With our help, Seniors live independently in their own homes

WHO ARE WE?

NAME: Kathleen E. Fleming, R.N.

TITLE: Executive director/owner: Visiting Angels

NATURE OF THE BUSINESS: Homecare – Non Medical

YEARS WITH THE COMPANY: 5

EDUCATION AND BACKGROUND: Youngstown State University – AAS Nursing B.S. in Human Resource Management Certified Senior Advisor 35 Years as a registered nurse with experience in CCU/Infusion/Geriatrics

HOMETOWN: Sharon, Pa.

NAME: Carol R. Peterson, R.N.

TITLE: Assistant administrator: Visiting Angels

YEARS WITH THE COMPANY: 5

EDUCATION AND BACKGROUND: 40+ years as a registered nurse: OR/ICU/CCU Graduate of St. Luke’s Hospital, Davenport, Iowa – Nursing

HOMETOWN: Moline, Ill.

What do you enjoy most about your jobs?

Not a day goes by that we do not feel more blessed than the day before. Our clients are such wonderful individuals with such incredible and fascinating histories. It brings such joy to be able to give back to them. They certainly have earned their right to grow old with respect and dignity and we are so lucky to be able to provide them with this opportunity.

Are there any new products or services that you will be promoting in the near future?

We are excited to be rolling out our Nurse Advocacy Program. So many of our clients live in Southwest Florida without family members nearby and are sometimes overwhelmed with managing their own care. We are putting together a staff of experienced nurses that will become their clinical liaisons. These clinicians will complete an initial assessment that includes medications, physicians and medical history. Our nurses will then be available to accompany our clients to physician appointments, procedures and most importantly, will immediately be available in the event of a medical emergency to communicate with the health care providers on their behalf. We feel

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