Lisa Shardon, President and CEO of Home Health Companions, spoke with CBS news in an interview this week. The subject of the interview was the company’s active hiring, even in this time when unemployment in the state and around the nation is at record highs.
Home Health Companions is currently looking for caregivers, certified nursing assistants, and nurses who love to work with elderly people. Requirements and other details for these openings can be viewed on the careers page.
Lisa spoke with CBS earlier this week and talked about the company, its values, and the pressing need to hire. In-home care has always been an essential service, but now, with many families moving loved ones back home around concerns of COVID-19, the need for in-home services is greater than ever.
In the interview, Lisa talked about Home Health Companions and the reach of its private duty nursing, caregiver, and aging life care services. She talked about the specialized care offered for dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancer and hospice care that the company provides in 13 counties across the Metroplex.
Many of these open positions are supported by a unique Home Health Companion continuing education curriculum, too. The CNA, nurse and concierge caregiver roles each include access to the new Home Health Companions University that was launched earlier this year. This proprietary curriculum provides paid training to learn and grow into specialized levels of care.
Lisa also had the opportunity to talk about the benefits offered by the company. Those benefits include:
- Affordable medical benefits
- Dental benefits
- Vision benefits
- Affordable life insurance
- On-call incentives
- Employee and client referral bonuses
- A unique mentoring program
- And continuing education
All training is provided by the company to new hires along with recognition and rewards for performance.
Pay is commensurate with experience.
How has COVID-19 affected the company?
Home Health Companions had to make immediate operational and structural adjustments to continue serving an at-risk client base in the time of COVID-19.
Some of the changes implemented have included rigorous infection protocols to protect both clients and staff, close compliance with all CDC and HHS guidelines, PPE provided to caregivers, plus testing and daily screening for COVID-19 and related symptoms.
In parallel with these necessary precautions, Home Health Companions has seen an uptick in client needs, though visits that can be performed via telemedicine now are following that new model. As a product of the increased need for in-home care services, Home Health Companions is now looking for those possible super-hero team members who are motivated to make a difference in the lives of local families.
Watch Lisa’s interview here: