In June 2017, the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm, aided by the Avila Institute of Gerontology, launched a new website dedicated to palliative care. The Carmelite Sisters’ philosophy has always taught the concept of palliative care and it is the Sisters’ goal that the new website, www.carmelitepalliative.org,
The new website features a 13-minute video about palliative care, that
shares stories from residents, their families and caregivers from St. Patrick’s Manor in Framingham, MA,
Palliative care has been part of the Carmelite Sisters’ philosophy since the community began in 1929, and the Sisters decided to launch a
Palliative Care Pilot Program in 2012 to begin formalizing the many aspects of palliative care. During this pilot program (you can read the report here),
AIG was able to formalize a training program and design an implementation guide to help long-term care facilities implement a successful palliative care program.
Director of AIG, Sr. Peter Lillian Di Maria oversaw the process of developing the video and website. She says, “I’m so happy to provide this resource to so many, especially those with life-altering diseases. Palliative care helps everyone live each day to the fullest.”
In fact, all
To learn more about the Palliative Care Program, visit the new website, www.carmelitepalliative.org for more information, to watch the new videos and to learn about palliative care training.