WILMINGTON, MA — During National Social Work Month in March, Care Dimensions is recognizing the efforts of Wilmington resident and Care Dimensions social worker Jennifer Baima.
Care Dimensions, formerly Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, joined with the National Association of Social Workers to celebrate National Social Work Month.
“Our social workers play an integral role within our interdisciplinary team, and strive to provide the best care to patients and families, no matter what their needs may be,” said Judy Cranney, vice president and chief operating officer for the nonprofit organization.
All of the social workers at Care Dimensions have earned a master’s degree in social work and have achieved one or two levels of licensure — LCSW or LICSW. Over half of these social workers have earned an advanced certification in hospice and palliative care through the NASW. The major goals of these hospice and palliative care social workers include encouraging expression of feelings, enhancing family communication, supporting the family in their coping, connecting families with community resources and education, and being a supportive presence to the patient and family throughout the journey at end of life.
Care Dimensions is largest hospice provider to adults and children with advanced illness in Massachusetts. As a nonprofit, community-based leader in advanced illness care, Care Dimensions provides comprehensive hospice, palliative care, grief support and teaching programs in more than 90 communities in Eastern Massachusetts. Founded in 1978 as Hospice of the North Shore, Care Dimensions cares for patients — in their homes, in long-term care and assisted living communities, in hospitals, at its Kaplan Family Hospice House and, coming in the winter of 2017, at its new Greater Boston Hospice House in MetroWest.
(NOTE: The above press release is from Care Dimensions.)
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