10 Questions to Ask When Starting New Medication

More than four billion prescriptions were filled at retail pharmacies throughout the United States last year.* Prescription medications can help us live longer and healthier lives, but we must learn how they can best be used in our own bodies.

I’m a Nurse and Voting No on Ballot Question 1

I am CEO of Care Dimensions, the largest hospice organization in Massachusetts, and a nurse who worked for nearly 30 years in the emergency room and critical care units of a hospital, and I’m voting No on Ballot Question 1.

Check and Balance: Supporting Walk for Hospice Behind the Scenes

Each year at the Walk for Hospice you’ll see volunteers helping with everything from accepting pledge forms to restocking food and beverages. There’s an important group of volunteers you won’t see, however, because they operate out of an undisclosed location

Team Murphy: Good Hospice Care Extends Good Life

It’s been a little over a year since Marilyn Favreau’s mother, Kathleen Murphy, died from complications of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Despite the significance of that loss, Marilyn finds solace in knowing that her mother’s wishes were honored and that

Committed to Volunteering, Making a Difference

Gail Thompson of Peabody, MA, began her journey with Care Dimensions 38 years ago as one of our first volunteers. In 1980, she made a commitment to improve the lives and deaths of people with terminal illnesses and she continues

Taking a Walk That Matters for High School Classmate

When we were seniors at Swampscott High School in 1985, my friends Debbie Sentner, Kristin Kennedy, and I were practically inseparable. We loved hanging out – usually at Debbie’s house, laughing at her jokes and eating whatever food her mom

Hospice Patient Gets Wish to Witness Daughter’s Wedding

Spencer and Joe Newton planned a June 2018 wedding at the Roger Williams Zoo in Providence, RI.  When Spencer’s mother, Margaret, became severely ill, the couple had to quickly readjust their plans so that she could be a part of

Supporting My Community Through the Walk for Hospice

I’ve always strongly believed in giving back to my community, so when a friend of mine asked me in 1997 if I would donate a few hours of my time as master of ceremonies at the Walk for Hospice in

‘Volunteer Vikings’ Go the Extra Mile at Walk for Hospice

As volunteer coordinator at Care Dimensions’ Kaplan Family Hospice House, I meet a lot of people who want to give back to our organization because they are grateful for the compassionate care their loved ones received at end of life.

Why I Love Being a Hospice Aide

Every workday, I meet hospice patients who are in the final stage of their lives. Many realize that death is approaching, and they are frightened.  It’s my goal to make them feel a little less afraid and more like the

"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."