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...

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.

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.

All Care’s Quality Services Recognized by the Department of Public Health

All Care Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) is pleased to announce that the Department of Public Health (DPH) has informed All Care that it has successfully passed its recent triennial DPH survey. The DPH surveyed All Care over a five-day period in January and because of the compassionate efforts of its dedicated staff, the agency passed without any deficiencies. All Care was also awarded high accolades…

Job Fair

JOB FAIR Wednesday, January 24th, 9:30am – 4:30pm All Care VNA, Hospice & Home Care Services 210 Market Street Lynn, MA 01901 781-598-2454 Come find out why All Care is a great place to work! On-site interviews available. We look forward to meeting you!   RN – Full-time – Merrimack Valley Area RN – Every Other Weekend Baylor 24/37.5 hour LPN – Full-time Intake Coordinator – Full-time Care Transition Specialist (Liaison) – Full-time Program Manager for the Adult Foster Care Program LICSW – Per Diem Case Manager for Hospice Home Health Aide positions – Full-time & part-time benefitted; Live-in; Block hours; hourly cases servicing the Greater Boston areas, North Shore areas & Merrimack Valley and surrounding areas FREE Home Health Aide Training Program beginning January 29-February 23 Next Training will be April 23rd-May 18th   Enter to win a Gift Card! Refreshments will be served!   If you are unable to attend, please email your resume to lproulx@allcare.org or call Laurie Proulx at 781-244-1150 or fax to 781-586-1636.  ...

16th Annual “Matter of Taste” Wine Tasting & Charity Auction a Success!

All Care VNA & Hospice hosted its 16th annual “Matter of Taste” wine tasting and charity auction at Danversport Yacht Club on Thursday, November 16th, raising over $80,000 for hospice programs and services. Guests enjoyed an unlimited and delicious wine, rum and beer tasting, savory appetizers, and a sumptuous buffet as they browsed unique raffle items, delightful silent auctions, enjoyed exciting live bidding, not to mention trying their luck at the “You Can Make a Difference $10,000 Raffle,” raffle of a lifetime!   Over 350 local businesses and organizations contributed to making this evening a great success. Proceeds from this event directly benefit All Care Hospice patients and families in the 60 communities that we serve. Without the support of our generous sponsors and donors, providing care to these individuals would not be possible.   Salem Five Charitable Foundation served as distinguished Benefactor Sponsor of this 16th annual event while USI Insurance Services New England returned as the esteemed Title Sponsor. All Care welcomes all businesses, organizations, and community members who wish to contribute or participate as a donor and/or sponsor.   The All Care Hospice mission is to enable those with life-limiting illnesses to receive the most compassionate medical care with personalized support for families through clinical resources, psycho/social support, bereavement services, and volunteer programs regardless of ability to pay. For more information about how you can support us, please contact Mary Winters at 781-244-1616 or via email at mwinters@allcare.org.   For over 100 years, All Care has been delivering the highest quality, cost-effective home health care to our patients in the 50 communities we serve throughout Greater...

All Care Hospice Warmly Invites You To Our Lights of Remembrance Service

  Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 6:00 pm Reception and refreshments to follow ceremony and tree lighting All Care VNA and Hospice, 210 Market Street, Lynn, MA 01901 RSVP requested by 12/4/17 Contact Liz Mearkle-Cumming, Bereavement Coordinator, at 781-244-1198 or at Ecumming@allcare.org. When you call to RSVP, you will receive information on the location and parking accommodations. For many, the holidays are a time for reflection and remembrance of what we have and of what we have lost. The Lights of Remembrance is a means to say “I remember” and celebrate the lives and the love of those we miss most. The ceremony acknowledges both the challenges and joys that the holidays present in a setting that is illuminated by the warm glow of light and the camaraderie of those who gather. We hope you can attend and bring friends and family to join this special time of togetherness. If interested, you may also remember through donation. Dedicating a light in the name of a special person is way to remember them during the holiday season while ensuring that homecare, hospice and bereavement support will be available to anyone in need in the future. Click here to see donation sheet for more information A donation is NOT required for attending this service.   “We celebrate by giving the light of love to those who need it most…”                                                                 ~Ruth Carter Stapleton    ...

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!