Employee Newsletter – September 2020


September 2020 Edition

Welcome to Kennedy Care’s Life Care Connection monthly employee newsletter! Here, you will find important announcements, celebrations, new hire details, helpful reminders, and company information we think you’d like to hear about.

Great things are happening at Kennedy Care and we want to share the good news regularly with all of you…our trusted and valued employees!

Sierra Risner
Care Coordinator, Patriot Care 

Sierra Risner has joined the Kennedy Care team in a Care Coordinator role. She comes to us with over six years of team management experience. She previously supervised teams as well as created and managed team schedules.

She genuinely enjoys interacting with people and helping them problem-solve. We look forward to getting to know Sierra and having her energetic personality spread joy to our workdays! 

Welcome to the KC Family, Sierra!

We at KC love others like family. That’s why we love to hire friends and family! If you know someone who might be interested in joining our team, let your Care Coordinators know so we can reach out to them.

We know you’d refer them for free, but to show our gratitude for your efforts to grow the team, we’ll give you a $150 Referral Bonus once they have reached 90 days with us!

⏰ Required Training To Complete ⏰

This past July, we launched our new  Kennedy Care Academy program for our valued caregivers. Additionally, all our caregivers now have a new title: Life Care Professional (LCP).

Through our Kennedy Care Academy, we will be providing LCPs with ongoing training opportunities in advanced healthcare, life skills, and customer service related topics.


We are very proud of our new Life Care Professional program and the many opportunities it will bring for our trusted and valued caregivers.

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We would like to recognize some of our very special Life Care Professionals! They 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: Serena Burge
Complete/Catastrophic Care: Penda Camara
Safe at Home: Caitlynn ElliottBrookhaven Manor: Amber Steanhouse

Congratulations, LCPs!

Let’s Get Connected!

Each month we will be talking with one of our amazing Life Care Professionals.
This month…let’s meet Michael Garland! 
Michael, what do you love about working at Kennedy Care?
“I love how when you have a concern or question they are always there, ready to offer help no matter what. I’ve always wanted to work for a company as wonderful as Kennedy Care.” 

Michael, what do you love about being a Life Care Professional?
“I love the connection you make as a life care professional. The joy in client’s faces and the compassion and support the families have for each care professional is why I do this.” 

Michael, outside of work, are you involved with any special projects or hobbies?
“Some hobbies I enjoy are playing cards, anything from Uno to rummy. I enjoy fishing also. Being outdoors is huge for me. I actually recently started rescuing hedgehogs with my wife. It’s amazing and I honestly never thought I would be apart of something like that.” 

Payroll Updates

Help us, help you!

  • Kennedy Care – Timesheets are due Monday every week by 12 pm (noon)
  • Safe At Home – Timesheets are due within 24 hours of your shift
  • Paper timesheets are available by request for those without internet 
  • timesheets@kennedycare.com

Patriot Care Updates

Patriot Care has received referrals from the VA in Illinois which means VA’s in other states are starting to notice the great work we do in Michigan! 

The Patriot Care online training courses are now complete. Be on the lookout for emails regarding online courses for Patriot Care Life Care Professionals. You will have the opportunity to learn more about Veteran care, military culture, VA expectations, and so much more.  And an added bonus…you get paid to complete this training!

Safe At Home Child Care Updates

Safe at Home Child Care is excited to announce the rollout of virtual training. This training will help caregivers expand their knowledge of online learning platforms in an effort to help families navigate virtual learning for their children.  

Kennedy Care Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We are excited to announce Kennedy Care is partnering with Michigan Roundtable to implement an initiative to create an organizational culture of competency and humility. Michigan Roundtable is a non-profit organization based in Detroit whose mission is to “[serve] as a catalyst for change, we develop, organize, and empower individuals and communities to advance equity and opportunity for all.” 

Together, Kennedy Care and Michigan Roundtable will be developing a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion assessment for our employees, which we will then use to design instructional cultural competency and learning sessions for both our administrative staff and Life Care Professionals.

We hope to aid in the development of life-long foundational skills that enable us to understand the diverse world around us through open communication, increased self-awareness, and mindfulness of our own as well as others’ behavior.

We look forward to working with Michigan Roundtable on our new initiative!

Years of Service

Lisa Gale, congratulations on your 3 years at Kennedy Care!

Happy Birthday!

We hope you all have an amazing day with your friends and family.

September 1st
Jasmine Martin  

September 2nd
Olivia Perry 

September 4th
Haeji Jung
Charkisha Roberts
Tia Welch

September 5th
Hilary Cullen   
Cirra Daniel
Jessica Kirn

September 6th
Crystal Woods

September 7th
Jeff Henry  

September 8th
Britini Hawes 
Nick Taylor   
Michelle Trummel  

September 9th
Bylliee Nulf  
Marissa Peterson

September 10th
Tracy Prosser   

September 11th
Carolina Stokely 

September 12
Gladys Baile     
Linda Brokaw 

September 13th
Kim Lehnert  
Tiara Lewis  
September 14th
Jada Bowden    
Angela Miller   

September 15th
Robert Monroe   
Portia Wallace  

September 16th
Sierra Risner   

September 17th
Olivia Stevenson-Howard   

September 18th
Mary Kress 

September 19th
Mary Froats  

September 20th
Ajaya Bell   
Marissa Dail
Ronna Youngs

September 21st
Elizabeth  Benedetti  
Rae Brigham
Ronequa Mallory 

September 24th
Ashley Carstens   

September 25th
Gabrielle Gibbs  
Krista Kovatch 

September 26th
Mariah Moore   

September 28th
Patricia Rogers  
Brandy Sturdavant 

September 29th
Charidyce Bitner  

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