F.I.S.H. Home Healthcare Provider Meeting
The importance of home healthcare providers is growing. In-home caregivers travel to individuals’ homes to provide services and living assistance, for our seniors, disabled or those recovering from illness or surgery. Care and support can be provided when family members or friends just can’t be there, and may include respite, meal preparation, grooming and more, in addition to the medical, physical and emotional needs of the individual. Caregivers can be companions, LPNs, CNs or RNs, and may work independently or with an agency.
The Annual FISH Home Healthcare Meeting, scheduled for Thurs. May 11, from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the United Way offices, located at 7273 Concourse Drive, Fort Myers, is a gathering of on and off-island healthcare representatives who meet to share information and network with one another regarding resources in Lee County. Guest speakers include:
9:15am- 9:45am Jessica MacDonald, MSW, LCSW,
Social Worker, Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer’s Resource Center
Memory impairment: Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease
9:45am- 10:15am Linda Convertine, RN, BSN, CMSRN, FCN
Parish Nurse, Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ
Optimum Functionality: Seniors Staying Mentally, Socially & Physically Engaged
10:15am- 10:45am McKenzie Millis
Shellpoint Retirement Community
Services and Amenities
10:45am- 11:15am Mabel Lopez, Ph.D.,
Mind and Brain Care
Combatting Depression& Social Isolation, Brain Fitness/Wellness
In addition to sponsoring the home healthcare meeting, FISH maintains an ongoing list of individual and agency home healthcare providers. Those wishing to be included on this list must obtain a background check and provide references, and be licensed and insured (where applicable). Applications for inclusion are accepted year-round. The FISH Home Healthcare Provider list is available to anyone requiring resources within Lee County.
For additional information on the Annual FISH Home Healthcare Meeting or to be included in the Provider List, please contact Kathy Y. Monroe, M.S.G., Program Director, FISH OF SANCAP, 239-472-4775.