All Care Names New Palliative Care Program Manager

Laurie McFarland, RN of Winthrop has recently been named Palliative Care Program Manager for All Care’s Hospice Division. McFarland joined All Care in 2016 as a Hospice RN Case Manager before being promoted to Palliative Care Program Manager in April of 2018. She served as a hospice and palliative care nurse at Hallmark Health in Malden for five years, and as staff nurse focusing on end of life care at Epoch of Melrose for two years. McFarland brings a great deal of experience to her new role at All Care and will oversee the Palliative Care Program ensuring our patient’s needs are met, their symptoms are managed and the highest quality care is delivered. All Care’s Palliative Care Program provides home care services for patients with advanced illness. The Palliative Care Program introduces an interdisciplinary team of professionals, which emphasizes palliative services, while addressing the many ways serious illness affects patients and their families. The team includes a nurse practitioner, registered nurses, social workers and a psychologist. The Palliative Care Program Nurse conducts periodic visits providing care and consultation in pain and symptom management. Makenzie Shanahan, Director of Hospice, Palliative Care and House Calls at All Care is excited to have Laurie McFarland in her new role and adds, “Laurie has been a tremendous asset to All Care’s Palliative Care team. She has brought with her a wealth of knowledge having been not just a Hospice nurse, but a Palliative Care nurse as well. She is able to apply this knowledge each day while providing care and education to our patients in the community. She also brings with her...

All Care VNA & Hospice to host 26th Annual Charity Golf Open

On Monday June 25th All Care VNA & Hospice will host its 26th Annual Charity Golf Open at Gannon Municipal Golf Course in Lynn, MA.  Salem Five Charitable Foundation will lead the charge as Title Sponsor along with many other local sponsors in helping to raise the funds needed to ensure that those in need receive expert, compassionate, personalized home care regardless of their ability to pay.    Through its dedication to cost effective, high quality home healthcare for over 100 years, All Care VNA & Hospice has served patients and families in 65 communities throughout the North Shore, Greater Boston, and Merrimack Valley with a full continuum of home care services, which include: visiting nurses, hospice care, private care, adult foster care, a house calls program and palliative care.  All Care truly provides the solutions for all your home care needs and challenges.    All Care VNA & Hospice is also honored to have Paul Roberts, Senior Vice President of USI Insurance Services as the Awards & Reception Sponsor for this important fundraiser.  A 9:30 am shotgun will kick off a fabulous day filled with golf, networking, laughter, and charitable giving. In addition to 18 holes of golf, guests will enjoy lunch on the greens, a lively 19th hole followed by an awards reception with dinner, drinks, raffles, and an exciting live auction filled with fantastic prizes.   For over 25 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’s patients and families, especially those who struggle with life-limiting illness.  For more...

All Care Hosts Annual Meeting, Honors Employees

All Care VNA, Hospice & Private Pay Services, headquartered in Lynn, MA, has been providing the highest quality home health care to individuals in the North Shore, Merrimack Valley, and Greater Boston communities for over 100 years. On Wednesday, May 2, 2018, All Care board members and staff gathered together for the agency’s Annual Meeting at Spinelli’s in Lynnfield.  In addition to celebrating All Care’s many achievements over the past year, Excellence Awards were presented to three employees for their exceptional job performance and their commitment to All Care’s mission.  The Josephine E. Hanson Award for Excellence in Professional Achievement was presented to Payroll Coordinator, Catherine Drinkwater of Salem, MA; the Dorothy L. Lane Award for Excellence in Outstanding Patient Care was presented to Hospice Nurse, Caroline Ramos of Nashua, NH; and the President’s Award for Excellence in Para-Professional Achievement was presented to Home Health Aide, Carline Desrosier Exama of Lynn.  Many employees also received milestone awards for their years of dedicated service with All Care: 22 employees received 5-year awards; 13 employees received 10-year awards; 6 employees received 15-year awards; 1 employee received a 20-year award; and 5 employees received 25-year awards. Two employees that were not present but also received milestone awards were Marie Joassaint, who is celebrating 30 years of service and Loretta Chwaliszewski is who celebrating 35 years of service. The dedication and longevity of All Care’s staff is what has allowed the agency to continue its longstanding mission of providing cost-effective, quality homecare to all who need it, regardless of their ability to pay. The devoted staff helps to ensure a seamless continuum of...