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Comfort Matters presents at Pioneer Network Annual Conference

By 1st August, 2016 Updates No Comments

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.