All Care VNA celebrates centennial with excellent care

THE CONNECTOR — Winter 2011 2011 is the 100th anniversary of the founding of the non-profit home health care agency All Care VNA. Think about that for a minute – 100 years in the same place doing the same thing. What makes a company survive, grow and thrive for 100 years? It certainly does not happen by accident. It happens because All Care is committed to certain qualities that have remained the same since 1911: dedication, hard work, customer service, adaptability, dependability, flexibility, openness, honesty and sensitivity. To find these qualities, you need look no further than the talented, dedicated and caring staff at All Care. These are the people who strive everyday to do whatever it takes to continue the century-long tradition of providing the best home care possible to those in need. In 1911, there was one nurse, Mary Sullivan. She would start her days by checking her calls at the local drug store and would ride her bike, walk or take a streetcar to provide care to her patients in their homes. She made more than 260 visits in that first year. Now, more than 630 employees work every day with one goal in mind – caring for All Care's clients. Many of these employees have been with the company for 15, 20, and even 30 years. Kelly LeBlanc, senior executive administrative assistant, started with All Care 26 years ago. 'We're like a family, all working as a team,' said LeBlanc. 'It's a company that's patient-focused and proactive, and has never forgotten the personal touch.' The common thread among All Care's long-term employees is that they...

All Care Hospice is pleased to announce that Kim Anderson has joined the Hospice Community Liaison team.

All Care Hospice is pleased to announce that Kim Anderson has joined the Hospice Community Liaison team.  Kim joins us as we expand our efforts to provide the very best in customer service to our referral sources, patients and families. Kim is a life-long member of the local community.  Prior to coming to All Care she gained valuable knowledge working with nursing homes, rehab and assisted living facilities.  Kim feels that her 25 years of healthcare experience will be an excellent foundation for her position with the All Care Hospice team. Kim can help you with all your hospice needs. She is available to attend family meetings to provide answers, education, guidance and support, and is your community resource for information on hospice care and services. Kim can be reached at: 800.351.8402 ext. 597 cell: 339.440.0525 e-mail: kanderson@allcare.org All Care Hospice and  Bridge to Hospice Program: Specializing in compassionate care and support for patients and families facing a  life-limiting...

Celebrate lives of loved ones with All Care Hospice

Daily Item 2010 Winter Magazine The holidays are marked by festive occasions, and time spent with family and friends. All Care Hospice recognizes that for many the holidays evoke memories of losing a loved one. In an effort to support the community during the holiday season, All Care is hosting two programs. First, 'Coping with the Holidays' will be offered on Tuesday, December 14th at 6:00 pm at the All Care Center for Grief & Loss, 583 Chestnut Street, Lynn, and is open to the public. On Wednesday, December 8th at 5:30 pm All Care will host the annual Lights of Remembrance ceremony at the All Care Hospice Center for Grief & Loss. A tree lighting will be held outside followed by an informal reception inside the Center. Lights of Remembrance is a means to say 'I remember' and celebrate the lives and the love we miss most. Dedicating a light in the name of a loved one is a special way to remember them during the holiday season while ensuring that hospice and home care will be available to patients with life-limiting illness and their families in the future. For more information about the Lights of Remembrance ceremony or to make a tax-deductible, year-end donation, please call (800) 246-2449 x119 or email jchamberlin@allcare.org. 'We also encourage people to attend our on-going grief support groups held every Tuesday evening from 6:00 – 7:30pm at the Center, which are free and open to the community,' said Diane Moran, All Care Hospice Bereavement Services Coordinator. 'Our groups offer an environment where what you say and how you feel will be accepted....