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!

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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 –... read more

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.

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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.

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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!

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At the 16th Annual ‘Matter of Taste Wine Tasting & Auction,’ All Care Hospice will be offering 200 lucky individuals the chance to win $10,000 !

On Thursday, November 16th, at the Danversport Yacht Club in Danvers, MA, from 6 pm to 9:30 pm, over 300 guests will enjoy a sumptuous buffet, test their palettes on fine wine and beer, try their luck on great raffle prizes, and bid on exciting silent and live auction items.

Only 200 raffle tickets will be sold at $100.00 each for the ‘A Matter of Giving’ $10K Raffle, and while you need not be present to win, it is a lot more fun if you are!

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Service Weaving

On the evening of July 13, 2017 the All Care Hospice and Bereavement Program held a Summer Service of Remembrance at the Lynn office. Over one hundred All Care families, staff and community members gathered together to remember and to seek comfort. The service provided an opportunity to reflect and honor through poetry, music and special rituals lead by different Hospice staff members. The women’s chorus, Voices Rising, graced us with their amazing gifts of song and presence.

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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.

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All Care to host annual Summer Service of Remembrance

On July 13th, at 6:00 pm, All Care Hospice will host its annual Summer Service of Remembrance. Together with hospice families and community members, All Care staff will honor and celebrate the lives of those lost over the past twelve months and in years prior.

The event, being held at the All Care building located at 210 Market Street in Lynn, will provide fellowship through inspirational readings and musical offerings for those wishing to acknowledge their grief, who are seeking hope or solace in their mourning, as well as for those who wish to recognize their loss and honor a loved one.

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Art Therapy and Hospice Care

The needs of hospice patients are as varied as their individuality, but a common struggle is the impacts on self-identity. “People who suffer from life threatening and chronic illnesses often describe the impact of their diagnosis, treatment, and illness as having disrupted their sense of self-identity” (Carr, 2014).
My primary role as an art therapy intern to All Care Hospice patients is to provide comfort, companionship, reflection, and assist in connection with others through the creative process.

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All Care VNA & Hospice Hosts Annual Meeting, Honors Employees

All Care VNA & Hospice has been dedicated to providing the highest quality homecare to individuals in the North Shore, Merrimack Valley, and Greater Boston regions for over 100 years; on Wednesday, May 3rd, at Spinelli’s in Lynnfield, All Care board members and staff gathered together for its Annual Meeting. Awards were presented to three employees: The Josephine E. Hanson Award for Excellence in Professional Achievement was presented to patient accounts representative Sharyn Encarnacao of Saugus, the Dorothy L. Lane Award for Excellence in Outstanding Patient Care was presented to VNA physical therapist’s assistance Peggy Stacey of Bradford, and the President’s Award for Excellence in Para-Professional Achievement was presented to home health aide Lavone Young of Revere. A number of employees celebrated milestone anniversaries

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Volunteering at All Care: My Point of View – Irene Kamarinos

Even though I had passed by the All Care office many times, it was not until I decided I wanted to pursue a career in Hospital Administration that I thought of volunteering here. When I started volunteering in the All Care Office in February of 2016, I must admit that I was nervous since I had never volunteered before and was not sure about what would be expected of me. After meeting with Maureen Burge and going through training about the history of hospice and how All Care helps so many people around the region, I was excited to begin my tasks.

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Art Therapy and Bereavement

Did you know that All Care Hospice provides free individual and group bereavement services to hospice families, as well as members of the community that may also be in need?

Grief can be an overwhelming and all-consuming experience, resulting in difficulty managing daily routine for weeks, months, or even years. A client once shared that although the size and scope of her grief had not been lessened, art therapy bereavement counseling helped her grow as an individual around and beyond it. Art therapy can provide the bereaved an opportunity to safely communicate their grief in ways that may otherwise be difficult to verbalize. Grief is an emotion that we will all experience. Communication, through both verbal and visual means, can help to facilitate positive coping approaches.

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Teeing off for a Worthy Cause!

For the past 25 years, All Care VNA & Hospice, together with community partners and supporters, will tee off at Gannon Golf Course for their annual Charity Golf Open to raise money to provide home care and hospice services for those in need.

Proceeds from the 25th annual June 26th event will benefit countless patients and families throughout the North Shore, Greater Boston, and Merrimack Valley.

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