cAROL j. cORIO
Old Colony Hospice & Palliative Care
321 Manley Street
West Bridgewater, MA 02379
Hospice & Palliative Care
Old Colony Hospice & Palliative Care, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, has been providing free standing, independent, and dedicated hospice care since 1979. As one of the first hospices in Massachusetts, Old Colony Hospice is proud of its CHAP accreditation, superior customer surveys, staff longevity, and recommendations from the families and friends. Our devoted staff have taken care of so many families for more than 39 years serving over 60 towns on the South Shore. We have been providing Palliative Care Consultations since 2008, longer than some hospices have been in business and many hospices don’t even provide the service at all. We have recently received two awards on two fronts: from the caregiver point-of-view in achieving Hospice Honors ELITE status, and from the employee’s point of view after reaching a #5 ranking in The Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work listing.
Deyta Analytics National sends survey questions to all care-givers with a special recognition, Hospice Honors ELITE, to honor hospices annually scoring above the national average on all 24 (100%) of the evaluation questions. Not only was Old Colony Hospice ranked at #5 out of all small business providers, but we are the only hospice provider on the entire Boston Globe Top Places to Work list regardless of size. For more information, visit www.oldcolonyhospice.org or call 781-341-4145
Carol J. Corio Old Colony Hospice & Palliative Care. As a Community Relations Liaison for Old Colony Hospice, Carol combines her passion and extensive training in aromatherapy, energy, and relaxation therapies with the life-affirming support and benefits that hospice and palliative care provides to both patients and family members. During 2017, under Carol’s recommendation and guidance, Old Colony Hospice implemented AromaLotions, specially created therapeutic quality essential oil blends combined in a hypoallergenic lotion, that the care team (nurses, social workers, chaplains, hospice aides, and volunteers) offer to patients on service with Old Colony Hospice. In addition to her responsibilities at Old Colony Hospice, as of August, 2017, Carol has joined the AGEucate Training Institute as a Master Trainer and offers Coach Training to organizations that want to enhance their employee’s knowledge about dementia through evidence-informed programs such as Compassionate Touch and Dementia Live, which is a dementia simulation and immersion experience into what a patient truly feels when living with dementia.