Nicole Dioguardi is a #HomeCareHero. Read her story.
Nicole Dioguardi is not only a Home Care Hero, but a Weekend Warrior. Her willingness to work every Saturday and Sunday helps to ensure that patients receive excellent nursing care each day of the week.
COVID-19 presented many challenges, but Nicole continued to provide outstanding nursing care to her patients, along with thorough and detailed documentation to aid in appropriate follow-up.
As a Certified Diabetic Educator, Nicole continued to make visits not only in Monroe County, but in surrounding counties to make certain that her patients’ needs were met and they had appropriate education. Nicole is also an IV preceptor and is sought out by other nurses for support and training.
Nicole is qualified to handle any assignment and does it all with a smile. She often goes above and beyond to pick up extra visits to support the team. There were times when she filled the role of urgent responder so that patients' needs were met in a timely manner and care was not delayed.
Under the most stressful circumstances, Nicole is always calm, patient and pleasant – always professional. Even though she faced extenuating circumstances personally this year, providing care for people within her own family, she always responded to the needs and concerns of others.
Nicole consistently strives to provide the best possible nursing care for each patient, listening attentively and helping to alleviate fear and anxiety. She works closely with other disciplines and providers to develop the best plan for each patient. She is a true Home Care Hero at every visit!