News

Read about recent changes, updates and improvements at Embrace Care Management.

Bee’s Knees Award – June

Our June Bees Knees Award goes to Wendy! Wendy is a Managed Care Companion (MCC) who has picked up numerous shifts last minute to help out her clients. She has been reliable & flexible ensuring her client’s needs are met. Wendy is always kind, respectful & compassionate to her clients & their families making her an outstanding member of the Embrace Team. Thank you Wendy for your continued dedication to Embrace & our clients!

 

 

 

 

Pictured from left to right: Mary (owner/founder), Heidi (Home Care Manager), Wendy (award recipient), Kirstin (Home Care Manager)

 

Compassion Fatigue Retreat

Embrace sponsored an inaugural REtreat on May 18th at Southside Alliance in Sheboygan.  There were four inspiring speakers which left attendees feeling REplenished, REjuvenated and REfreshed!  In addition to the amazing speakers, attendees were treated to 13 vendors who marketed their fun & uplifting products and services.  Below are pictures from the event.  Thanks to all who participated!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bee’s Knees Award

Starting in February 2018, one of our Managed Care Companions will be awarded the Bee’s Knees Award.  This is a slang term used in the past to describe the awesomeness of a person. Home Care Managers will give this award to individuals who display a positive attitude, quality of care, willingness to pick up shifts, teamwork, attendance, problem-solving and professionalism.

The award for March was given to Kathy. Kathy has picked up, switched hours & even changed shifts to help accommodate her fellow MCCs. She is calm, professional & caring while with her clients. She is truly a dedicated & integral part of the Embrace Team. Congrats Kathy and thank you for being awesome!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Embrace is Excited to Announce our Innovative  Pilot Program…  Neighborhood Assisted Care (NAC) 

Clients are able to remain in the comfort of their own home with 24-hour support from a group of “mobile” caregivers dedicated to an assigned “Neighborhood”.  Depending on level of care, each client in the “Neighborhood” receives 4 – 8 short visits per day.  NAC was started to meet client needs in the most economical way possible. Over the years, we have had many clients who did not need nor want a minimum 2-hour shift as provided in traditional hourly care (which we do still provide for those clients who need/prefer that service). We also understand that 24/7 in home care with traditional hourly caregivers is often cost prohibitive. NAC provides 24/7 care at a more affordable rate because the cost of care is spread over more than one client in the “Neighborhood”.  We also recognize that the vast majority of seniors would prefer to stay in their owns; NAC gives them that option.  The idea of doing some form of “Neighborhood” care, is something Embrace has been considering for several years. While attending a conference, Embrace’s owner learned of an out of state agency who has been successful in implementing this type of care. That was the encouragement needed to put Embrace’s pilot into motion! The Embrace Team has worked collaboratively for several months to work out the details of the pilot.  The first pilot “Neighborhood” began receiving care in the Summer of 2017.  Call Embrace today to learn

Congratulations Mary!

Congratulations to our owner/founder, Mary Pitsch, on her recent recognition from the Aging Life Care Association for her service as Treasurer and Vice President on their Midwest Chapter Board of Directors! Check out the newsletter article to read more about her contribution!