I would like to introduce you to our staff. Office and Field Staff are both important members of the Family Caregivers Team. Each employee is a critical part of the care planning process.
Our Registered Nurses meet with all new clients and obtain a medical history, identify safety issues and clients limitations in activities of daily living. The RN develops the plan of care with the client and family then coordinates the schedule with our scheduling team. All of our private duty staff are fully trained Nursing Assistants, Home Health Aides, & Homemakers. Each employee must pass a competency evaulation and an onsite skills test to insure their abilities as a Family Caregivers Employee.
All of our staff are hired from the local communities we service. The are bonded and insured. Background checks with PA State Police and Federal fingerprinting as well as Fraud protection are performed on all staff employed with Family Caregivers Network.
Our staff specialize in “Alzheimer’s Care, Parkinson’s Care and End of Life Care.”
We provide onsite training to all employees hired. Training includes but is not limited to;
- I am a Home Care Aide ( core values and the Home Care Team)
- Personal Hygiene, Bathing, Dressing, etc.
- Tranfers, Mobility and Rehabilitation
- Equipment Management ( Canes, Walkers, Transfer LIfts, etc.)
- Home Maintainence, cleaning, shopping, transportation.
- Infection Control
- Fire and Electrical Safety.
- HIPPA Privacy
- Elder Abuse
- Domestic Abuse
- Sexual Harrashment
- Ethical Values of the Human Nature
- Care of Dementia and Alzheimer’s Patient
- Parkinson’s Care
- Hospice Care
- Specialized training in our clinical lab with hands on care with specialized equipment such as Hoyer lifts, transfer boards, wheelchairs, etc.
Our Administrative Staff
Gerry Fioriglio RN, CDP, BS is the owner of Family Caregivers Network. Gerry has extensive education and experience in Geriatrics and Home Care. Gerry received her nursing degree from St. Luke’s Hospital Nursing School and holds a Bachelors in Health Administration. Gerry is a Certified Dementia Practitioner, Certified Patient Advocate and Geriatric Care Manager. She consults with families to assist with Long Term Care Planning for loved ones. Gerry provides education programs in our local communities and faciliates our Caregiver Support Groups. She is a Master Trainer with the Matter of Balance Program which teaches individuals how to improve strength, balance and safely live at home.
Loretta Pigeon has rejoined Family Caregivers Network as our Director of Community Relations. Loretta holds a Bachelors Degree in Healthcare Management and is a licensed Medical Assistant. As part of our marketing team Loretta assists with presenting our community education programs and supports our customer relationships. As part of our clinical team Loretta provides Care Management of the client’s long term care plan meeting with families to help support their needs. Loretta is a certified facilitator of the Second Wind Dreams Virtual Dementia Tour which is part of our Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease program. Loretta volunteers as 1st Vice-President of the Upper Perkiomen’s Business and Professional Women’s Organization.
Jennifer VanIngen manages the day to day operations of Family Caregivers Network including Human Resources and Finance. She oversees the daily scheduling of clients and the training of new employees. Jennifer is a certified facilitator of the Virtual Dementia Tour which helps families to understand what it is like to walk in the shoes of patients with Alzheimer’s & Dementia Disease. Jennifer is a certified educator of the Stanford University’s Chronic Disease Management Program offered by Family Caregivers Network. Jennifer holds a Bachelors in Education. Her volunteer work includes Relay for Life & the Upper Perkiomen Business and Professional Women’s Organization.
Bryan Fioriglio is our Senior Marketing Representative and Liaison for Family Caregivers Network. Bryan attended Temple University studying Kinesiology. He assists with Community Education Programs at local senior centers, churches, etc. Bryan coordinates the Lifeline products division and is a Certified Technician for the instillation of Medical Alert Systems and Medication Dispensing Machines in client’s homes. You will find Bryan at our local Expo events educating consumers about the Family Caregivers services.
Cheryl began with Family Caregiver’s Network in 2009 as a home health aide. She transitioned into our administrative department in 2014 and has brought with her a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the field duties. She is part of the Scheduling team providing the daily schedules of clients and aides. Cheryl is married and has four children. She loves vegan food and has a certification in Plant-Based Nutrition. Cheryl resides in East Greenville.