Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice
Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice

Farm Coast Elder Resources will present a real life “What if” scenario with a panel discussion that includes Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice’s Community Liaison, Monica Kaufman.  This “Conversation Before the Crisis” will be followed by a lively Q&A.  The free event will be Wednesday, April 17 from 5:30-7:00 at the Tiverton Public Library.  Call Victoria Martin to reserve: (401) 479-4777

Are You Prepared for Your Loved One’s Crisis?

The Board of Directors of Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer W. Fairbank, RN, BSN, CNHA to be the next Chief Executive Officer of the agency.  Stacey D. Carter, President of the Board, states:  “We are excited to bring Jennifer Fairbank on board to succeed retiring CEO Candace Sharkey, whose shoes will be hard to fill.  Ms. Fairbank’s executive leadership will expand upon the successes that Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice has recently experienced.”

Jennifer Fairbank is Named New CEO

Neils van Namen, a noted health care futurist, conducts a TED talk about the future of hospitals and says that the hospital of the future will be the home.  Watch here:

TED talk says the hospital of the future is the home.

About 40 physical therapists and occupational therapists from our Rehabilitation Department toured Portsmouth’s Home Healthsmith facility to learn about new designs, products, lifts, gadgets and ideas for adapting a home to the needs of seniors with disabilities of all kinds.  Owner Linda Bohmbach demonstrated all kinds of products as well as hi tech devices.

Rehab Team Visits Home Healthsmith

Congratulations Candy!  Rhode Island Monthly’s annual “Best Nurses” September issue has named Candy Sharkey as “Best Nurse Executive of 2018.”  The honor is selected by a peer group of nurses from the American Nursing Association.

Candy Sharkey, CEO, named “Best Nurse Executive of 2018” by RI Monthly magazine

Candy Sharkey, CEO of Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice, receives a check for $10,000 from a State of Rhode Island Legislative Grant to pay for telehealth monitors. Presenting were Rep. Kenneth Mendonca, Rep. John Edwards, Rep. Susan Donovan, and Rep. Marvin Abney. Thank you so much to our local legislators for making this happen!

Legislators Line up $10,000 State Grant

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Charles Hackett, MD, as Medical Director and as Hospice Team Physician.  Dr. Hackett will work with the West office Hospice and Palliative Care Team.  With a background of 40 years in Palliative Care and Occupational Medicine, Dr. Hackett will be an experienced and invaluable member in our West service areas.

Welcome to Dr. Charles Hackett, MD

Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice has been named “Best Superior Performer of 2017” by Strategic Healthcare Programs, a performance analysis data firm that the agency uses to survey all our patients on satisfaction with our services.  This award places us in the top 20% of homecare agencies for patient satisfaction for the calendar year 2017.

SHP names us “Best Superior Performer of 2017” in Patient Satisfaction

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month.  We celebrated the month by hosting a non-denominational Service of Remembrance Sunday, November 11th at the United Congregational Church in Middletown.  This service is to honor the memories of family and friends who have died in the past year.  In November we also salute the compassionate staff and team that brings end of life dignity to terminal patients in our communities.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

Put on your bluejeans, get your appetite going for beer and BBQ, and join us at Glen Park Pavilion on Portsmouth on Saturday, September 22nd for a fun time!  Bluegrass/honky tonk band Biscuit City performs, memorial luminaries light the stone walls, and Compton Clambakes is serving up a pig roast.  Tickets $95  click here.

Bluegrass and BBQ Fundraiser for Hospice is September 22nd