Fellowship Square – Phoenix , a Christian Care community, has recently joined the Comfort Matters family and will begin implementation of the Comfort Matters program at their organization on the week of September 26th. Fellowship Square Phoenix offers independent living, assisted living, a skilled nursing center as well as a Medicare Certified Home Health Agency on 20 acres in the heart of North Central Phoenix. The property boasts beautiful park-like grounds which enhances the warmth and fellowship found within the community. We are so pleased have the opportunity to add them to the growing number of organizations that Comfort Matters has the privilege of working with.
Three of the Comfort Matters partners from New York City; Isabella Geriatric Center, Cobble Hill Nursing Home, and The New Jewish Home, along with Comfort Matters were selected to give one of the Half-Day Intensive programs at the recent Pioneer Network Annual Conference in New Orleans. Tena Alonzo, (Director of Education and Research at Beatitudes Campus and Comfort Matters), Karen Mitchell, (Nurse Educator for Comfort Matters), Karen Harper, (Community Director and Dementia Coordinator for Isabella), Deidre Downs, (Corporate Director for Social Work and Supportive Care for Isabella), Robert Herel, (Director of Social Work at Cobble Hill), Liza Long, (Dementia Care Unit Manager at Cobble Hill), and Sharon Blake, (Dementia Coordinator at The New Jewish Home), all took part in presenting to more than 150 conference attendees the program of “Supporting Well-Being for the Person with Dementia: It Begins with Comfort”. Along with the presentation, attendees received copies of, the recently published, “Palliative Care for People with Dementia: Why Comfort Matters in Long-Term Care” produced by “CaringKind: The Heart of Alzheimer’s Caregiving” of New York City.