Employee Newsletter – April 2021


April Vaccine Updates

All Michigan residents, ages 16 and up, are eligible for the Covid-19 vaccination!

Many KC clients, including some that have been loyal clients for years, are asking for immunized caregivers. The safety of our staff and clients is the most important issue, but we are also concerned about the growing impact on staffing. Please consider getting vaccinated to ensure we are able to continue dedicated service to our clients. 

After both vaccination doses, send a photo of your Covid-19 Vaccination Record Card to hr@kennedycare.com to be entered into a drawing for a free KC t-shirt! 

The first drawing will April 23 so be sure to send the photo as soon as possible. Haven’t received your vaccination yet? We will have repeat drawings in May and June. 

Vaccine finder resources:

📢 Home Care Industry News

$400 billion! That’s the amount of money in a new federal proposal dedicated to improving home and community care programs focused on helping older adults and people with disabilities. 

What does this mean for you? Lots of job opportunities! KC already has a significant number of open positions and we expect those numbers to increase. 

We hope that our Life Care Professionals who have not worked during the pandemic will see this as the right time to return to work. If you are ready, please contact HR@KennedyCare.com. We hope to see you soon!

Remember, LCPs earn $150 each time they help us grow our network of caregivers through a successful referral. 

Team Updates

Congratulations to our promoted employees! 

  • Jessica Rock will be moving into the role of Care Operations to provide oversight and support of all programs.
  • Tara Konwinski will assume the role of Director of Patriot Care.
  • Ashley Hummel has been promoted to Lead Care Coordinator to assist with employee onboarding and scheduling.

Welcome to the KC family!

  • Samanthia Asher – Patriot Care Care Coordinator
  • Trisha Sylvester – Patriot Care Care Coordinator
  • Savana Rolle – HR Intern
  • Phan Trinh – IT Analyst
  • Haley Bloomfield – Safe at Home Recruiter
  • Rachel Worden – Patriot Care Recruiter
  • Amelia Bondie – Executive Administrative Assistant
  • Lauren Misek – Share the Care Care Coordinator

Kennedy Care Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

April is Diversity Month! Traditionally, we use diversity month to celebrate our unique cultures, backgrounds, traditions and society at large. Now more than ever, we’d like to recognize all of our caregivers and their commitment to living our core values throughout personal and societal times of crisis.

On behalf of our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee, we’d like to invite you all to join us in celebrating our diverse world and workforce. We are working with Michigan Roundtable, a third party, to develop a diversity assessment that will show us what we can be doing better, which we will then turn into an administrative team training. Stay tuned for that this month!

In addition to participating in the survey, please use the links below to see some creative ways that you can celebrate yourself and those you love this diversity month. 

Life Care Professionals of the Month are chosen by their respective teams and each brings amazing caregiving, compassion, and love to our clients and families. Thank you for going the extra mile with your care!
Patriot Care: Deanna McGraw
Catastrophic Care: Carry Shinkel
Safe at Home: Tessia Konwinski

Congratulations, LCP’s!

Payroll Reminders

Nobody wants a late paycheck! Late timesheets have been a problem recently. Please be sure to meet the following deadlines so that you receive your payment on time. 

  • Kennedy Care – Timesheets are due Monday every week by 12 pm (noon)
  • Safe At Home – Timesheets are due by midnight of the day the shift is worked. 

Happy Birthday!

Please join us in celebrating the April birthdays of our employees!

Kristina Brown
Kayla Maxwell

Leanne Clark
Shannon Langworthy

Ashley Lupinski
Lavern Williams-Moore

Chantel Chambers
Jessica Porter
Kellie Vincent

Gail DesRosiers-Gundick
Ginger Wheatley

Juwayriyya Abdul-Lateef
April Mitchell
Amie Tatham

Jeanette Beck
Iyana Levy

Jane Jung

Denise Camel

Colleen McCray

Teresa Hockridge
Debora West

Larry Bradshaw
Zach Brown
Raelynn Ridner

Traci Hill-Helton

Cari Glynn
Haylee Peterman

Deanna McGraw

Brittney Babcock

Abrionna Davis

Laurie Bizzoco
Elizabeth Cooley

Bridgette Callaway

Kimberly Jennings
Kelly Ransom

Ayanna Bennett
David Kennedy
Ayanna Lawson

Karen Benedict
Amanda Slayton
Heather Smith

Robin Williams

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