHP-SW, C.D.S, CDP

The COVID-19 pandemic brings a new urgency to having conversations about your health care wishes, even if you cannot gather with loved ones this holiday season. ...

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Wrapping Veterans with Appreciation and Caring

Posted on November 10, 2020 by Lisa Conti

This Veterans Day, more than 125 Care Dimensions hospice patients who are military veterans are receiving a warm “hug” and a salute from the community. ...

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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.