Seniors Choosing to Live at Home 2015
Please welcome Laura Collins, Staff Development Coordinator!!!
Some of you may have already met Laura but please help us give her a warm welcome. Laura is originally from Newton Massachusetts and graduated with her BSN at Regis College, and her Masters in Health Management at Cambridge College. She has a diverse background including: 9 years of critical care, 2 years in California as a Travel Nurse, over 12 years of Home care, 5 of those years as Director of Home Care. Laura is also a fitness/wellness advocate and possesses several certifications including NASM Personal Trainer, Yoga Instructor, CPR instructor, NASM Weight Loss Specialist and Hoop Fitness certification. She has taught fitness/wellness for over 18 years and has written workshops for Continuing Education.
Laura will be working in the office and in the field doing Staff Development. This means she will help bridge the gap between the office and the staff with better communication. Her role will be to hire new employees, train and educate, do introductions to new members, handle conflicts, and terminate employees. We are extremely excited to bring Laura to our team because we understand the importance of our staff and how critical it is to improve the communication between the staff, members, and office. If you have any questions or concerns about what you need to be doing a home or have an issue related to work please seek Laura out to help you!
Employees of the Month
Joanie is very special to us and to our members. Some days you will find her singing a lullaby and others quizzing you about history. She truly brings life and joy to our members and staff. Joanie is awarded this month for her dedication to one of her members on the morning of the ice storm. Thank you Joanie for everything you do and always putting a smile on our face :)
Beth is one of those people that you can always count on. Her tender heart touches every single person she runs across. She makes her members chili or bracelets just because wants to see them smile. Beth thank you so much for everything that you do. We are truly grateful!
Tracy has been with the company for several years. Her compassion for her regular members is irreplaceable. Tracy is always willing to go out of her way to take someone to a doctors appointment or stay the extra hour. Congrats Tracy and keep up the good work!
Updated Construction Photos
Weather Conditions and Precautious
Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to our members during the recent storms and inclement weather.
Please review the company policy on inclement weather and strategize a plan with the office to ensure your safety and patient care. Some suggestions are to keep extra clothing articles with you in case you need to stay at a client's home and to have a backup plan with other caregivers in the home. For non-essential duties such as housekeeping, please consider another time or day to avoid storm time. We will work diligently to accommodate the needs of staff and members and rely on your team work and cooperation to ensure all operations run smoothly. We appreciate you and all you do.
Of course your safety is a priority, however please keep in mind our members count on us to be there, and for some may be the only option for safety and care.
Events in March
-3/10 Alzheimer's Educational Event at New Bern Senior Center
-3/10 Taste of Coastal Carolina 6:30p New Bern Convention Center
-3/12 Plant a Flower Day
-3/13 Families & Providers Health Fair 8:30-4:30p, Carolina East Auditorium & Education Center
-3/13 St. PattysArtCrawl downtown New Bern at 5:30pm
-3/14-15 Home and Garden Show, New Bern Convention Center
-3/14 Free Shred Day presented by the UPS Store of New Bern, 10:00am – 1:00pm, 1822 S. Glenburnie Rd. If you’re bringing paperwork to shred, please bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to Religious Community Services. Call 252-637-7500.
-3/17 St. Patrick's Day
-3/21 The Voice’s Season 7 Winner Craig Wayne Boyd with special guest, Emily Minor, 7:00pm presented by the Sudan Shrine Patrol in the Sudan Shrine Auditorium.
-3/28 Easter Eggstravaganza, 9:00am at Union Point Park
-3/28 ENC Pet Expo, 10:00am – 4:00pm at the Craven County Fairgrounds.