New York State has mandated that employees of home care services agencies be vaccinated against COVID-19, with the first dose for current personnel received by October 7, 2021. This mandate affects all CompassCare employees who work in New York State. In order to effectively plan care for our clients, CompassCare is requiring that all employees do the following by September 20, 2021:
CompassCare employees who choose not to be vaccinated, and who are working with clients in New York, must be replaced no later than October 7, 2021, as per the mandate. There are no exceptions to this mandate, so medical and religious exceptions cannot be considered. Unvaccinated employees may continue to work in Connecticut and New Jersey at this time, provided the client does not require a vaccinated caregiver. We will continue to monitor government regulations, and will provide updates as changes continue to be made.
Wear a mask at all times while in a client’s home, unless you are in a segregated space, for example, in a separate room.
Remove yourshoes when entering a client’s home. You should bring slippers to wear.
Wash your handsimmediately after arriving and before greeting client.
Say hello to your client but do not offer to shake hands.
Wash hands frequently (for 20 seconds) during your shift.
Wash hands before and after serving client meals or refreshments.
Wash hands before putting on gloves and after removing gloves.
Use proper technique when putting on gloves and removing them.
Wipe down hard surfaces with a disinfectant, including side rails, over bed tray, tables, phone, remote controls or any other hard surface the client, you or others use.
Use Bleach or Lysol to clean if available. If not available, use white vinegar.
Dispose of gloves properly. Use a new pair of gloves each time you provide personal care.
Use the dishwasher, or if the dishwasher is unavailable clean dishes, glassware, and utensils by hand, using hot water while wearing gloves.
Wipe down and disinfect all parcels or groceries that are delivered to client’s home. This includes anything made of cardboard, including cereal boxes, grocery bags, and egg cartons.
Do not take client out for non-essential travel.
COVID Paid Time Off: Compass Care, LLC has created and is providing a special COVID-19 paid time off (PTO) benefit to support employees when they are vaccinated. Please be advised this benefit is not state-mandated and is solely a benefit offered through Compass Care as our way to support our CCAs and from line workers during this pandemic. Click here for our full COVID PTO Policy
Our Employee Portal is the place to find job opportunities, COVID information, employee handbook and more! Check it regularly for the most updated information. Here is some important information to know this week:
We’re updating our systems. Please help by completing this quick form (5 minutes or less) to let us know your skills, certifications, and desired shifts. https://forms.office.com/r/etKDKXqJ2a
We’re hiring!! We find our best caregivers through referrals from our current employees. You can earn $300 if you refer a CCA who works for us for at least 300 hours! We’re also seeking a Clinical Manager and a Clinical Coordinator. If you know of a good candidate, please share these job descriptions and/or send the candidates to Francheska Calderon, firstname.lastname@example.org.
CompassCare is pleased to offer benefits to employees who have worked an average of 30 or more hours per week for a minimum of a six month period. Benefits include Medical, Dental, 401(k) Retirement Plan, FSA Accounts and more!
The health plans are offered through United Healthcare.
CompassCare wants to extend their arms around our team during any loss. All office staff and caregivers impacted by the loss of a client are welcome to utilize our Bereavement Counseling benefit. CompassCare has partnered with the Bereavement Counseling Center at Tree House, and we provide a limited number of sessions in person in Scarsdale, NY or though telehealth. If you are interested in bereavement counseling please reach out to Francheska Calderon or Sally Darrow for further information.
Tickets at Work
We have partnered with Tickets at Work to provide our employees with discounts on shopping, travel, and more!
Each CCA will be assigned a Divvy card. This card is to be used for purchases that are made for clients, so that you will not need to use cash or credit card. This card is like a credit card, so keep it safe! When you receive your Divvy card, follow these instructions:
After hours or on weekends, please direct calls to the AOD first. If the AOD does not pick up immediately, leave a voicemail and send a text. THEN please call the BAOD. If the BAOD does not pick up, please leave a voicemail and send a text.