Staff safely delivers meals to provide comfort during challenging times
LYNN, MA- On Wednesday, November 25th, 2020, All Care Hospice staff were able to make the Thanksgiving holiday a little more enjoyable for some of All Care’s hospice patients and their families.
This year was a little challenging with the COVID restrictions in place, but thanks to the hard-working staff, and Shaw’s supermarket employees, this year’s donations were safe and successful!
Each year over the past decade, All Care Hospice has provided full Thanksgiving meals; along with the traditional fixings, to some deserving families who are faced with the challenges of having a loved one on hospice. Many hospice patients and their families find it difficult to celebrate over the Holidays. The thought of going shopping and preparing a meal can be overwhelming and exhausting.
This year All Care donated to several families, including the Bailey family of Lynn and the Racki family of Reading. Bob Bailey, the son of Mildred Bailey from Lynn, says that he is “so very grateful for the generosity that All Care has bestowed upon him and his family” this year. “The staff has been wonderful, and they make everything easier”.
Director of All Care Hospice, Palliative Care and House Calls, Makenzie Shanahan says “We are thankful for the opportunity to not only care for our patients, but to also support the families and caregivers. Without them, we would not be able to do our best work”.
Now more than ever, it is important to show kindness, compassion and to provide a sense of normalcy during these challenging times. All Care Hospice is proud and honored to provide these families with holiday meals and memories that will not soon be forgotten.
Founded in 1911, All Care provides excellence in home health care through All Care VNA, All Care Hospice and All Care Resources/Private Care Services in over 50 communities of the North Shore, Greater Boston and Merrimack Valley. For more information, please call 781.598.7066 or visit www.allcare.org.
Mildred Bailey & her son Bob of Lynn receiving a Thanksgiving meal