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Care Dimensions Supports Bills to Help Hospice Patients, Families

Two Care Dimensions staffers joined hospice advocates from across the country to urge members of Congress to support legislation that seeks to increase access to hospice and palliative care for Medicare beneficiaries.   Florence Exantus, clinical director, and Patty Ramsden,

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Coming Together for Papa’s Crew, Walk for Hospice

Norman Brown of Danvers lived with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma for 18 months and received palliative care from Care Dimensions. At 87, the retired engineer still had a decent quality of life: he continued to drive, wrote for “STOCKS & COMMODITIES”, and

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Honoring Meme’s Memory at Walk for Hospice

I was close to my grandmother, Muriel “Mernie” Boutchie. My brothers, cousins, and I called her Meme.  I was the oldest of seven grandchildren, and she was just 40 years old when I was born. Her life centered on family,

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Hospice Nurse Residency Helped Me Achieve Life-long Dream

I always knew I wanted to be a nurse.  I put my dream on hold for family, but when the time was right, I left my mortgage industry job and entered nursing school.   When I wasn’t studying, I worked

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4 Lessons I’ve Learned as a Hospice Nurse

After a short career teaching English to high school students with learning disabilities, I was lucky to stay home with my children when they were babies. When my youngest was a preschooler, I began researching new career and educational opportunities.

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18 Lessons of a Hospice Massage Therapist

I started working as a hospice massage therapist over a year ago. Two hundred and sixty seven visits later, I am humbled by this work.   During my professional life as a massage therapist, many moments have touched my heart

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Meet Care Dimensions’ Hospice Auction and Regatta Co-chairs

During the weekend of June 16-18, Care Dimensions will hold its 23rd Annual Hospice Auction and Regatta at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead.  The gala dinner and auction on Friday evening is Care Dimensions’ largest fundraiser of the year

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Nurses: A Community Treasure

Those of us who are nurses know this experience well:  people know who we are.   Something about nurses causes folks to seek us out: in the grocery aisle, at the library, during exercise class, or the church banquet.  There’s

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Marblehead Artist Draws on Family History for Hospice Auction Painting

Marblehead resident Charlie Allen is the signature artist of Care Dimensions’ 23rd Annual Hospice Auction and Regatta, which will be held at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead on June 16.   The hospice auction is Care Dimensions’ largest fundraiser,

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The Heart of the Village: Supporting Each Other in Grief

It takes a village to raise a child.  This old African proverb is at the heart of Camp Stepping Stones, a one-day retreat offered by Care Dimensions for children and adults who are grieving the death of someone close to

"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 90 communities in Eastern Massachusetts."