Vaccine Update – 2021.01.22

Align Home Health has been blessed again with having been invited to more times for vaccination of our team:

  • Tuesday, January 26 from 9AM-1PM
  • Saturday, January 30 from 9AM-2PM
  • Tuesday, February 02 from 9AM-3PM
  • Thursday, February 04 from 2PM-6 PM
  • Tuesday, February 09 from 9AM-1PM
  • Thursday, February 11 from 2PM-6 PM
  • Tuesday, February 16 from 9AM-1PM
  • Saturday, February 20 from 9AM-1PM
  • Tuesday, February 23 from 9AM-1PM
  • Saturday, February 27 from 9AM-1PM

NOTE: There are two brands of vaccines being administered at the Convention Center. The Moderna vaccine has 28 days in between doses. The Pfizer vaccine has 21 days between doses. Whatever brand you get for your first dose will be the same as your second dose.

The process remains the same:

  1. Take your ID and work ID with you.
  2. Preregister HERE (when asked for your role pick either Non-Hospital Healthcare Worker/Clinical Staff or State of Ohio DODD Staff).
  3. Park in the FREE parking garage on Jefferson ST.
  4. Go to the Convention Center through the skyway on level 1.
  5. Go to the ground floor and get in line.
  6. Get your shot, wait for 15 minutes, and sign up for the app.
  7. Get your second dose when its time following the same instructions.

Thanks again for all you do. Stay safe out there and do your part to end this pandemic!

Team Update – 2021.01.05

Happy New Years Team!

We wanted to relay some vaccine updates, so please take a couple of minutes to familiarize yourself with the information.

January Vaccination Times

Align Home Health has been blessed again with having been invited to more times for vaccination of our team:

  • Tuesday, January 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 7 from 2 to 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 21 from 2 to 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

NOTE: The time between doses is 28 days. So, for instance, if you received your first dose on 12/24/2020, you would need to attend the 1/21/2021 time.

The process remains the same:

  1. Preregister HERE (when asked for your role pick either Non-Hospital Healthcare Worker or State of Ohio DODD Center Staff)
  2. Park in the FREE parking garage on Jefferson ST
  3. Go to the Convention Center through the skyway on level 1
  4. Go to the ground floor and get in line
  5. Get your shot, wait for 15 minutes, and sign up for the app!

Vaccine Roundtable Discussion

The State of Ohio in conjunction with Ohio Department of Aging (ODA) and Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) is hosting several roundtable discussions to answer questions about the vaccine. To participate, just register for a section by clicking HERE. No topic is off the table.

A Message of Hope

Members of the team have reported something interesting after receiving the vaccine. People are reporting incidents of doing everyday things like standing in line at the grocery and no longer being scared that they will contract COVID-19. People are relaying feeling grateful knowing they won’t be bringing home this disease and infecting their children. One individual said that they knew this coming year was going to be better than the last because they had done their part to make it better.

It appears that a side effect of becoming vaccinated is an overwhelming sense of HOPE and GRACIOUSNESS! This feeling is lingering, infectious, and contagious.

Do your part to end this pandemic.

Vaccine Update – 2020.12.24

Team!

Katie and Josh just had their shot. The process, they reported, couldn’t have been easier or safer:

  1. Preregister HERE (when asked for your role pick either Non-Hospital Healthcare Worker or State of Ohio DODD Center Staff)
  2. Park in the FREE parking garage on Jefferson ST
  3. Go to the Convention Center through the skyway on level 1
  4. Go to the ground floor and get in line
  5. Get your shot, wait for 15 minutes, and sign up for the app!

There were 100 endeavoring pioneers their this morning, then no one when they left.

They did not check any ID’s, but bring your badge just in case.

Do your part to end this pandemic.

Vaccine Update – 2020.12.23

Team!

Great news, Align Home Health has been invited as part of Group 1A to receive the vaccine from Public Health Dayton & Montgomery County (PHDMC):

<< Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County will be holding vaccination clinics on December 24, 26 and 28.  The main groups being vaccinated will include EMS, Home Health Care medical staff and select others within the phase 1A categories.

All three vaccination clinics will be held at the Dayton Convention Center, 22 E. 5th St., Dayton, OH 45402. The times of the clinics are as follows:

  • Dec 24th from 8 AM to 1 PM
  • Dec 26th from 12 PM to 5 PM
  • Dec 28th from 2 PM to 7 PM

Please bring your ID for your Home Health Care agency as you will need this to be vaccinated. Law enforcement will have 5th street closed and only individuals accessing the vaccination clinic will be allowed to enter. Parking will be available at 200 S. Jefferson St., Dayton, OH 45402. Please feel free to contact Align or PDMC with any questions you may have.>>

Align is recommending that all members of the organization get vaccinated in order to reduce the chance of transmission to those in our care. This is our opportunity to show the community that we are the leaders in what we do and be the example that our children and loved ones can be proud.

Do your part to end this pandemic.

Team Update – 2020.11.12

Hello Team!

Just wanted to take a moment to keep everyone informed.

Top Things to Know

  1. PPE is required, especially masks
  2. Call Align if you have been exposed
  3. Align has PPE available upon request

COVID Update

I want to continue the congratulations of the Align Team for doing a great job with using PPE against the growing number of COVID-19 positive cases. Wearing a mask is not only the most effective way to prevent the spread of infection, it’s the easiest and cheapest way to promote safety for everyone and is REQUIRED.

COVID numbers continue to rise and with a vaccine still not available, please turn to the Ohio Department of Health and the CDC for updated recommendations.

If you start showing symptoms or think you have been exposed, please contact Judy or Kara for assistance. We have resources in place to help you get help.

Masks and PPE

Please reach out for all your PPE needs.  We are doing our best to fulfill each request.  Because PPE is required at all times while providing care, we understand the need and are working with state and local officials to maintain new supplies. Please just ask.

In Closing

With the winter months ahead, know that you have the support of the Align Support Team behind you. Lives continue to be enriched and saved from the work you do. The Align Team are truly the best at what they do each and every day. Thanks to each and every one of you.

Team Update – 2020.09.16

Hello Team!

Just wanted to take a moment to give some updates.

COVID Update

I want to applaud the Align Team for doing a great job with using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and continuing to take the threat of the virus seriously.  Please stay vigilant while doing the best to your ability for your clients.  Their need for your care remains.

COVID numbers continue to rise and with a vaccine still not available, please turn to the Ohio Department of Health and the CDC for updated recommendations.

Masks and PPE

Please reach out for all your PPE needs.  We are doing our best to fulfill each request.  Because PPE is required at all times while providing care, we understand the need and are working with state and local officials to maintain new supplies.

Election 2020

For those that missed it, the Ohio Secretary of State has pledged to send every registered voter in the state an absentee ballot request.  If you have received it, it has been recommended that you send it in as soon as possible due to speculated delays with the postal system later in the year.  If you have not yet received it, click here.

The election is November 3rd, 2020.  Again, it is recommended that you get your ballot in as early as possible.

To get registered for the election, please click HERE.

To check on your registration, please click HERE.

EVERY VOTER IS IMPORTANT.  EVERY VOTE COUNTS.

Caregiver Benefits

Later this week, you will be receiving a link to a survey regarding new and different benefits that we are working to bring members of the Align team.  When you receive the link, please take a minute and provide as many details as you can.

Free STNA Training

Partnering with the Area Agency on Aging (AAA), we are happy to announce that all of our team members, their friends, and family are able to take advantage of FREE training as offered by AAA. This accredited training takes only a few weeks and prepares you in order to take the State Test. Anyone you send through this program makes you eligible for the referral bonus!!

Details can be found HERE.

In Closing

Thanks to each and every one of you.  The efforts you bring to the table allow our clients to live happy, healthy lives at home.  Keep up the great work!

Childcare & Remote Learning Openings

Hello Team!

Align Team Daycare, ATD, has a few spots open for those still looking for childcare at our Dayton office. Employees, friends, and family receive the employee rate or Title 20 is also accepted.

For those looking for an option for remote schooling, we have also created a pysically distant, learning lab so that students have a safe remote learning experience.

If you are interested in enrolling your child at Align Team Daycare, please contact Judy or Kara for the next steps.

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