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Team Cindy and Traditions at Walk for Hospice

My family and I became associated with Care Dimensions in 2006, when my wife, Cynthia Spearing Billingham, was admitted to the Kaplan Family Hospice House for end-of-life care. She had been battling MS (multiple sclerosis) for many years. She received great

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Copyright Clearance Center’s ‘Team CCC’ Walks to Give Back

Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) of Danvers, MA, has been participating in Care Dimensions’ Walk for Hospice for many years, and this year will be no exception. We will walk together in our orange shirts not only to show support for

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Hospice Aide: Every Day is a Reward

I have been a certified nursing assistant (CNA) for 25 years, and a hospice aide at Care Dimensions for the past 10 years.  Every day is a reward for me because I get to help people who really need it.

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Hospice Volunteer: The Gift My Patients Give Me

When I tell people that I am a hospice volunteer, they almost always ask, “Why?” They can’t imagine why I would want to be with people who are expected to die soon.   I have a desire to ease people’s

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Hospice Nurses Make ‘Regular Day’ Special for Patients

I recently got to accompany two of our hospice nurses on patient visits at long-term care facilities. It was a great morning.   One of our nurses was on the hunt for a solution to a patient’s personally owned high-tech

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How to Help a Grieving Child Return to School

As summer draws to a close, the transition from a relaxed schedule to a more structured school routine can elicit a variety of emotions and anxieties for children and caregivers, especially those who have experienced the death of someone close.

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Bill’s Brigade Honors Former Beverly Firefighter at Walk for Hospice

Our grandfather, William “Bill” McPherson, Jr., fought a lot of battles in his life. A Navy combat veteran who served in World War II, he was a third generation Beverly firefighter, and retired as deputy fire chief.   Grampy also

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Volunteering Your Time Means Everything to Hospice Patients

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Everyday Miracles in Hospice: Keeping Vigil, Telling Our Stories

As a hospice chaplain, I hear the most amazing life stories that transport us into a vivid history. One never knows where these visits will carry us.   I’ve listened as World War II veterans recall in detail the sights,

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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,

"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."