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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

‘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

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,

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

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,

Celebrating Hospice Social Workers

Hospice social workers stand up for people with advanced illness and their families in many ways. They are a supportive presence to the patient and family throughout the end-of-life journey.   In honor of National Social Work Month, Laci Gentry, LICSW,

Happily Ever After: Even Death Couldn’t End This Love Story

Gene and Helen Galipeau may have lived the consummate love story of their generation.   Both born in 1924, they met and fell in love during World War II. That love grew during nearly 72 years of marriage and culminated

Hospice Patient Grateful His Poetry Preserved by Volunteer

Benedict “Ben” Gesmundo of Haverhill, MA, has never thought of himself as a poet.  Although he wrote several hundred poems over 50 years, he rarely shared them. Poetry was an outlet for Ben. When he felt inspired to get his

My Introduction to Reiki

Before I started working for Care Dimensions, I had a vague idea of what Reiki was, as I recalled my massage therapist talking about a treatment she had a few years ago.  She said the Reiki practitioner uses a very

Care Dimensions Advocates Planning for Medicare Hospice Patients

Hospice patients on Medicare would have greater access to advance care planning and end-of-life discussions with their care teams under proposed legislation. Care Dimensions staff members and more than 200 hospice supporters from across the U.S. championed the bills this

"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."