An important update regarding the Miriam Boyd Parlin Hospice Residence in Wayland

Our grantee Beth Israel Lahey Health at Home (BILHH), the operator of the Miriam Boyd Parlin hospice residence, temporarily closed the residence due to staffing concerns related to Covid-19 in December.  Unfortunately, BILHH has now informed us that after careful thought and consideration, they are not re-opening the hospice residence and their closure is permanent. This decision was primarily based on the financial hardship created by a prolonged period of low census and staffing challenges.

We, at The Parmenter Foundation, are extremely committed to continuing our support for hospice care in MetroWest.  We are hopeful that a new provider will take over the operation of the Miriam Boyd Parlin Hospice Residence, and we will facilitate this process in any way possible.  We will also explore other opportunities to partner with additional hospice providers in our community and will keep you informed of our efforts as we move forward.

Fortunately, the Dora Efthim Healing Garden, adjacent to the Miriam Boyd Parlin Hospice Residence, will remain indefinitely as a tranquil place for our neighbors to find peace and solace.  We will continue to hold the annual Parmenter Foundation Lights of Remembrance ceremony in the garden, with the next service scheduled for October, 2021.

Please contact us with any questions you may have.