April 2020 Employee Newsletter
COVID-19 Update Hello to all the employees of A-1. We hope that you are fairing well through this difficult time. Please reach out to our Administrator, Sanjay Patel (Sanjay@a1columbus.com) or Office Manager, Dyonna Smith (Dyonnasmith@a1columbus.com) if there is anything you need.
Office Closure Effective Monday, the 30th, the office will be closed until the Stay at Home order is lifted. You may still drop off timesheets to the office; slide them under our door of the office suite (not the main door downstairs). If you do not have a direct deposit, paychecks will be mailed to the address we have in Paycor. Please make sure your mailing address is correct. If you need to pick up timesheets, gloves, or any other supplies; please schedule a time to do so by calling the office number. The office staff will still be working remotely and can be reached by phone and email per usual. EVV Client Signature Requirement Suspended The requirement for providers to capture client verification after an EVV-eligible visit is temporarily suspended. Temporarily relaxing this requirement is intended to assist with safe physical distancing practices by removing the need to pass a device between the caregiver and individual at the end of a visit. We are working with the software vendor to remove the client signature requirement from Mobile Edge & Clinical Edge, if you are required to put something, please write "COVID". Caregivers must still complete all other EVV requirements including; punching in / complete documentation and punching out.
Employee Rights Poster - Paid Sick Leave and Expanded FMLA Please be sure to report if you or anyone in your household or client's household is showing signs and symptoms of the virus. Please click on the below link for the poster. https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/WHD/posters/FFCRA_Poster_WH1422_Non-Federal.pdf
All questions or requested should be directed to Kristi Murray at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH Janalee Fracker, LPN "Janalee is a very thorough, reliable and passionate nurse". - Submitted by Kim, DON Jane Hudak, DDSA "Whenever we speak, Jane is always cheery and upbeat. She communicates schedule changes timely, and she is flexible with her schedule to meet her clients needs". - Submitted by Alysce Craig, Coordinator CONGRATULATIONS!
RAFFLE TIME We appreciate you all for showing up for your clients during this challenging time. Beginning Monday the 30th, we will raffle gas cards every Monday and Wednesday; Kroger Gift Cards every Friday. Check your email for video drawings and winner announcements. GOOD LUCK! Criteria: You must be currently working with a client to be entered into the drawing. If your client's services are on hold for any reason, you will not be qualified.
We are currently seeking reliable caregivers with homecare experience. If you know any qualified candidates, please invite them to apply: http://carecolumbus.com
Call-Off Policy & Procedure If you need to call-off for any reason, it is your responsibility to contact us in a timely manner. Please report all call-offs to the office, not your client(s). Reporting call-offs allows us to find a replacement, or document missed visits effectively. After hours, you may call 614-268-3800, and an A-1 on-call staff member will record your call-off. Always remember, our clients rely on us. Please be considerate of their needs, and stay committed to providing quality care.
April Birthday's April 5 Tony Z April 24 Nicole S April 23 Cathy C April 21 Emily M April 20 Sheryl B April 18 Jackie S April 17 Andrew P April 15 Mary Jo S April 13 Jasmine S April 11 Raneisha P
April 1 April Fool's Day
April 1 International Fun at Work Day
April 1 National Walking Day
April 2 Children's Book Day
April 2 Peanut Butter & Jelly Day
April 2 Reconciliation Day
April 10 Good Friday
April 12 Easter Sunday April 16 National Stress Awareness Day April 22 Earth Day