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 a deep sense of compassion, which allows her to establish a rapport with her patients, giving them a sense of calm knowing that they will be fully supported.”
For more information about All Care’s Palliative Care Program please call 781-598-7066. Founded in 1911, All Care VNA is a Medicare/Medicaid-certified agency offering services of nurses, home health aides, specialists in geriatrics, oncology, diabetes, physical, occupational, and speech therapies as well as palliative care. All Care Hospice provides the highest quality medical and emotional care for those with life-limiting illnesses, as well as respite care, spiritual support, and bereavement counseling for families. All Care also offers All Care Resources, a private pay division for flexible in-home services. All Care employs nearly 600 people and serves 65 cities/towns in the Greater Boston North, Merrimack Valley and North Shore communities.