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10 Tips for Coping With Loss During the Holidays

For years after my partner Robert died, my emotions seemed to take on a life of their own. Starting at the run-up to the anniversary of his death (August), and crescendoing during the holidays, memories of our life together were

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4 Tips for Caregivers of Someone with a Serious Illness

My husband, John, was diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) five years ago. Six months later, he retired from his job as a financial advisor, and I became his primary caregiver. Previously, I worked as a hospice volunteer coordinator in

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Honoring My Wife’s Memory While Supporting Hospice Patients, Families

Six years ago, I lost the love of my life. My wife, Lorraine, and I were married 48 years, and when she died, I was like a ship without its rudder.   After a 20-year battle with breast cancer, Lorraine

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Learning to Cope With My Mom’s Death

Editor’s note: Brian Morissette was 12 years old when his beloved mother, Theresa, died from cancer in 2015. Last year, Brian wrote about the experience of losing his mom for an English assignment. Brian has been receiving counseling services from

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Volunteering to Help Fellow Veterans on Hospice

As we observe Veterans Day and thank those who have served in the military, we salute a select group committed to helping their fellow veterans who are facing the biggest battle of their lives.   Members of the Care Dimensions

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It’s Never too Late to Say ‘Thank You’ to our Nation’s Veterans

Americans across the country celebrate Veterans’ Day on November 11, a special day to salute the men and women who bravely served our country in the military. These fellow Americans have made profound sacrifices in defense of freedom and they

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Hospitality: Cultivating Inclusion in Spiritual Care

Our patients are asked by many clinicians about their physical well-being during the events leading up to their hospice admission, but it is the chaplain who asks, “How is your spirit?”   Our spiritual self is the part of each

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4 Ways to Support Children During Disturbing Times

Lately, tragedy seems to be everywhere. Whether a natural disaster such as hurricanes Harvey and Maria, or a mass murder by shooting in Las Vegas, the news headlines have been scary, tragic, and unpredictable in recent weeks and months.  

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‘Do Your Job’ Takes on Special Meaning for Ipswich Man

For Ipswich native and New England Patriots fan Steve Brown, “Do your job” is more than a popular phrase; it’s a philosophy to which he has subscribed through five bouts of cancer over 32 years.   For his entire adult

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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

"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."