RVNA, the Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association, is very pleased to announce that Deirdre Sommerer, LPN, MS has joined our HomeCare by RVNA team as the Home Health Aide (HHA) Supervisor. Sommerer is responsible for ensuring our Home Health Aides continue to provide the high-quality care our clients have come to expect. Deirdre brings exceptional clinical, supervisory, and customer-focused experience to this role.
A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Sommerer holds a Master of Science degree in Gerontology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. She has worked in the healthcare field for over a decade, most recently as an adult and elder care specialist offering assessments, expertise, and advisement related to the care needs
of aging loved ones and disabled adults.
As the HomeCare by RVNA HHA Supervisor, Sommerer will work closely with clients and the HomeCare staff to establish and maintain the best care plans for each client's conditions and needs. Sommerer will also support the caregiving staff with training, direction, and clinical expertise and, when appropriate, collaborate with the RVNA home health, rehabilitation, and hospice teams to address developing client needs.
"HomeCare by RVNA is defined by the excellence of care and the clinical perspective we offer to our clients," says Theresa Santoro, MSN, RN, CHCA, President and CEO of RVNA. We are thrilled to have Deirdre's expertise onboard. Under her supervision, our
HomeCare clients can feel confident that they are receiving superb attention and care. Our caregivers will continue to be trained to be not only compassionate and skilled, but also to be vigilant to their clients' ongoing needs."
"I understand how truly important our caregivers' role is to the clients and families we serve, and I know how critical it is to provide reliable, sensitive, and very competent care at all times," says Sommerer. "I am looking forward to meeting and getting to know all of our HomeCare by RVNA clients and caregivers. RVNA is a very respected and talented team and I'm proud to be a part of it."
Sommerer grew up in New Fairfield, CT and raised her own family there as well. She is presently a resident of Newtown. Sommerer began with RVNA on Monday, July 9th.