All Care Hospice Warmly Invites You To Our Lights of Remembrance Service

  Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 6:00 pm Reception and refreshments to follow ceremony and tree lighting All Care VNA and Hospice, 210 Market Street, Lynn, MA 01901 RSVP requested by 12/4/17 Contact Liz Mearkle-Cumming, Bereavement Coordinator, at 781-244-1198 or at Ecumming@allcare.org. When you call to RSVP, you will receive information on the location and parking accommodations. For many, the holidays are a time for reflection and remembrance of what we have and of what we have lost. The Lights of Remembrance is a means to say “I remember” and celebrate the lives and the love of those we miss most. The ceremony acknowledges both the challenges and joys that the holidays present in a setting that is illuminated by the warm glow of light and the camaraderie of those who gather. We hope you can attend and bring friends and family to join this special time of togetherness. If interested, you may also remember through donation. Dedicating a light in the name of a special person is way to remember them during the holiday season while ensuring that homecare, hospice and bereavement support will be available to anyone in need in the future. Click here to see donation sheet for more information A donation is NOT required for attending this service.   “We celebrate by giving the light of love to those who need it most…”                                                                 ~Ruth Carter Stapleton    ...

All Care’s 2017 Auction and Wine Tasting booklet is here!

On Thursday,  November 15th, at the Danversport Yacht Club, All Care Hospice will celebrate its 16th annual ‘Matter of Taste’ Wine Tasting & Charity Auction benefiting our hospice patients and families. This exciting event will include silent auctions, raffles, and a live auction. Prizes include hotel stays, restaurant gift certificates, art, once in a lifetime experiences, and more! Only 200 raffle tickets will be sold at $100.00 each for the ‘You Can Make a Difference $10,000 Raffle,’ a raffle of a lifetime; and while you need not be present to win, it is a lot more fun if you are! View our Silent Auction and Live Auction items here: Silent Auction Items – Section 1 Silent Auction Items – Section 2 Live Auction Items Proceeds from this event directly benefit our hospice patients and families; without the support of our sponsors and donors, providing care to these individuals in the 50+ communities we serve would not be possible. The All Care Hospice mission enables those with life-limiting illnesses to receive the most compassionate medical care with personalized support for families through bereavement services and volunteer programs regardless of ability to pay. Hundreds of local businesses and organizations contribute to make this event a success each year, we hope we can count on your support to help meet our fundraising goal! For information about sponsorship opportunities, donating items, or to purchase admission and/or raffle tickets, please contact Patty St John 781-244-1124 or via email at pstjohn@allcare.org      ...

All Care Hospice’s Next Volunteer Training to be held on October 21 & 22

All Care Hospice is committed to providing quality care using an interdisciplinary team approach through the end of life experience. Volunteers are an integral part of the hospice team and bring their talents and skills to our patients and families in many ways.   All Care provides a free and thorough training given by a team of hospice professionals.   Our next volunteer training will be held on Saturday, October 21st and Sunday, October 22nd. For more details about the training, please contact out Volunteer Coordinator at (781) 244-1129. Click the links below to read a few of our volunteer stories:   VOLUNTEER PROFILE – Rita Barry VOLUNTEER PROFILE – Irene Kamarinos VOLUNTEER PROFILE – John-Piantedosi VOLUNTEER PROFILE –...

All Care Names New Director of Hospice Services

All Care VNA & Hospice is proud to announce the promotion of Melissa Crowley, of Tewksbury, to Director of Hospice Services.  Crowley joined All Care Hospice over seven years ago, first as a hospice nurse and then as a clinical manager.  Melissa came to All Care with eight years’ prior experience in the hospice field and, in total, has over sixteen years’ hospice experience.  Jo Mary Koopman, Senior Vice President says, “We are confident in Melissa’s ability to lead our talented hospice team and grow the program while ensuring exceptional care is provider to our patients and families”.   Melissa obtained her nursing degree from Rivier College and has been CHPN Certification (certified hospice and palliative nurse) for over ten years.   Founded in 1911, All Care VNA is a Medicare/Medicaid-certified agency offering services of nurses, home health aides, specialists in geriatrics, oncology, diabetes, physical, occupational, and speech therapies as well as palliative care. All Care Hospice provides the highest quality medical and emotional care for those with life-limiting illnesses, as well as respite care, spiritual support, and bereavement counseling for families. All Care also offers All Care Resources, a private pay division for flexible in-home services. All Care employs nearly 600 people, serving over 60 cities/towns in the Greater Boston North, Merrimack Valley and North Shore...

All Care Names New Director of Clinical Services

All Care Visiting Nurse Association, a leading provider of home care services throughout Eastern Massachusetts, named Maureen Collier to the position of Director of Clinical Services.  As Director of Clinical Services, Collier will be responsible for the creation, implementation and oversight of all clinical services for All Care VNA.   Her focus will be on patient satisfaction, quality improvement, and program creation.     Collier will provide the leadership necessary to develop and meet the clinical goals of the company.  All Care’s Senior Vice President, Jo-Mary Koopman, commented on the appointment of Ms. Collier:  “We are excited to welcome Maureen to our senior management team.  Maureen worked most recently for Beacon Hospice and Amedysis Home Health as a Director of Operations.  She brings a wealth of expertise to this position including successful management and operations in homecare along with an extreme focus on quality patient care and patient satisfaction”.  Collier received her BSN in Nursing from Northeastern University as well as a BS in Business Administration from Suffolk University. Founded in 1911, All Care VNA is a Medicare/Medicaid-certified agency offering services of nurses, home health aides, specialists in geriatrics, oncology, diabetes, physical, occupational, and speech therapies as well as palliative care. All Care Hospice provides the highest quality medical and emotional care for those with life-limiting illnesses, as well as respite care, spiritual support, and bereavement counseling for families. All Care also offers All Care Resources, a private pay division for flexible in-home services. All Care employs nearly 600 people, serving over 60 cities/towns in the Greater Boston North, Merrimack Valley and North Shore...

How can our Grief and Loss Services help you?

Are you or someone you know struggling to navigate the grief after a recent death?   Do you or someone you know feel isolated within grief and/or yearn to meet others that are experiencing something similar?   Are you or someone you know looking for a safe place to reflect, share and learn about grief and loss and how to live life after loss?   If so, then the All Care Hospice Bereavement Program can help!   The All Care Bereavement Program has created progressive programs that provide safe and confidential opportunities for support, commemoration, expression, connection and learning for our All Care families and the community. All of our programs are designed with passion, experience, intention and feedback from the mourning community and it shows in the way our programs are organized and facilitated. Come check out our Grief and Loss page on our All Care Website to learn more: http://www.allcare.org/hospice/grief-loss-services   On the Grief and Loss page you will learn more about: Our Team Support Services Grief Counseling Art Therapy Grief Support Groups Holiday Support Unique Workshops Remembrance Services Community Support Accessing Support Testimonials Program Updates Also, we have many new exciting grief groups and workshops lined up for 2017/2018. Our flyer is updated regularly and can also be found on our website at   http://www.allcare.org/hospice/grief-loss-services Connecting and Coping: A Loss of Spouse/ Life Partner Support Group HeART Space: A Creative Process Workshop for the Bereaved Hope Circle: Seasonal Ceremonies for Wisdom and Wellness Lighting the Way: A Workshop for Coping Through the Holiday Season Lights of Remembrance: A Winter Service of Remembrance (December)   Grief is hard…but it doesn’t have to be hard...