May 2016 Newsletter
Older American’s Month
Blood Pressure Month
May 3- Indiana Election Day
May 5- Cinco de Mayo
May 6- National Nurses Day and National Provider Appreciation Day
May 7- Derby Day
May 8- Mother’s Day
May 8- VE Day
May 9th- National Women’s Check-Up day
May 21- Armed Forces Day
May 30- Memorial Day-Corporate Office Closed
Employee of the Month!
Sheri has worked for a Kaiser client for over 8 years. Sheri is a representative of Kaiser Home Support Services in the community, showing others the quality support provided by the agency through her own efforts to provide compassionate care. Sheri works hard, going above and beyond to provide support to her client.
Congratulations, Sheri Sherman on becoming Kaiser Home Support Services Employee of the Month for May 2016.
Thank you for your hard work.
Welcome Susie White!
Have you met our newest Coordinator?
Susie White is a new addition to Kaiser, but comes to us with A LOT of experience. Susie brings 15 years of experience working with individuals who receive Waiver Services.
Susie, who is an Orange County resident, will be working as a Coordinator for CIH and FSW Waiver Clients. If she hasn’t met you yet, Susie should be meeting all of her staff and clients relatively soon. Susie says, “I have felt very welcomed into the Kaiser family, and can’t wait to meet everyone!”
Cultural Diversity is the existence of a variety of cultural or ethnic groups within a society. Cultural values give an individual a sense of direction, and a sense of meaning to life. Cultural competence is an ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures. No individual is a stereotype of their culture of origin but are, instead, a unique blend of the diversity found within each culture. Knowledge of cultural customs enables providers to offer better care and helps avoid misunderstandings.
Health Corner Topic of the Month: Bedbugs
Bedbugs are small, reddish-brown parasites that bite the exposed skin of people and animals that are sleeping to feed on there blood. They are about the size of an apple seed and hide in the cracks and crevices around the house. The signs are dark specks, empty exoskeletons that are pale yellow and reddish stains from crushed bugs.
If you find these bedbugs, a professional exterminator is recommended.
For further information you can look at http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bedbugs/basics.
Welcome Perry McDaniel!
Perry McDaniel is the Facilities Manager here at Kaiser Home Support Services.
Perry retired from the military in 2006, after 20 years of service. Since then he has worked in the hardwood industry, the silicone injection-molding industry, and even ran his own small business.
Perry comes from a family that is very musically-oriented. One of his current passions is his Christian rock band, Hush Harbor (www.hushharborband.com).
Perry says that he has “enjoyed nothing but kindness and warm hospitality from my Kaiser family since I came on board in February, and I feel very blessed to work with all of you.”
Everywhere are Signs
Keep a sharp eye out for our various advertisements! Recently we have added a few new locations to our company’s promotional efforts.
Kaiser Home Support Services has two ads which rotate on an electronic billboard along I-265 towards the Georgetown exit from New Albany. These billboards can be seen from Grant Line Road in New Albany as well as on the interstate.
We also have an ad in the Greentree Mall in Clarksville. If you are waiting in line for a table at Texas Roadhouse, take a look at our ad panel.
Along the roads we also have signs set up throughout the various counties were we provide services.
Kaiser Home Support Services has open interviews one Thursday out of each month.
If you know of someone who is looking for employment opportunities, please invite them to visit us and fill out an application.
Next Open Interviews:
May 26th, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
New Incentive for Active Staff
There is a new referral bonus available to active staff members. If an active staff member refers a potential candidate for a vacant position, there is a form which the staff member will need to fill out. If the potential candidate is hired, then the staff member who referred that candidate is eligible for the referral bonus. There is a bonus given to the referer for the potential candidate’s probationary time frame, another if the newly hired staff stays for 6 months, and a third for the one year anniversary of the referred employee.
If you would like to learn more about this referral bonus for active staff members, or if you have questions, please contact your direct coordinator.
Kaiser is looking for staff interested in taking part in an optional training. Emily is scheduling CPI Non-violent Crisis Intervention Training. This training has a focus on prevention, and equips staff with proven strategies for safely defusing anxious, hostile, or violent behavior at the earliest possible stage. Although the class focuses on strategies to prevent physical aggression, it does teach how to respond effectively should a person become physically assaultive. Although this is not a mandatory training for staff, it is strongly suggested. It is a paid training. If you are interested in attending this class call Emily Trinkle at the Kaiser main office at 812-945-6868.
5/8 Tammara Ross
5/9 Danny Myers
5/9 Gilda Hattabaugh
5/13 Yolonda Mitchell
5/16 Edie Begley
5/22 Christopher Taylor
5/29 Tina Crowe
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Address: 2633 Grant Line Road
New Albany, IN 47150