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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,

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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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