In the seven years of running Guided Living, this is one of the messages that has made me the happiest to write. Starting on April 11, the pay rate for all shifts will be increased to $20.35 and we will be establishing “shift insurance.” Here’s why and what it all means.
This past year has made a lot of us think about our future and I’ve been spending much of this time reflecting on what the next seven years will look like for our team and Guided Living. We have always strived to offer the highest level of care. That means providing excellent communication, Registered Nurse oversight, consistency and reliability of care staff that many other agencies have lost, and committing to do everything in our power to make sure our care team, clients, and everyone’s families are as safe as possible. As an organization, we always go the extra mile to provide our highest quality of care and safety. Without any doubt, Guided Living’s premium level of care is because of you and our entire caregiver team. It is you that makes us exceptional and allows us to bring the highest level of service to our clients.
To ensure that over the next seven years and beyond we continue to deliver this high-quality care by an extraordinary team, I have decided that Guided Living must care for our caregivers in the way you have cared for this team and our families. So, starting on April 11, the pay rate for all shifts will be increased to $20.35. We will also start a new benefit for caregivers called “shift insurance.” This means that if your shift is cancelled within 24 hours of the start time and we are unable to reschedule those hours, you will be paid the full amount that you were originally expecting.
I feel so lucky to work with you and every member of our team. Since day one, the mission of our company has been to provide the highest level of in-home care to seniors. This has never been clearer to me than seeing how you all have handled the last 12 months of the pandemic. I appreciate you, as do our clients and their families very much.
Thank you for everything you do, and here’s to the next seven years!