February Newsletter - 2018
We invite you to attend our open house to celebrate the new Olympia AHC office and Procare Academy training center. Come tour the new location, eat good food and mingle with our staff and other guests. RSVPs are appreciated: ltinglum@advanced-healthcare.com
New Advanced Health Care Employees:

  • Ronald A.
  • Saddie B.
  • Pho Quy D.
  • Lina H.
  • Pamela M.
  • Yuriko M.
  • Cassandra P.
  • Nicole P.
  • Kylee S.
  • Shaylah W.

We are so happy you have chosen to be a part of our caring team!
Parkinson's Conference:
 Living Well, South Sound

 A one-day conference of learning, movement and optimism. Featuring wellness classes and information sessions designed to educate and empower those impacted by Parkinson’s disease. Presented by the American Parkinson’s Disease Association Northwest Chapter. $25/person (early bird special $20 before Feb 9th, 2018).  Scholarships are available by calling 206-695-2905 Held 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Tacoma Elks Lodge, 2013 S Cedar St, Tacoma.   Register online
F ree Tax Preparation Available!

 VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) helps households with incomes up to $54,000 save money through free tax preparation during tax season. IRS-certified volunteers prepare your taxes accurately and ensure that you receive all deductions and credits you qualify for as well as learn about other financial services and community resources.  Associated Ministries and Sound Outreach locations throughout Pierce County.  Find out who needs to file, how to get answers to your tax questions, and how get the tax forms you need from the IRS .
We have been nominated to win the Best of South Sound 2017 for the category of in home health care services. Will you please take a moment to help our agency get the most votes? Voting ends February 11th.

Thank you! We BELIEVE we have the best company and you all deserve this special recognition.
scroll down to " home health care agency " and type in Advanced Health Care.

February Anniversaries to Celebrate:

Lisa G. 4 years
Diane M. 3 years
Hillary L. 2 years
Anzu L. 1 year
Florence 1 year

Thank you for your dedication to Advanced Health Care and to the clients you faithfully serve!
Caregiver Profile
Lisa G. is celebrating 4 years with Advanced Health Care as a caregiver (see above article) . She recently graduated from Procare Academy with her CNA credential, too. When asked about her job with Advanced, Lisa said, "I was told when I was hired that AHC takes care of 'our' people, meaning both the caregivers and clients, and that has proven to be true. I'm really happy working here.  
What she likes about being a caregiver:
"I like knowing that I can make a difference in someone’s day and their life. It really does matter who helps take care of you."
Saturday, Feb 24 – Mental Health
Training - Free!
8:30am to 5:00pm Pierce County Library Administrative Center, Tacoma
An evidence-based, 8-hour training that introduces participants to common risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems and specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, substance use disorders, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. Participants learn a five-step action plan to support someone developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental crisis, and connect them to appropriate care and support. Open to adults age 18 and over who live and/or work in Pierce County. Training is offered at no cost.  To register, please email your 1) name, 2) organization, 3) email, and 4) phone # to monetcraton@chifranciscan.org
What Clients Are Saying
About YOU:

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 are saying here! 

You may just see your name!
Caregiver's Closet
Do you need to donate or purchase some gently used scrubs? For many years, we have had a "caregiver's closet" in our Tacoma office where items are donated and for sale for only $1/per item. If you can donate or want to purchase anything, let us know! Come by anytime to shop. When you donate OR purchase, your name goes into a drawing for a $25 gift card!