Make Your Mark! All Care Hospice hosts milestone 25th annual Charity Golf Open

On Monday June 26th All Care VNA & Hospice will host its 25th Annual Charity Golf Open at Gannon Municipal Golf Course in Lynn, MA.  Salem Five Charitable Foundation is joined by USI Insurance Services New England as co-Title Sponsors of this milestone 25th annual event in support of their community and the All Care Mission.  Together with other local sponsors, Salem Five & USI will lead the charge in raising the much needed funds to insure that all individuals in need receive expert, compassionate, personalized home care regardless of their ability to pay.   Through their dedication to cost effective, top quality home healthcare for over 100 years, All Care VNA & Hospice is able to serve patients and families in over 60 communities throughout the North Shore, Greater Boston, and Merrimack Valley with a full continuum of home care services.  From private care, to visiting nurses, to adult foster care and hospice services, All Care provides the solutions to all your home care needs and challenges.   All Care is honored to have Salem Five and USI Insurance Services New England as title sponsors for this important event.  A 10 am shotgun start kicks off a day filled with golf, networking, laughter, and charitable giving; in addition to a fantastic day of golf, guests will enjoy lunch on the greens, a lively 19th hole followed by an awards reception with dinner, drinks, raffles, and a swift live auction.   For over 24 years, the generosity of the sponsors, donors, golfers, and other community members who participate in this event have made an immeasurable difference in the lives of All Care...

An Intern’s Gratitude

Nine months ago, I began an experience that would prove to be inspiring and life altering. At the time of accepting the All Care Hospice internship, I had not yet fully understood the scope of hospice and bereavement work. These past several months have proved to be the most rewarding and challenging that I have ever experienced. With the guidance of my supervisor, Liz Mearkle-Cumming, and the many other clinicians I’ve had the honor to work besides, I’ve learned to treasure the moments of light and find hope in all phases of life. I am grateful for many facets of these past several months, at the center of which are the hospice patients, the relationships formed and successes earned through patience and fortitude by both patient and clinician were invaluable. But none of these opportunities would exist but for the ongoing and caring support provided by each and every member of the All Care family. This is a group of professionals who embody the term caregivers. Your contributions enabled the patient to be physically and mentally able to participate in my art therapy process. It was your approach to caring for the patients and managing the challenges that I found myself mirroring. The gentle presence you provided to each individual reflected a compassion not often seen. The gift of focused attention assumed a respect to the dignity of each hospice patient. I saw each interaction between you and patient as one, rather than one of many. The lessons I have learned from all of you are profound and will last a lifetime.  Thank you for your thoughtful kindness and...