Living Forever, Not an Option
Care Dimensions is proud to launch our new podcast Living Forever, Not an Option. With their vast knowledge about hospice and palliative care, hosts Mary Crowe, LICSW, ACHP-SW, Director of Professional and Community Education, and Lyn Skarmeas, Vice President of Business Development, discuss various topics to dispel the myths surrounding hospice, palliative care and end of life. Their goal is to empower individuals with advanced illness to access hospice and palliative care services sooner, thereby providing more opportunity to improve their quality of life.
Episode 1 – Understanding Hospice and Palliative Care
Hosts Mary and Lyn explain the differences between hospice and palliative care, the philosophy and history of hospice, and dispel some of the myths surrounding hospice care because "living forever is not an option."
Meet the hosts
|Mary Crowe, LICSW, ACHP-SW
Over the past 13 years, Mary has led the Care Dimensions' professional and community educational outreach, coordinating and delivering hundreds of programs each year for healthcare professionals, families and community groups.
She holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Boston College Graduate School of Social Work, and post graduate certificates in gerontology and alcohol counseling. Mary has worked as a medical social worker for over 25 years in acute care, rehabilitation, skilled nursing and adult day health settings caring for individuals and families with advanced illness or at end of life.
Care Dimensions Learning Institute is committed to providing opportunities that strengthen comprehensive learning around serious illness and end of life care that are responsive to the needs of the professionals, community, patients and families we serve.