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The Edge of Grief: A Summer Reflection

The Edge of Grief: A Summer Reflection

Posted on September 28, 2015 by Care Dimensions

These were the questions being put on the table by participants in a support group I was facilitating for those who were recently bereaved. They debated the often cited notion that time heals all wounds, for the wounds they brought into that room were large, deep gashes, raw and oozing and too tender to touch. It was nearly impossible for most of those present that night to imagine a time when the pain would ever be bearable. There was "before" and now there was "after." The death of their loved one turned their hearts inside out, and their lives upside down. ...

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Caring for Veterans at End of Life

Caring for Veterans at End of Life

Posted on July 13, 2015 by Care Dimensions in Veterans,  Volunteers

According to the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), it is expected that in the next five years half a million veterans will need end-of-life care. Many of these veterans served in World War II and the wars in Korea and Vietnam, and as this generation ages the demand for hospice care grows. At Care Dimensions, we are honored to care for those who have served our country and have tailored our hospice services to meet the unique needs of veterans at end of life. ...

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When Should A Family Call Hospice?

When Should A Family Call Hospice?

Posted on July 10, 2015 by Care Dimensions in Hospice

People facing a serious illness are often overwhelmed by a multitude of physical, financial, emotional and spiritual concerns. All too often, a simple call to hospice is delayed because of the misconception that hospice services are only for patients about to die within a few days. So many times, we hear from families, "We wish we had called hospice sooner." When the goal of treatment be...

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Who Will Speak for YOU if You Are Too Ill to Speak for Yourself?

Who Will Speak for YOU if You Are Too Ill to Speak for Yourself?

Posted on July 10, 2015 by Care Dimensions in Health care directives

Care Dimensions has a team of compassionate professionals who can assist you or your loved ones diagnosed with a life-limiting illness. We can walk with you every step of the way and provide assistance in making your decisions regarding your advance care needs. ...

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