Last week we asked,
As a result, you flooded us with emails requesting
information on the best way to inspire a team of caregivers.
It was exciting to see so many employers taking
the time to learn about and plan strategies to motivate their care teams.
Then, as if on cue, a story appeared in our newsfeed that made all of our hearts sing!
Assisted Living Services, a home care provider in Connecticut goes above and beyond to motivate their team. They started a new program that awards $5,000 each month to an outstanding caregiver on their team.
You can read the story HERE. The program’s first honoree, Nana Watson, was presented with the award in a surprise ceremony on March 26 while she was caring for client Ann Mulready at her home.
How do they decide?
To select the winning caregiver each month, ALS clients are surveyed at random by Homecare Pulse. Clients or family members get the opportunity to rate the quality of care provided and can even mention caregivers who go “above and beyond.”
The caregiver with the highest quality score earns the prestigious and well-deserved recognition for their outstanding work.
Incentives and genuine appreciation for staff members are just a few of the reasons ALS has a high employee retention rate with some employees still working for the agency for nearly two decades.
What else can you do?
Not every employer can afford to give a monthly $5,000 award. But that shouldn’t stop you from putting an incentive program in place!
Download 38 Ways to Motivate Your Caregiver Team.
In it you’ll learn 38 things you can do to keep your caregiver team loyal, energized, and motivated.