Employee Newsletter
Spring 2019
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
Kathryn Diman
Caring for seniors has been a focal point Kathryn’s of life for many years. During her childhood, close and treasured relationships with elderly neighbors and grandparents led her to a career path in healthcare and geriatrics. As a native Oregonian, Kathryn gained experience and training working as a live-in Assistant Manager at adult foster care homes and retirement communities. Her love for Maine (thanks to fond memories of spending summers at her Grandfather's inn) brought Kathryn to coastal Maine in the early 1990's where she worked as a private caregiver while attending the University of Maine online to obtain a BS in Library Science and Information Services.

Kathryn’s years working as a librarian have transcended into her caregiving, as she frequently checks out books to bring to clients who have difficulty traveling to the library. Kathryn states that “caregiving is an occupation which has synergized my varied interests, qualifications and experiences into very satisfying "win-win" relationships with those I serve, as well as with my valued co-workers who successfully strive with me to give our very best to our Cahoon Care clients.”
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 are yes to these questions, 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: Kids Interview People with Alzheimer's
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.
Spread the Word!
Paychex Brings New Perks for Employees
We have recently transitioned to using Paychex as our new payroll service. Cahoon Care employees now enjoy a number of benefits through Paychex.

Through BalanceWorks, employees and eligible family members can access a prepaid, confidential service over the phone or online. Additional offerings include:
  • Free, confidential counseling services
  • Legal and financial consultations
  • Pharmacy discount card
  • Wellness program including up to 3 sessions with a Personal Wellness Coordinator.

There are many additional benefits, including the BalanceWorks mobile app, a personalized web portal, and even dedicated personal assistants who can help you to save time on travel, gathering financial information, shopping for automotive services, and more.

Additionally, Paychex’s Working Advantage program means Cahoon Care employees can save money on tickets, travel, and shopping. It’s free to enroll in and use this discount and reward program, and you can save up to 60% on movie tickets, ski resort passes, Broadway show tickets, concert tickets, and all sorts of purchases (like books, flowers, food, and more) from your favorite online retailers.

Be sure to let us know if you have any questions about the new benefits offered through Paychex.  
Cahoon Care Dress Code
As warmer weather is finally appearing from behind the rain clouds, we would like to take a moment to remind everyone that as the temperatures rise and we want to stay cool, we must be mindful to do so within the boundaries or the Cahoon Care Associates Dress Code Policy and Standard of Conduct.

Please remember as outlined in the employee handbook, professional attire is to be worn at all times.

Please note the following exclusions…
  •  No open toe or backless shoes (no flip-flops or open strappy sandals)
  • No shorts
  • No sleeveless tops
  • No tank tops
  • No bare midriffs
  • No revealing clothing (inappropriately low cut or sheer/see-through)
The Alzheimer's Partnership South Shore : 14th Annual Conference and Caregiver Day
Each April, the Alzheimer’s Partnership South Shore hosts a conference at the clubhouse in Oak Point, Middleboro. This was Cahoon Care's second year attending the conference and it was a great day. The conference is designed to educate, empower, and pamper caregivers, whether they’re family caregivers or professionals in the industry.

As always, educational speakers helped caregivers understand the latest information on what was happening in the world of fighting Alzheimer's and dementia, including new research, current studies, therapies, and prevention strategies. In the afternoon, speakers presented, "It's Dementia," a discussion that helped caregivers and families better understand the different types of dementia. Caregivers learned some new tricks and practices to help deal with and understand what is happening a loved one’s mind, in order to better care for them.

Cahoon Care had a booth so that we could get to know the community better as well as let others know about the services and support we offer this community as a company. We are proud to be a part of the community and support this great event.
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 April 1st with a winner drawn on May 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.