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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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Confessions of a Hospice Chaplain

Posted on October 26, 2020 by Fr. Terrence P. McGillicuddy, Ph.D.

In recognition of Spiritual Care Week, a hospice chaplain recalls the patients he has comforted over 30 years and the roles that chaplains play on the interdisciplinary team. ...

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Safely Removing Unused Opioids from Hospice Patients’ Homes

Posted on October 21, 2020 by Alifia Waliji-Banglawala, Pharm.D.

Care Dimensions is working hard to balance effective symptom management for our hospice patients with the need to ensure that opioids stay out of the wrong hands. ...

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6 Ways to Support Your Child After a Suicide Death

Posted on October 16, 2020 by Sarah Bujold

Here are six tips on how to guide a conversation with your child about a death by suicide and suggestions for offering support. ...

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A Man of the People is Remembered in Ipswich

Posted on September 25, 2020 by Robin Ellington

Former pastor is honored in Walk for Hospice ...

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Seeing is Believing: Facilities Manager Supports Walk for Hospice

Posted on September 24, 2020 by Rebecca Brackett

Four years as Facilities Manager at Care Dimensions' two inpatient hospice facilities has turned Stephen Freni into a Walk for Hospice supporter. ...

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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.