Senior1Care to Train Much Needed Health Care Workers
In response to Governor Eric Holcomb’s executive order to alleviate the extreme strain COVID- 19 has put on our health care systems, Senior1Care and Legacy C.N.A. Training, began working with the Indiana Health Care Association & Indiana State Department of Health to help develop a condensed training course for temporary Personal Care Attendants or PCAs.
Personal Care Attendants perform resident care procedures that are part of the training required to earn a Certified Nursing Assistant, or CNA, certification. They do things like getting patients up in the morning, bathing and toileting, serving meals and taking temperatures.
This basic skills training will begin next week in a fully equipped Noblesville training classroom. The large classroom is complete with two hospital beds, patient mannequins, a wheelchair, and all the equipment needed to start the PCA training right away. The certification takes a minimum of 5 hours classroom & 3 hours simulation/demonstration as compared to 3 weeks of accelerated training for the CNA course. Once completed, the PCA receives a letter of certification that can get them a job that day. Even better, Legacy CNA is offering the course for free as a public service.
Nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, and other places where seniors live are desperate for additional health care workers due to the coronavirus pandemic, and that includes the immediate need for CNAs. The addition of temporary PCAs will help ease this shortage and supply needed support to the healthcare industry.
Legacy CNA Training is Senior1Care’s training school and is the top CNA training school in the state. The training for CNAs is rigorous, and after the training is complete students must pass a state exam to receive their certification.
Patrick Broccolo, Co-Owner at Senior1Care, said “Once the coronavirus crisis eases, PCAs will be encouraged to continue their education for a CNA certification.” The state has added provisions that will allow the PCA training to be counted towards a CNA certification.
For more information visit: LegacyCNATraining.com/personal-care-attendant
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Crises mean Opportunities for Small Businesses
Small businesses are more flexible, leaner, agile, and able to react faster to abrupt and sudden changes in the world. The current crisis is requiring the small businesses to pick up the slack, fill in the gaps that that our larger counterparts are unable to do.
This can be made more challenging by Stay@Home orders. But such an order need not mean the end of business. Just a change to business as usual.
Through a combination of cloud services, such as Office365, VPN, and remote desktop options, we can help you and your staff maintain work cycles from outside the office. Most VoIP phone systems will allow staff to either receive business calls on their smart phones or the desk phone can be connected to the home broadband.
And most of the tools needed to implement are already available in most businesses.
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Last week we heard from Kimble Richardson about stress and mental health during these tough times. Below is a link to the podcast and a PDF called Taking Care of your Behavioral Health: Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation during an Infectious Disease Outbreak.
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Navigating These Challenging Times – A Resource Guide for Small Businesses
As COVID-19 impacts our communities, we’ve all paused a time or two, or several these past couple of
weeks. For many people, small business owners included, you didn’t get into entrepreneurship because
you like looking at balance sheets or profit and loss statements. However, that is one of the first things
small business owners should be looking at. As we navigate these challenging times, we are here to
offer helpful resources for you to better pilot.
1. Assess the Balance Sheet and Protect Cash Flow.
Review your Balance Sheet and look for ways to offset costs during these times. Expense Management
and Cash Flow will be the lifeblood of your business, assess the cash levels and look for efficiencies to
help short term hiccups. Can you reduce inventory costs without sacrificing quality or convenience for
clients? Most importantly, be agile! Being nimble and ready to pivot when needed gives many small
businesses the advantage during tough times. Always plan for your next move!
2. Reach Out to Your Vendors.
Should you find yourself needing to consider rearranging how and when to make certain payments, you
may decide to have conversations with your vendors to arrange alternate payment options aside from
direct debit. To dial in more direct control of your account activity, you could choose to originate ACH
transactions or, potentially, send checks when appropriate. If this is a step you decide to take, make sure
to contact your vendors (both verbally and in writing) and state that you would like to turn the direct
debit function off/revoke authorization, and that you prefer to set up an alternate payment
arrangement. You should also request that the revocation of your previous debit authorization be
provided in writing, so that you can maintain a copy for your records
Remember that you can monitor daily activity through your Business Online Banking platform. Other
options to monitor activity could include Check and ACH Positive Pay, just ask your bank contact for
more information about the services they can provide. Keep in mind that your bankers are there to be
your advocates, so don’t hesitate to contact them with questions or concerns.
3. Monitor Your Accounts.
The great news in banking is you can monitor your accounts from anywhere. You can bank online,
mobile, and some banks have Video Banking Machines to help you monitor, transact, and manage your
4. Call Your Bank.
Don’t shy away from this conversation. Reach out to your banker, believe it or not we want to hear
from you. Many bankers have resources ready to share with you such as disaster assistance from the
SBA https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance . To be eligible for an economic injury
disaster loan through the SBA, you'll need to be located in a disaster-declared country or contiguous
county. This type of loan is open to private organizations or small business owners who have sustained
economic injury because of the declared disaster. For owners and employees there is also an upcoming
webinar found here https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/7739395683332749323 from the Indiana
5. Stay Vigilant.
Unfortunately, the COVID-19 hasn’t halted scammers. Being mindful to slow down, assess information
that is being presented, and relying on experts around you are all great best practices. If something
sounds too good to be true, it likely is. With emotions high this often when scammers will prey on the
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Now that Governor Holcomb’s stay at home order is in effect, news stations are seeing increases in viewership as people look to their local teams for the most up to date information. We are WRTV have seen these increases in adults 18+ during our various news times:
In addition to broadcast, we can also help you target the cord cutters who are catching up on their shows on connected television channels. You can use the same targeting capabilities that are available with digital advertising using these “stations.”
I would be more than happy to talk to you regarding your current business and how we can help you connect with your clients during this time.
Old Nation Bank has put together a resource page for their clients (link) and businesses (link). The information provided on these pages is updated as the situation continues to develop.
They have also put together an article by Ryan Kremer, Chief Information Security Officer at Old National. In this role, he and his team work daily to educate clients about detecting and avoiding possible scams.
Click here to read the article.
Do you want to learn from someone who has lived and thrived through multiple crises over the past fifty years? Join me and other business leaders during four one-hour sessions thinking into how to apply John Maxwell’s principles of Leading Through Crisis.
During this virtual group thinking partner time I will facilitate a time to help business leaders and owners discuss and set personal action steps for leading through crisis. How we lead ourselves and others during this challenge will poise us for greater results when it ends.
Go here to register for this leaders roundtable/mastermind and contact me with questions or if you would benefit from a thinking partner during this time.
Trends for Tails Resale Boutique
Trends for Tails Resale Boutique is a is a donation based, upscale resale boutique owned and operated by the Humane Society for Hamilton County. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society and our shelter pets. Our boutique features new and almost new women’s and men’s clothing, shoes, accessories and home decor. Like our Facebook Page to get the most up to date deals and sales! We still need your support to help care for the animals at the Humane Society for Hamilton County. Please shop at our online Poshmark store and anything you order will be shipped to you.
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Humane Society for Hamilton County
As the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak continues to grow, our top priority is the health and safety of our community while keeping our lifesaving commitment to the animals depending on us.
In response to the increasing concern regarding COVID-19, the Humane Society for Hamilton County is closing to the public and ceasing adoptions effective immediately. We are accepting foster applications but most remaining animals are for experienced fosters and people that are already enrolled in our foster system. More info is available here: http://www.hamiltonhumane.com/how-to-help/foster
These proactive measures are being taken in an effort to keep our staff, volunteers, and customers safe, follow the recommendations of public health officials, and focus our team and resources to maximize our lifesaving impact. We are closely monitoring the situation and making real-time adjustments as needed. Stay updated by visiting our COVID-19 page at www.HamiltonHumane.com/COVID19.
We will continue accepting Hamilton County's lost, stray, and unwanted animals with updated hours. If you are surrendering an animal, bringing in a stray or looking for a lost pet, please call ahead at (317) 773-4974. Our hours for intake and looking for a lost pet will be Sunday-Saturday 8am-5pm.
The Humane Society for Hamilton County, just like most organizations, is having to do extra work in response to this virus and is already feeling the financial impact. As with all healthcare institutions and first responders, the care for these animals must continue. The animals depend on us 365 days a year--no matter what. Our staff, volunteers and fosters will continue to care for the animals during these difficult times. So please remember as we all work through this that we need the continued support of our community partners, sponsors, and YOU, to provide the care each animal deserves.
Please help us with our greatest, most urgent needs.
Donate: During this crucial time, funds are more critical than ever to help us keep operations flowing and to get needed supplies. Please consider making a donation in support of the animals in our care at bit.ly/hshcdonate
Contribute Supplies: To help with needed supplies, please visit our wish list at www.HSHCWishList.com
If you don’t already have one, please create an emergency plan for your pet. Make sure pets are wearing identification, have crates and extra supplies and food. Also, identify a caregiver who can help take care of your pet in case you become ill.
We have put together 3 Members 3 Resources. When our members send us information on ways that they can help, we will put together that information and make sure we can provide that information to our members. Here are our 3 Members with 3 Resources we have for you today.
Fellow OneZone members, as businesses owners we are all feeling the pain of these unprecedented times. We understand that one of your largest expenses as a business is your real estate costs. When income starts to dry up, the stress of these payments are real. As a firm that specializes in commercial real estate, we would like to extend our services to you for a free consultation. We understand every business owner’s situation is as unique as the solutions we can offer; however by understanding your specific situation we can advise you on how to minimize your financial exposure during this difficult time. At a minimum we recommend taking the following action:
Immediate Action Item: Reach out to your landlord or bank and have a candid conversation with them about your situation and outlook. Having that conversation before it gets any worse is vital. Asking for relief of payment for a few months and adding those payments on the back end of the contract, is one strategy that has worked well for other clients.
With over 40 years of combined experience, we have seen and been through it all. Hopefully, we can make a positive impact on your business to help weather the storm. Feel free to call or email to schedule a time to discuss.
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With the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the thought on many small and medium-sized business owners minds is “how can I protect my employees and yet ensure that they can work securely from home”. Obviously, a large challenge is to make the employees’ environments as user friendly and familiar as possible.
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As the COVID-19 threat grows, it can be tough to discern what to do, what sources to trust, and how to respond appropriately as a business leader. In this post, we’ve compiled simple but high-impact guidance to help you clarify next steps, and resources to help you move forward.
1. Only share responsible, verified information.
With pandemic updates changing so quickly, your employees and customers can feel overwhelmed or fall for disinformation. The World Health Organization alerts us to inoculate against the Coronavirus “infodemic” by sharing only verified, reliable info.
To help with that, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) created an infographic to simplify your info-gathering so your communications with clients, partners and employees are rooted in facts, not rumors or falsehoods.
Put simply, PRSA recommends checking on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization three times each day for the most accurate, up-to-date information.
2. Be transparent, truthful, timely.
The PRSA also notes that transparency and truthfulness are in your best interest, even if you have to admit some gaps, missteps or challenges. “Honesty is fundamental to gaining and maintaining public trust,” its website reads, and transparency builds your credibility in the marketplace.
PRSA experts also recommend you communicate frequently with both customers and employees, establishing a “regular communication path as the authentic and accurate source.”
3. Mind your community.
Paul Argenti, a corporate communications expert writing for the Harvard Business Review, argues that at the very least, your organization should do its best to ensure it doesn’t harm the community. At the same time, this crisis is an opportunity to strengthen relationships with your local community.
Can you provide resources such as cleaning supplies or food to people or nonprofits in need? Can you find a way to ease fears or pressure on employees, customers, or fellow citizens? At a minimum, be clear and honest about what’s happening, versus going radio silent, Argenti cautions. “You can also share ways in which you’re helping your local, national, or global community,” he adds.
4. Create, review or revise your business recovery plan.
Many organizations have a crisis response plan, but not a business continuity one — or vice versa. If you’re experiencing downtime amidst the COVID-19 crisis, use it to create or finetune your response and recovery plans.
As conditions shift in the coming weeks, adapt and improve continuously to minimize losses now, and boost your resilience when the next crisis hits.
5. Shift your sales or customer care to online.
Whether or not you’ve had to shut your doors, it’s wise to shift your sales and customer support online to avoid heavy losses, recommends the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “If you’re closing your store, find ways to keep your employees earning a paycheck by selling on social media, putting your email list to good use or using a video tool to reach new leads,” they explain.
What’s the next thing you can do to reduce risks to people and profits? The following resources can be helpful. As usual, don’t hesitate to ask for help.
Like you, we’ve been carefully monitoring the news regarding the Corona virus (COVID-19). And like you, we’re making changes to the way we do business.
Consequently, beginning today, all our meetings will be conducted electronically, and our scheduled in-person events postponed until it’s reasonable to continue. There was no April luncheon scheduled in 2020, so our largest monthly event is currently unaffected.
The mayors of both of our communities have made their policies and updates public and will be providing news on a regularly-scheduled basis as necessary. Here are links to both:
Additionally, below are links to a variety of other informational sites, which we’ll be updating and sending:
Carmel Clay Schools information regarding the COVID-19 virus.
Hamilton Southeastern Schools information regarding the COVID-19 virus.
To provide greater context on COVID-19, here are a few links to resources that might be useful:
As an organization in business for business, we recognize the challenges this extraordinary situation places on you and your employees. If you’re like us, you were looking forward to the weekend, which would include dinner at one of our communities’ great restaurants, some basketball, and maybe some shopping too.
So two things: first, local restaurants are upping their already diligent cleanliness game to ensure you can enjoy a great time out without concern. If you’ve decided, however, that you’re going to opt out of going out for a while, go online today and buy a gift certificate at one of our member restaurants in the link below. Secondly, you can do the same at many small businesses. These valued members of our community, and the employees they support, need ours.
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Finally, let us know what you need to stay informed. We’re here to help.
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