ComForCare’s PAC Approves New Space For Nurse Orientations

Pictured above (left to right) is the ComForCare PAC with newest addition Cheryl Wilson (staff), consumer representative Linda Liberti , Rose Anne Amoresano (nurse), Jennifer McCabe standing in back (staff), Rita Nkansah (caregiver), and Phyllis Demopoulos (owner). Not pictured is Zack Demopoulos (owner).

Recently ComForCare Fairfield NJ held their bi-annual Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting which is part of their ongoing CHAP Standards of Excellence Accreditation requirements. In their meetings, which always consists of a consumer representative, a caregiver representative, a nurse, staff members, and owners Zack and Phyllis Demopoulos, they review their Quality Assurance Performance Improvement process (QAPI). The QAPI process ensures that policy and procedures are always evaluated and suggestions for improvement are provided. Last year ComForCare received its first CHAP accreditation. They also achieved a “no deficiencies and no required actions leading to a plan of corrections” status, not typical of a first time application. ComForCare wants to make sure they continue operating in this manner and achieve a similar result when they re-apply for Accreditation in 2020.

One of the topics at this recent PAC meeting was reviewing and approving the new space for orientations. ComForCare acquired more space so that Nurse Rose Anne Amoresano can conduct her orientations for all new employees. This involves observing and assessing skills that a caregiver needs to do their job as a ComForCare Home Health Aide. The space has its own bed so that Rose Ann can observe how an aide transfers someone in and out of the bed, change the bed with someone in it, rotate someone in the bed and change someone’s adult undergarments. The space now also has a hoyer lift, wheelchair, and a walker to help train caregivers on the proper techniques of transferring someone and assisting someone with ambulation.
The PAC also welcomed their newest addition, Cheryl Wilson, ComForCare’s Scheduling Associate.

Pictured above is the new space for Orientations where Nurse Rose Amoresano observes and trains caregivers on their techniques using equipment such as (left to right) a walker, wheelchair and Hoyer Lift.

About Zack Demopoulos

Zack and Phyllis Demopoulos are the Owners of ComForcare Senior Services of Fairfield, NJ.

Whether it’s in business or in life, finding the right partner is vital to the success of any union.Fortunately, Zack and Phyllis Demopoulos have found the perfect counterparts in each other.After 21 years of marriage, the couple decided to join forces in a new way with ComForcare.Zack had over two decades in healthcare at Warner-Lambert and Pfizer, and Phyllis was a stay-at-home mom of three and former Estée Lauder trainer.Their strong family values and personal experience with helping relatives who required continuous assistance led them to a business
centered on providing top-notch care to those needing it most. ComForcare is committed to providing caregiving, resources and education to families in Northern Essex and Southern Passaic counties.
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