August Newsletter - 2018
We want to welcome the new team members who joined us last month:

  • Kaylee C.
  • Harmonica H.
  • Ashley M.
  • Tracy M.
  • Anastasia O.
  • Sheilla W.
  • Jennifer W.

We are so happy you have chosen to be a part of our caring team!
Do you have an interest in learning more about caring for those with Alzheimer's Disease?
Saturday, September 29
Doors open at 8am
Program from 9am - 1pm.
Rainier View Christian Church
FREE, but RSVP required:
Congratulations to these employees who have passed their state exams and are now active CNAs!


Victoria, Shayla,


Sunday, September 16, 2018

Tacoma: University of Puget Sound Campus at 11am
Team captain: Lynessa

Olympia: Heritage Park, downtown Olympia at 11am
Team Captain: Sara

Put on your walking shoes and JOIN US as both offices of Advanced Health Care Care "walk to end Alzheimer's!" Teams are now forming. We need you, your families, your friends, and even pets to walk with our teams. Our goal is to support and raise awareness to show we care about the people affected by this disease. Please let Sara or Lynessa know if you can walk with either team that day. Sara is heading up the Olympia team; Lynessa the Tacoma team.

It's only about 90 minutes of your time so come out and join us!
What Clients Are Saying
About YOU:

There were a few of you that were mentioned to us by NAME in the July HomeCare Pulse Surveys.

Andrea C., Stacy B., Unju F., Lisa G., Kateri D.

We are so proud of all of the work that you do with our clients. You each make such a difference every day you go to work. Click on the link to see what your clients may be saying here! 
AHC Human Resources Staff Change

We bid Selina farewell this past week as she and her family prepare to move out of state next month to Texas. Selina was a consistent presence for us at the front office in Lakewood over the past 6 years. Thankfully, JoAnne, has experience in HR so your questions regarding HR and paperwork can now be directed to her. We are sad to see Selina go, but are grateful that JoAnne is here to make this a seamless transition for all of YOU!
AUGUST Anniversaries to Celebrate:

Sandra W. 16 years
Cora J. 15 years
Catherine J. 11 years
Un Ju F. 5 years
Connie R. 3 years
Erin F. 2 years
Jillian D. 1 year
Cynthia J. 1 year

Thank you for your dedication to Advanced Health Care and to the clients you faithfully serve!
Caregiver Profile:
Sandra W.
16 years years with AHC

What do you like about being a caregiver?
"I love my job! I enjoy helping others and making their day. I'm very blessed. I'm done this work off and on since I was 18. I tried doing a few other things, but my heart called me back to it. So I got certified and have been doing it ever since."

Any advice you would give to a newer caregiver?
"Have patience! Some clients are hard. Be flexible and learn to roll with people where they are."

What do you like about working here at Advanced?
AHC backs me 110%. I appreciate that they are flexible with me so that I can be flexible with them. I would have left long ago if I didn't love it!

Thank you for your years of service, Sandra!
Here are a few photos we wanted to share from the great class on Depression in the Elderly that Judy, RN put on in Olympia and Tacoma last month for all of you! Thanks to those of you who were able to make it.

Could you use an extra $200?
That is how much we PAY YOU for every person you refer to us as an employee. Once they are hired and work the 160 hour requirement, we write you a check! Send us a good caregiver or nurse that you know today.
Thank you Alanna H. for referring Anastasia O.!
Caregiver Wisdom: In Your Own Words

If you have wisdom or tips to share here, please submit them to Lynessa via email or phone and you may see your wisdom here next time!

"Be patient, don’t hover too much. Allow them to do as much as they can."

"When doing personal care, explain what you are doing."

" Put yourself in the client's shoes as we all will be there one day."