Pay Increases Start Jan. 1

Here at Home Assist Health, we have been working tirelessly on behalf of all of our direct care workers (DCWs) to secure higher wages that you all deserve. We are excited to announce that beginning Jan. 1, 2021, the hourly rate for DCWs will increase to $12.35 per hour. This increase is above the State of Arizona’s rate, which is will rise by $.15. As we approach 2021, we are continuing to go to the capital and educate our legislative …

COVID-19 is Still Here – Prevention Steps for the Holidays!

Handwashing: Reinforce and practice best practices for handwashing. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Always wash your hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty. Follow cough, sneeze and distance etiquette: Avoid touching your eyes, nose, …

Shop AmazonSmile for the Holidays

Did you know that Home Assist Health is a 501c3 non-profit organization? Home Assist Health is excited to be partnering with AmazonSmile, a sister website of Amazon that offers all the same items, prices and benefits. AmazonSmile is supporting local nonprofits by donating .5% of eligible purchases at no expense to you. When you are shopping for holiday gifts this year, consider being part of something bigger! AmazonSmile is very simple to use—all you need is an Amazon account. Click on the designated …

Health Plans for 2021

It’s that time of year again where our full-time employees (40+hrs per week) are reviewing their health plan options for the following year. We understand how difficult it can be to navigate the options available. The good news is, we are here to help. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our Human Resources team at [email protected]

Coffee Talk with Program Team Members

2020 has been a challenging year for all. We understand that one thing our caregivers miss out on is that social interaction with supervisors and program staff! We want to change that. In honor of Caregiver Appreciation Month, we are going to host weekly virtual COFFEE TALKS on our Facebook page. All you have to do is go to our page each Friday in November at 11 a.m. We will introduce our different program team members each week, encourage you …

Get Your Flu Shot – Enter a Chance to Win a $25 Gift Card

Contest Runs from November 1 – 30 As the flu season approaches the U.S., and in Arizona particularly, health experts are warning that our health care systems may become strained while caring for flu patients on top of COVID-19 patients. This means that if someone contracts either of these, it could become extra difficult to provide the necessary resources to care for everyone. This is why it’s more important than ever to get your flu shot this year. As we …

It’s Caregiver Appreciation Month – Fun Activities Await

As we enter the month of November, a month of thanks, a month of reflection, and the nationally recognized month to celebrate caregivers, we would like to take a moment to truly express our gratitude to each and every one of you! We recognize that certain days can feel like you are competing in an Olympic sport. Some days begin with the urge to start a race before the starting gun fires. You may feel fatigued or as if you …

Healthy Pumpkin Muffins

October is National Pumpkin Month, and we want to celebrate by sharing a healthy and delicious recipe that you can make for yourself and those you care for. They’re healthier than most, since they’re made with whole wheat flour and oats, sweetened with real maple syrup or honey, and call for coconut oil or olive oil instead of butter. Believe it or not, this healthy pumpkin muffin recipe yields light and fluffy muffins! INGREDIENTS • ⅓ cup melted coconut oil …

Join Us for Our FaceBook Live – Thursday, Oct. 8 from 8:30 – 9 a.m.

Looking for more resources as a caregiver? Do you want to connect with other caregivers and admin staff at Home Assist Health? Join us for our FaceBook Live event on Thursday, Oct. 8. We will have our HR Recruiting Manager Trina Shelton, and one of our Program Aides Karilenia Morgan share details about the role of a caregiver, benefits and upcoming opportunities for our existing caregivers. Karilenia will share her personal story as a caregiver that led her into her …

Stop Medical Distancing – The Cause and Affect

We have been told for months and months now that social distancing is one of the best ways we can prevent the spread of COVID-19. But that doesn’t mean stop going to the doctor for your regular appointments. When the medical world doesn’t, or can’t, intervene for people with chronic diseases or conditions, these diseases progress and patients get into trouble. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) chronic conditions like diabetes, cancer and heart disease impact 60 …