All Care Names New Adult Foster Care Program Manager

Michele Meltzer, LICSW, of Swampscott has recently been named Adult Foster Care Program Manager for All Care’s Resource Division.  Meltzer, who has Master’s Degree in Social Work from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, joined All Care in November 2016 as a VNA Medical Social Worker before being promoted to Adult Foster Care Manager in April of 2018. With over 15 years’ experience in social work, Michele brings a wealth of experience to her new role at All Care. All Care’s Adult Foster Care Program (AFC) allows individuals, who are unable to remain at home alone due to chronic illness, or physical and/or mental disabilities, to stay in their home or in the home of a loved one to maximize their quality of life. The Adult Foster Care program is an alternative to nursing home or assisted living placement. In-home family caregivers provide meals, companionship, personal care assistance, and 24-hour supervision to program participants. Caregivers receive a tax-free stipend which can help to ease the financial burden of caring for the individual. The AFC program provides monthly nursing and social work visits where both client and caregiver receive the support and resources they need to share a safe, happy, fulfilling life. Elaine Buckley, Director of All Care’s Resource Division had this to say, “We are so excited to have Michele join us as our new Adult Foster Care Program Manager!  With Michele’s extensive experience working with families in the community, she is the perfect addition to help us meet the needs of our Adult Foster Care population and support their caregivers.” For over 100 years, All Care has...

Community Involvement “Makes the Mark” for All Care Hospice at the 26th Annual All Care Charity Golf Open

LYNN – All Care VNA & Hospice announced that its 26th Annual Charity Golf Open held on June 25th at Gannon Golf Course, Lynn, MA was a tremendous success, thanks to the involvement of many members of the community. Over $50,000 was raised from the event, which will benefit All Care Hospice patients by providing compassionate medical, emotional and spiritual care, regardless of one’s ability to pay. Personalized bereavement support is provided to families, in addition to support groups available to the community at the All Care Hospice Center for Grief & Loss, located at the agency’s main headquarters at 210 Market Street in Lynn.   “A little rain definitely didn’t dampen the spirits of our golfers who ‘made their mark’ for All Care Hospice,” notes Julie Manninen, All Care’s Manager of Development and Fundraising. “We were excited that this year’s event was very well attended, with many new golfers joining us for the first time!  We were also grateful for the loyal support of many of our returning sponsors as well. We hope everyone will mark their calendars now to join us next year on Monday, June 24, 2019!”   2018 Title Sponsor was: Salem Five Charitable Foundation; Awards & Reception Sponsor was: Paul A. Roberts, Senior Vice President, USI Insurance Services; Lunch Sponsor was: Byram Healthcare; 19th Hole Sponsor was: Kelly Honda; Gold Sponsors were: The Law Offices of James J. Carrigan and Medline Industries.  There were also many Corporate and Hole Sponsors supporting the event as well.   This best-ball format tournament was followed by a dinner, an awards ceremony, raffles and a live auction. Awards were presented for...