Employee Newsletter – October 2021


Employee Newsletter

Welcome to the Kennedy Care monthly employee newsletter! Here, you will find important announcements, celebrations and details on new hires. Great things are happening at Kennedy Care and we want to share the good news regularly with our trusted and valued employees!

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Help keep our records up to date! If you have not sent your COVID-19 vaccine card in to HR yet, please email a photo of the card to hr@kennedycare.com to be uploaded into your Generations profile.

$100 Bonus Drawing

This month, we have randomly selected three vaccinated Kennedy Care employees to receive a $100 bonus! Congratulations to:

Tess Walker
Kaley Logan
Jenny Haslett

Stay tuned to our newsletter for further bonus opportunities!

Team Updates

Lisa Warren
Catastrophic and Complete Care Program Director
Lisa has been a Registered Nurse for 11 years, having earned her bachelor’s degree from Siena Heights University. She has been with Kennedy Care as a Contingent Nurse since 2019 and has spent the last 9 years in nursing leadership roles! In her free time, Lisa enjoys spending time with her three children and their dog. She enjoys traveling and doing outdoor activities such as boating, camping and golfing. Lisa is very excited to be part of Kennedy Care!

Sandra Schocklin
Share the Care Care Coordinator
Sandra has worked in healthcare for 15 years, spending that time working in hospitals, direct homecare, after hours on-call and on the road as a EMT. She has further experience as a phlebotomy specialist and has worked in a “Patient First” environment for a long time, treating her patients as family. When not at work, Sandra enjoys listening to music and gaming (particularly MMORPGs such as World of Warcraft) and finds great joy in reading and helping others!

Katie Morrison
Administrative Assistant
Katie graduated with her associates in business from Washtenaw Community College and is excited to further her career with Kennedy Care! She can be a workaholic, but enjoys spending her free time with her cat Milo or going to music festivals. Katie recently moved to Michigan from California and is working on getting adjusted to the seasons here, and is looking forward to meeting more of our team members both in the office and in the field!

Welcome to the KC Family!

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: Ashley Evans
Catastrophic Care: Brittany Waterford
Safe at Home: Morgen Wheeler

Share the Care: Mary Ellen Russell

Congratulations, LCPs!

Patriot Care is excited to announce that they have received their first case in the Upper Peninsula!

The client, located in Iron Mountain, is hopefully the first of many UP cases we hope to receive as Patriot Care continues to expand.

Kennedy Care Academy is moving to a new home!

As of Friday, October 22nd, Kennedy Care employees will no longer have access to Learn Upon. From that date on, everyone will have access to trainings in Paylocity. You can view all assigned trainings to you by selecting the “Learning” tab in your app or browser.

Employees will still have access to Learn Upon until October 22nd. If you wish to login and complete any uncompleted training, please do so – remember, you get paid for completing your training!

Payroll Reminders

Kennedy Care
Timesheets are due Monday every week by 12pm (noon).

Safe at Home
Timesheets are due by midnight on the day the shift was worked. 

Kennedy Care Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

October is Long-Term Care Planning Month! This month encourages both seniors and those who care for them to develop a plan for long-term care later in life. Long-term care planning also includes non-medical care, such as personal care services (much like the ones we provide here at Kennedy Care!).

Nearly 40% of people underestimate future costs for long-term care, leading families to be worried about how to manage their financial resources for care later in life. Please review the following links to educate yourself and begin developing a plan – it’s never too early!

Planning for Long-Term Care (AARP)

Levels of Living and Possible Payment Methods

Action Plan for Long-Term Care

Happy Birthday!

Please join us in celebrating the birthdays of our employees this October!

Gayl Neff

Robin Gibbs

Bonnie Ilicin

Lucille Wandrie

Mary Ann Dover

Bernice Sapp

Barb Coppins

Sandra Heskett

Cheryl Leigh

Ida Fryckland

Wendy Lineweaver

Christine Van

Kimberley Stacey

Amie Spencer

Jessica Buck

Bonnie Barnett

Emmanuel Alvarez

Lynda Mattucci

Joy McCarthy

Yvette Thomas

Ebonsiah Ware

Trisha Deaton

Amber Steanhouse

Amie Trevillian

Rachel Worden

Aubry Brown
Monica Keiser

Elease Garrett

Elizabeth Dupuis

Takeila Price

Jeffrey Strang

Shawn Clark

Nisha Williams

Jessika Sholes

Janice Patman

Dakota Thomas-Langston

Valencia Thompson

Julie Milhomens

Samantha Kennedy

Jazmine Saffold

Daija Fails

Laqueneca Rush

Kearia Davis

Derica Foxhall

Sierra Grant

Alexandra Bronski

Bri Carter

Kira Lerma

Tajiaunna Williams

Cheyenne Murphy

Nadia Adams

Vashtiana Mitchell

Deironica Robinson

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