OUR TEAM

Our staff comprises many different specialties and backgrounds, but they share a common commitment to patient wellbeing, professional integrity, and education. The Fisher Home Nurses and CNAs are some of the most highly trained, highly skilled in the area. Find out more about our team and why we are the right choice for your loved one.

Maria Rivera

Executive Director

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Molly Pennell-LaFortune BSN, RN

Clinical Director

"We can't thank you enough for caring so expertly and compassionately for our mother...We are so extremely grateful for the kindness, sensitivity and reassurance you showed us..."

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QAPI TEAM

pronounced:"KWA-PEE"

The process of Quality Assurance guides our team to find what is working well in our hospice and what areas need attention.  Performance Improvement means that we use the latest evidence in health care to try new things to make our hospice better than ever.  We have a great team of hospice-trained Registered Nurses who go above and beyond keeping the Fisher Home in compliance with guidelines, they also manage admissions and “pitch in” wherever needed.  They help to provide Fisher Home patients with the best, most comprehensive hospice care possible, whether in the residence or the community.

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Kathy Curtis BSN, RN CHPN-Director of Compliance

Shawn Selby BS,RN-QAPI Nurse

Kemper Carlsen BSN, RN-QAPI Nurse

Get to Know Us

     Hospice of the Fisher Home is unique in that we can provide care both in the patient's home or in our hospice residence. Patients who start in one setting may change to the other if they prefer. Regardless of the setting, the hospice staff caring for your loved one remains the same, assuring continuity of care and fostering personal connections and trust.

     Something else unique about the Fisher Home is that at our hospice residence we structure care to meet individual needs and wishes. Your loved one decides when to eat, sleep, and have visitors.  They receive as much assistance as they require and are encouraged to be independent as long as they are able.

     The clinical staff at our hospice is a multidisciplinary team that includes a medical doctor, registered hospice nurses, certified nursing assistants, social worker, and spiritual and bereavement counselor. The nurses and nursing assistants, available 24 hours a day, are experts in comfort care and use the latest methods of pain and symptom management to enable patients to live as fully and comfortably as possible.

 

     Our spiritual and bereavement counselors meet frequently with patients and their loved ones to guide them through the emotional and social challenges that often accompany the end of life. Our social worker assists with social, emotional, and financial issues, and connects families with other community resources when needed. Everyone on the team has specialized hospice training and a deep dedication to helping our patients experience peace, dignity, and moments of joy.

 

     Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. Our friendly staff is more than happy to assist you!

 

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1165 North Pleasant St. Amherst, MA 01002

Phone: 413-549-0115

Fax: 413-549-1694

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