Employee Newsletter
Spring / Summer 2020
Cahoon Care Associates, LLC.
Norwell, MA: ( 781) 659-1877

133 Washington St, Norwell, MA 02061
Sandwich, MA: ( 774) 994-2212

141 Route 6A Unit 6 , Sandwich, MA 02563
Ellsworth, ME: ( 207) 667-0870

Our Featured Employee:
Gloria Finch
Gloria Finch is our Caregiver of the Quarter. She first was introduced to caregiving after a friend of hers who worked for an agency looking for caregivers told her, "You'd be good at this!" Although she wasn't looking for a job at the time, she went for an interview and was hired.

Her first match was with a very interesting gentleman who had flown with the Tuskegee Airmen. She was later matched with an older woman who felt like her grandmother from the moment she walked into her home. This woman had memory issues. Every day that Gloria visited, she would sing to the lady, who eventually started singing along.

Despite the current environment Gloria has remained a steadfast and reliable caregiver never missing the shifts she has with her clients.

Gloria really enjoys working with the elderly. She sees them as good people who deserve compassion, love, and respect and it really shows.

We at Cahoon Care would like to recognize her for her wonderful caring spirit and dependable nature.
New Recruiting Manager: Karen Cavaca
Karen Cavaca is our new Recruiting Manager. She will be partnering with our Scheduling/Care Mentor as well as with our Care Managers to ensure that the unique needs and preferences of our clients are matched to the highly skilled and dedicated caregivers she recruits for our company.

Karen came to Cahoon Care with over two decades of talent acquisition experience, ranging from corporate recruiting for Fortune 500 companies to her true passion of recruiting for boutique-style organizations with a niche market. She has been recognized academically by graduating summa cum laude, for her volunteer work as Volunteer of the Year for Citizens for Citizens, and professionally with awards ranging from multiple President's Club awards across several organizations to Women in Leadership's Woman of the Year.

Karen came to know Cahoon Care when she depended on us for her grandfather's care, which brings a unique perspective to her recruiting role. She loves knowing that she's a cog in the wheel to help provide the same peace of mind she experienced during her grandfather's care to Cahoon Care's clients and families. This sense of satisfaction provides her with that certain something she felt was missing from her career. Utilizing her talent acquisition expertise for something genuinely meaningful to her filled that void and allows her to bring passion and commitment to work with her every day.

Outside of work, Karen delights in traveling with her husband Daryl; visiting her daughter Bianca in Delay Beach, Florida; and spending time with her son Nicholas and daughter Katie. Her favorite pastime is cooking for family and friends as she does her best to fatten them up around her dining room table. Additionally, Karen enjoys volunteering and has done so in a broad array of roles such as a rape center counselor, a career counselor for correctional services re-entry, fuel assistance, and most recently the mobile food bank.

For more information about Karen, watch our recent interview in the video above.
Spread the Word! Employees Give the Best Referrals!
Do you enjoy working for the Cahoon Care team? How would you like to make a little extra money? 

If the answers to these questions are yes, why not refer your experienced colleagues, friends or relatives to work for us, too!

You can earn up to a $115.00 value in referral payout!!
  • A $15.00 coffee or movie gift card will be sent to you once your referral is hired and works shifts with no incidents for one full week.
  • The $100.00 bonus will be paid out after 90 days of the referral working shifts.

There are a few rules in place to collect the referral bonus:
  • Referral must work at least 200 hours in the 90-day period from the date of hire;  (That’s an average of 16 hours per week.)
  • Referral must work free of disciplinary incidents;
  • Referral must have no unexcused call-outs; (Call-outs with doctor’s note are excused.)
  • Referral and the Referrer must still be employed with Cahoon at the end of the 90 days.

Many of our caregivers have made several hundred dollars by referring others. Some of these referrals have gone on to become the top caregivers on our team!

Please call the office today to start earning that extra money!
Video Corner: Recognizing the Early Signs of Dementia
We're Now on Pinterest!
Take a look at our new Pinterest account. Start following us to keep up with our latest pins!
Spread the Word!

New Sick Time Request Form
A new version of the Sick Time Request Form for Cahoon Care employees has been added to our website under the Employee Hub.

Click here to access it.
Need Training?

If you wish to get additional training in any area of caregiving, particularly in dementia or Alzheimer's care, we can sign you up for a class. Just let us know!
Helping Seniors Cope with the Loneliness of Social Distancing
The social distancing and lockdown guidelines recently or currently mandated by our federal, state, and local governments were intended to help flatten the coronavirus curve in an effort to protect our most vulnerable (the elderly and immuno-compromised), while also giving hospitals time to build up supplies and develop caregiving strategies.

This effort to bolster the physical health of our seniors, however, has ironically taken a tremendous toll on their mental health. Social distancing is creating an untold loneliness crisis, particularly among older people and those who live alone.

Social isolation and loneliness have been linked to higher risks for a variety of health problems, including high blood pressure, anxiety, depression, cognitive decline, Alzheimer's disease, and even death. For this reason, it is critical to find ways to combat the negative psychological impact of this extended period of social distancing.

Monthly Drawing for a $50 Gas Card
How do you get your name in the drawing?

  • Cover a shift offered for the same day.
  • Cover a sick-call shift. (Let's all try to stay healthy!)
  • Work a holiday not on your scheduled day.
  • Allow flexibility in your schedule to meet clients' needs.
  • At the discretion of the office staff.

The raffle begins on the first of every month and the drawing for the previous month happens the same day.

A winner will be picked randomly on the first of every month from all the names entered in the drawing.

  • Your name may be entered once or many times for each noteworthy occurrence.
  • A new collection of names will begin on June 1st with a winner drawn on July 1st, with the process repeating on the 1st of each month.
  • It is at the discretion of the office to continue or end this promotion.
We want to hear
from you!

As valued employees of Cahoon Care Associates, we would like to get your feedback on our new Employee Recognition Program and any ideas or topics you would like to see covered in the next newsletter.
Here's "Some
Good News!"
The past few months have undoubtedly been filled with stress, uncertainty, and difficulty for many individuals. Through it all, however, "some good news" remained - if you just knew where to look for it.

Let's join with John Krasinski in honoring our front-line heroes, the health care workers who have been working tirelessly to combat COVID-19!