Team Update – 2020.06.04

Employee Assistance & Diversity

It is important that we all take a moment to reflect on challenging moments that we face on a day to day basis. Unfortunately the end of the pandemic, political turmoil, and cultural unrest are not in the near future.

In times like these, some find it comforting and even necessary to talk about their feelings and issues.

Align continues to be a member of LifeServices EAP. This Employee Assistance Program (EAP) allows any member of the Align Family to access mental health resources 24 hours a day, free of charge. Their number is 800.822.4847 or go online HERE.

Align remains an equal opportunity employer and we celebrate the different backgrounds that make up this family. For those needing time off to join the protests, contact the Office to help with scheduling.

CDC Recommendations

Just as a reminder, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has not yet updated their recommendations with regard to physical distancing, hand washing, and the wearing of masks. Please stay educated and aware. All of the CDC’s recommendations can be found HERE.

PPE Availability

Align continues to receive limited numbers of PPE at the office and will make it available to those on a one to one basis. Please contact the office with your individual needs and we will try to fill them. PPE is available by appointment only for curbside pickup.

Align Mobile Plan

Hello Team!

Hope all are well and doing the best as possible during these trying times. Despite it all, your Align Support Team continues to find ways to provide you more value.

Recently, we have engaged with T-Mobile to deliver everyone in the Align Family a deep discount on mobile plans. As you may have heard, earlier this year, T-Mobile purchased Sprint Mobile making T-Mobile able to offer the best service at a very competitive rate.

Align working with T-Mobile is then able to offer members of our team an unlimited talk, text, and data plan on the T-Mobile network for just $25 per line. A couple of points of interest:

  • You can keep your current hardware if compatible on their network. Use this link and enter your IMEI located in the settings of your phone , written on the back, or by dialing *#06#: https://www.t-mobile.com/resources/bring-your-own-phone
  • You can keep your same number.
  • Payment would come from check withdraw
  • There is no commitment, contract, or start fee.
  • Boosters are available in areas of difficult connections including that of the client where EVV connectivity is a problem.

If you are interested in joining the Align Family mobile plan, please reach out to Judy and Kara to be added to the list.

Team Update

We hope everyone is doing well in this trying time. To all members of the Align family, you continue to do a great job despite these troubling times. Continue the great and ESSENTIAL work you have been doing and please continue to reach out with questions and concerns.

CDC Recommendations

In order to reduce the impact of COVID-19 and to keep all Align Home Health Team Members as safe as possible, Align has adopted the CDC recommendations as company policy:

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Align has begun to receive limited numbers of PPE at the office and will make it available to those in need from our office in Beavercreek starting Wednesday, April 7th, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Please call the Office to schedule a time for pick up. PPE is available by appointment only for curbside pick up.

Election News

The Ohio legislature has extended the deadline for mail-in, absentee voting through April 28th, 2020.  In order to participate you must request an Absentee Ballot by sending the Absentee Ballot Application to your county board of elections.  Attached are applications which can be mailed to the county in which you are registered:

  • Greene County Board of Elections, 551 Ledbetter RD, Xenia, OH 45385
  • Montgomery County Board of Elections, Absentee Department, 451 W Third ST, Dayton, OH 45422
  • Clark County Board of Elections, P.O. Box 1766, Springfield, OH 45501-1766
  • Warren County Board of Elections, 520 Justice DR, Lebanon, OH 45036

For your convenience, applications have been include in the PPE kits.

Please Donate Blood

Align and the American Red Cross is encouranging all healthy and able citizens to donate blood. Blood is an essential need regardless of the outbreak. With many people self quarantining, supplies are becoming limited. If you would like more information about blood donations, please contact us! We are working with the American Red Cross to set up appointments to donate.

Technnical Phone Issues

Please be aware that we have been having phone issues. We believe with people using more internet bandwidth through the day locally, our internet phones are having to compete for bandwidth. If you are having difficulty getting through, feel free to text Kara or Judy.

In Closing…

We want to thank each and every one of you for all you do! You are showing just how AMAZING our staff really is, especially during this difficult time. Keep up the awesome work you are doing!

Sincerly,

Judy, Kara, Abby, Katie, Jenn, Denise, and Josh

Team Update

3/19/2020

Dear Align Team Members,

Let me take a moment to address a couple questions we have been asked this week:

  • Until further notice we are not requiring client signatures. Caregivers should mark an “X” in the client signature section so that portion of the clock-out is complete. As always, please complete the clock-out process by checking off ADLs, especially Companionship.
  • At this time we are not requiring team members to take their temperature prior to working with clients. However, if you are sick, stay home.

Please remember to take precautions:

Wash your hands with soap and water constantly. If necessary, you can use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

Keep your distance from clients…no hugging!

If you see a change in your clients’ health, notify Align Home Health as soon as you can.

And if you are sick, please stay home and let us know.

We do have face masks on order. When they arrive, we will distribute them to all team members.

If you have questions at any point, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you!!!

Judy Nelson

Assistant Director

Judy.nelson@alignhomehealth.com

937-490-9249

Team Update

3/17/2020

Dear Align Team Members,

I wanted to reach out to let you know how grateful I am to all of you and what you do! During this time, it is so important that, first and foremost, our team is doing ok. With that in mind, we understand that clients, particularly those in higher risk categories for COVID-19, need your help now more than ever.

Please remember to take precautions:

Wash your hands with soap and water constantly. If necessary, you can use hand sanitizer with at least 70% alcohol.

Keep your distance from clients…no hugging!

If you see a change in your clients’ health, notify Align Home Health as soon as you can.

And if you are sick, please stay home and let us know.

We do have face masks on order. When they arrive, we will distribute them to all team members.

If you have questions at any point, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

Judy Nelson

Assistant Director

Judy.nelson@alignhomehealth.com

937-490-9249

Team Update

March 15th, 2020

Team,

In an effort to keep everyone informed, I just wanted to take a couple
minutes this weekend to relay some information.

This afternoon, the Governor stated some Ohio businesses are ordered closed
for in-facility operations like restaurants and bars. This does not include any
services of Align. We are, at present, operating normally.

The services that our caregivers, child care, and adult care personnel do
are critical into seeing that our community makes it through this crisis. Never
has there been a time that what you do on a daily basis been more important or
appreciated.

With school out tomorrow, if families are having issues with child care, the
State has authorized us to open our doors to anyone in need. For school age
children, a class room environment will be set up at our building. Please reach
out if we can be of service.

As more information flows, we will continue to keep you up to speed on the
latest.

Be well and take care of one another.

– Josh

 

To the Team…

March 12th, 2020

Just wanted to reach out to the team to let you know the Align Team is monitoring the situation with the COVID-19. As news breaks, we will do our best to keep you informed.

This afternoon it was announced that Ohio schools will be closed from March 14th to April 5th. Knowing the pressure this may place on working families, Align will open our doors to children in need. We will run a Spring Break Day Program for children at our facility for $5 per day. Please contact Judy for coordination at judy.nelson@alignhomehealth.com or 937-490-9249 (text or call).

Our goal is to get through this together so do not hesitate to reach out for help. If you have any medical questions, please feel free to talk to our nurses, Katie and Abby.

Being afraid or worried is a natural response to situations like this, but please remain calm. Social distancing from events or school closings is a preventative measure, not a response to an outbreak. There remains very few people in Ohio or the US that have contracted the illness, but being a parent also, I share your concern.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely, and keep you informed as best we can. Stay calm and work together.

– Josh

$100 for New Daycare Enrollment!

Hello Team!

Align Team Daycare, ATD, is now accepting enrollment for children that have Title 20 funding. This is open to all employees, friends, and family!

As an added bonus, families of children starting the program now through March 11, 2020 will receive $100 per child (new emrollments only).

If you are interested in enrolling your child at Align Team Daycare, please contact Judy Nelson.

Align Team Daycare operates Monday through Friday, 7:30a to 6:00p.

Align Team Daycare offers your child a family-friendly learning and playing environment, staffed with fellow team members who create a safe and inviting place where your child can thrive.

Thanks!

Align Valentine Fest

Align Home Health will once again be having our annual Align Valentine Fest! Located at 1616 Mardon DR, Beavercreek, OH 45432, please join us on Thursday, February 14th, throughout the day for different activities including:

Valentine’s Day Festival: Its is that time of year for our annual Valentine’s Day Festival. This year, the party is going to be even larger than last year! We have scaled up and grown to make this the event of the season:

  • Align Sweet Shoppe: Back by popular demand, the Align Sweet Shoppe will be in full effect! From 12p-3p, come to the office for the biggest selections of sweet treats since Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory!
  • Align Hiring Event: We will be doing open interviews this day so, the public is welcome to attend and this is a great way for members of the team to receive a referral bonus. IF YOU KNOW ANYONE INTERESTED IN JOINING THE TEAM, PLEASE SEND THEM IN!
  • Align Bounce House: Weather permitting, Tony the Tiger Bounce House will be available all day for kids of all ages.
  • Mammography Van: Onsite, we will have the Premier Health’s Mobile Mammography Van seeing patients for breast imaging by appointment. The fine print:
    • All major insurances accepted.
    • Prefer people to make an appointment
    • MUST HAVE a physicians note to get 3D coverage on van
    • If under 40 must have a physicians note
    • Clients can be scheduled in 20 minute intervals (3 per hour)
    • Bill directly to insurance
    • Payment plans available for uninsured patients
    • Appointments can be made by calling:
    • For more info, click HERE

February Team Newsletter

February Team Newsletter

Hello Team!

We wanted to take a moment to give everyone an update on the team.

Benefit Corner

Valentine’s Day Festival: Its is that time of year for our annual Valentine’s Day Festival. This year, the party is going to be even larger than last year! We have scaled up and grown to make this the event of the season:

  • Align Sweet Shoppe: Back by popular demand, the Align Sweet Shoppe will be in full effect! From 12p-3p, come to the office for the biggest selections of sweet treats since Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory!
  • Align Hiring Event: We will be doing open interviews this day so, the public is welcome to attend and this is a great way for members of the team to receive a referral bonus. IF YOU KNOW ANYONE INTERESTED IN JOINING THE TEAM, PLEASE SEND THEM IN!
  • Align Bounce House: Weather permitting, Tony the Tiger Bounce House will be available all day for kids of all ages.
  • Mammography Van: Onsite, we will have the Premier Health’s Mobile Mammography Van seeing patients for breast imaging by appointment. The fine print:
    • All major insurances accepted.
    • Prefer people to make an appointment
    • MUST HAVE a physicians note to get 3D coverage on van
    • If under 40 must have a physicians note
    • Clients can be scheduled in 20 minute intervals (3 per hour)
    • Bill directly to insurance
    • Payment plans available for uninsured patients
    • Appointments can be made by calling:
    • For more info, click HERE

Retirement Savings Plan: Its official, Align has a provider partnered, retirement savings plan through Third Bank.  If you are interested, please contact Josh for enrollment information.  These types of products are great for saving some month before taxes are taken out.

Align Home Health

CEU’s: Just as a reminder, all care staff are required to complete at least 8 CEU’s annually.  We have partnered with some websites to provide you FREE CEU’s:

After completing the CEU send the cert to us and we will make sure it gets into your file.

Referral Bonus: We continue to seek talented individuals to join the Align family.  So, for anyone who recommends an Aide that successfully on-boards and remains an active member of the team for at least 3 months will receive a $100 bonus!

Align Life Centers

Concept Redesign: Starting in February with the hopes of being complete in March, the ALC is getting a facelift! We will be tailoring our layout to be more suited to providing care for individuals with more aggressive care needs. These efforts will be concurrent to the daycare construction.

Align Team Daycare

Construction: After a delay over the holidays, construction has resumed. These efforts are to improve our ability to provide services in our daycare!  Over the next month or two, our facility will be upgraded to include a better classroom experience, a fenced in play area, and better ADA compliance for access to the building.

Vacancy: From schedule changes, we have openings for 2 or 3 children at the daycare.  If you are interested, please inquire with Judy N.

In Closing

Hope everyone had a warm and fulfilling holiday season.

  • Special recognition goes to Antenise D.  She recently was promoted to Supervisor from all her hard work and dedication to Align!
  • Congrats to Denise L. for receiving your Ohio Administrator’s Certificate!

Finally, hope to see everyone out for the Valentine’s Day Festival here at the building. Please make the effort to stop by, there should be lots of fun and activity!