Oncology Affected person Navigator joins Fawcett Memorial Hospital
Fawcett Memorial Hospital is worked up to welcome Darlene Colt, BSN, RN, to the oncology affected person navigator function. Colt and her husband moved right here from Colorado in 2018 and she or he joined the Fawcett workforce final 12 months as a case supervisor.
In her new function because the oncology navigator, Colt meets with sufferers and members of the family throughout their hospital keep which have an present most cancers analysis or obtain a brand new analysis. Sufferers with a most cancers analysis could also be admitted for an additional medical situation, comparable to a hip fracture. She is going to then meet with these sufferers as nicely throughout their hospital keep. After her sufferers are discharged, she is going to observe up by cellphone to check-in and see what questions or wants the sufferers and their households have.
Colt has a lot of academic assets obtainable to assist with understanding a most cancers analysis. The assets embrace chemotherapy medicines, radiation, neighborhood assets for nonskilled assist in the house, dwelling well being care, and authorized info comparable to a dwelling will and medical energy of lawyer.
The hospital can also be trying ahead to the resumption of the most cancers assist group simply after the primary of the 12 months. Colt will lead the group which shall be held on the third Wednesday of each month from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Fawcett’s offsite location, H2U, 3280 N. Tamiami Path, suite 493, Port Charlotte. Lunch shall be offered and attendees can profit from networking with most cancers sufferers, members of the family and survivors. Reservations and instructed subjects for dialogue are really helpful and could be made by calling 941-624-8079.
Charlotte County Tobacco Free Partnership assembly
The Charlotte County Tobacco Free Partnership will meet at eight:30 a.m. Oct. 27 by way of video conferencing. Register at bit.ly/TFPOctober2020. The assembly is free and open to the general public. The partnership is dedicated to schooling others about tobacco use, serving to shield youngsters from tobacco and strengthening native insurance policies, particularly those who shield the general public from secondhand smoke. For extra info, contact 941-777-3945.
The Homeless Coalition Riverwood ‘Driving Out Starvation’ Golf Scramble
The ninth annual “Driving Out Starvation” Fall Golf Scramble held on the Riverwood Golf Membership, 4100 Riverwood Drive, Port Charlotte shall be on Nov. 21. This occasion is a four-person scramble with males’s, ladies’s and combined groups. There shall be a continental breakfast and southern-style barbeque lunch. The price is $95 per particular person. The price consists of breakfast, lunch, 25 tickets to the possibility public sale, two drink tickets and mulligans for every workforce.
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. on the day of the occasion and shotgun is at eight:30 a.m. The Homeless Coalition works towards driving out starvation in our neighborhood with the Sizzling Meals program and weekly meals pantry. The pantry distributed meals to greater than four,600 folks within the final 12 months, of whom 30% had been seniors. The Sizzling Meals program is open 365 days per 12 months and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner to our Emergency Shelter residents. Dinner is open to most people within the Coalition Café. All youngsters residing on the shelter additionally obtain a wholesome snack on the finish of the day. The Shelter additionally reserves twenty beds for Veterans who want a roof over their heads. Please contact Darcy Woods at 941-627-4313, ext. 134 or electronic mail Darcy.Woods@cchomelesscoalition.org to order a spot.
Bayfront Well being promotes helpline to help Medicare beneficiaries in well being plan choice
Bayfront Well being Port Charlotte and Bayfront Well being Punta Gorda introduced the supply of a toll-free helpline designed to assist Medicare beneficiaries choose a well being plan that matches their wants and price range.
The free helpline connects callers with licensed brokers who can help in evaluating conventional Medicare, Medicare Benefit, complement and prescription plans, after which facilitate enrollment within the plan chosen. By means of this program it will likely be simpler for Medicare beneficiaries to discover a plan that’s finest for them throughout Medicare annual enrollment from Oct. 15 by Dec. 7. Licensed insurance coverage brokers can be found for free of charge or obligation to assist shoppers discover a Medicare plan that meets their well being care wants.
Along with offering help all through the plan software and enrollment course of, brokers of MedicareCompareUSA can present an annual evaluation of an enrollee’s Medicare protection throughout Medicare’s enrollment interval. This typically consists of helping members affected by Medicare plan community modifications that typically happen. Doing so assures that beneficiaries have the data they should proactively choose a plan that finest meets their particular wants, preferences and price range.