December Team Newsletter

December Team NewsletterDecember

Hello Team!

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

Benefit Corner

Retirement Savings Plan: We have partnered with Fifth Third Bank to offer members of our team access to a retirement savings plan.  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.

Financial Planning Class: Starting in January, we will be offering a FREE financial education class at the office on the weekends.  Initial topics will include how to make a budget, pay off debt, and save for the future, but we will also include any topics that the group is interested.  The first class is Saturday, January 19th from 2pm to 4pm.  Contact Josh to sign up.

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

Receptionist: We currently have an open job listing for a receptionist at our day program.  The perfect candidate is professional, knows Microsoft Office, has a pleasant speaking voice, is punctual, and can multitask.  If you or someone you know is interested, the referral bonus applies!

Align Team Daycare

Construction: Pardon our dust as we are doing a bit of construction 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

Here’s to a wonderful holiday season for all.  Stay warm and mindful of the weather.

  • A special call out goes to Christy A.  We recently received a glowing review from her client’s daughter on how she interacts with her mother.
  • For all the team, we recently had a member of the team get into a car accident, so prayers and good thoughts go to Nancy G., get well soon!

Finally, a special thanks to everyone that participated in the 2018 midterm election!  Thanks for taking part of the process!  Great job!

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November Team Newsletter

November Team NewsletterNovember

Hello Team!

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

Benefit Corner

New Financial Products: We are researching some new team benefits for you, but we need your input as to the level of interest.

  • 401k – A group savings plan for individuals who want money deposited in their account directly from their paychecks before taxes are taken out.
  • Financial Planning Courses – Classes head at our facility for our team about budgeting, saving, and planning money health.

Whether you are interested or not, please let us know!  Contact Judy or Kara and let them know.

Voting Promotion:  Thanks for everyone who has already sent in their pictures from absentee and early voting.  Your FREE MONEY will be disbursed after the election.  For those who are not aware of this program, we are compensating people that vote 2 hours of pay for voting and sending us a selfie with your ballot or “I voted” sticker.  Details can be found HERE.  The election is next week, Tuesday, November 6th!

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

Open Houses: We have begun doing open houses monthly so that more people can find out about the wonderful work being done by the ALC team.  Our next open house is November 29th from 10A-2P.  Please stop by learn about the ALC.

Align Team Daycare

Vacancy: From schedule changes, we have openings for 1 or 2 children at the daycare.  If you are interested, please inquire with Judy N.

In Closing

Good luck at your polling place.  Next week’s election determines who the new Governor of Ohio will be.  If you are unaware, the Governor has final authority on how much the State reimburses us for care, which directly effects how much we are able to compensate our team.  So, you are essentially voting for your paycheck, so you definitely have skin in the game!

But, regardless of who you vote for, just get out and participate!

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Election News

Election News

Election News

Hello Team!

We thought we would put a resource page together for Election News since there have been a few questions!  Also, we’ve doubled the perk thanks to all the good recommendations.

Promotion

For any hourly team member that votes in the November 2018 election and sends Align a selfie with your “I Voted” sticker, you will be gifted a bonus equal to 2 hours of your hourly rate.  Tax Free.  Cold Hard Money.  No Questions Ask.  We must receive the selfie within 48 hours of Election Day.

Election Day

  • Election Day is Tuesday, November 6th, 2018
  • You must be registered to vote.

How to Register

  • Registration Deadline Day is October 9th, 2018.
  • To register or check registration click HERE. (It takes 2 minutes)

Who Are The Candidates?

The biggest question we have been asked is, “Who do I vote for?”  By clicking HERE and entering your address, you can see who is running in your area.

In Closing

Though Align has no official position for who you vote, we just want everyone’s voice from the team to be heard.  Too many good ideas go by the wayside when people refuse to stand up.

Specifically for what we do for a living, the majority of the people we care for are funded by state backed programs.  This years election, we, Ohioans, are choosing a new Governor, which can directly impact the work we do, the funding we received, and indirectly, your pay!  Do not fall under the false belief that this is not an important election!!

June Caregiver Newsletter

June Caregiver NewsletterJune

Hello Team!  Hope that summer is finding you well.  Please bear with the length of this update but there are great things going on at Align that you will appreciate the details.

Updates From Last Newsletter

  • Quarterly Party: Thanks to all that showed up to the Nurse Week celebration at the new facility.  We had a great cookout and wonderful company.  And for those that could only stop by for a few minutes, we are glad that you did!
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Nurse Week Party 2017: A Hungry Crowd!
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Nurse Week Party 2017: Tours on Align 1, Our New Shuttle Bus

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nurse Week Party 2017: The Men At Work

New News

  • New Format: We’ve standardized the heading of the newsletters to that folks can more easily find the information.  If you have any suggestions, don’t be shy.  Email or text Josh!
  • Daycare: Probably the greatest update that I’ve had the fortune to bring to everyone.  An exploratory committee met in early June to discuss creating a Daycare center exclusively for family members of our team.  There is much more work to be done but we are moving forward with this project.
    • How can you help?  As we move forward, we will be asking for your input and participation, again, don’t be shy.  It serves no one if we create a Daycare that isn’t compatible with anyone’s needs.
  • Corporate Challenge: In the future, Align is working to bring every member of the Align family healthcare and 401k.  In order to pay for these benefits, however, we need have growth to the tune of about 40-50 more Direct Care Staff to the team.  That said, given a long enough timeline, we will eventually hit this goal, but the faster we can hit this goal, the faster we will be able to roll out these premium benefits.
    • How can you help?  I challenge every member of the team, spread the word about Align Home Health and encourage your friends, colleagues, and people you know in the industry to apply.  There is no stronger reference than ‘word of mouth’.  By getting people you know to be good caregivers to onboard, we can continue to grow and the faster we can bring everyone more benefits.  It is in all of our hands!  Folks can apply at www.alignhomehealth.com/jointheteam

Caregiver Benefits: As we grow, our goal is to continue to bring more value to our team members in the form of incentives, bonus, and perks.  In short, having the best team members more than any other organization, means that you should be valued as the best team members.  So, this section will remain as a standard part of all newsletters moving forward and is reserved as a place for update regarding Caregiver Benefits…to which this month, there are many!

  • Holiday Pay: Starting July 4th, 2017, Direct Care Staff will receive holiday pay for holidays at the rate of 1.5 times your regular pay!
  • MyDealsApp: We have negotiated a partnership with My Deals.  It is discount app available on the Google Play Store and the iTunes for discounted rates on everyday things that you do anyways like Food, Shopping, and Entertainment.  Just click the links to install and contact Judy for the login credentials.  Some typical deals include:
    • Papa John’s – 25% off regular menu prices
    • Red Box – Rent 1, get another rental free
    • Monroe Muffler – $19.99 Oil Changes
    • Poelking Bowling – Free 2 games with purchase
  • First Aide Classes: We recently have had 2 team members achieve their certification to be able to teach first aide and CPR.  The class schedule will be sent out soon and will include evening and weekend classes so that everyone will be up to date!

Industry Corner: From time to time, here you can find industry updates from the care industry.  These are STATE REQUIRED READINGS for people in this industry in the State of Ohio.

  • Please visit the Health & Welfare Alerts website.  Catch up on all 2017 alerts.  The latest updates include:
  • Seizures: Changes in weather, particularly hot weather, can trigger seizures in people with specific disorders.  A good brush up article can be found by clicking here.

Finding Someone Doing It Right: We want to recognize a few members of our team who have gone above and beyond the call of duty with their clients.  With so many wonderful caregivers, it is very hard to pick.  With that said, caregivers for last month that were found “doing it right” are:

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  • Elizabeth F.
  • Carlisha G.
  • Shacole H.
  • Bonnie H.
  • Mariah L.
  • Tracy M.
  • Francina (Fran) P.
  • Jami R.
  • Kaitlyn R.
  • Carolyn W.

The winner of the $100, “no call off” shifts for last month is:

  • Natasha (Tasha) S.

Final Thoughts: Again, thanks for powering through a long update, but there are many wonderful things going on at Align made possible through the efforts of our great team.  I hope to be reaching out to every member of the team over the next few months to check in and open a dialog so do not be surprised to see me calling on caller ID.  I encourage everyone to try new things and let me know what works and doesn’t.  Though we will never be perfect, only by being brave and trying new things will we discover.  Thanks!