At LIFE Home Health, our vision is to create one million moments of joy in the lives of our clients, employees, and community. We take an integrative approach, spending the time to understand each client’s passion and purpose to guide their plan of care.
Our team members are Engagement Specialists who live by our core values of living fully, inspiring others, having fun with purpose and engaging the community.
“We don’t just have our vision and our values posted on the wall – we live it every day,” says Karen Kalinowski, Director of HR.
Karen understands that success of a match between a client and one of our Engagement Specialists starts with hiring people who live our values.
“I look for their smile – that twinkle in their eye – and when they start to talk about their experience, you can almost tell immediately if they have passion for it.”
Employees first attend Inspiration Day where “we help the new team member realize they’re not just treating a client and their diagnosis – they’re going to be engaging that client completely and fully,” notes Karen.
“Many of our clients are living with Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s or another form of Dementia. It’s important to remember they had a life before this disease, and they still have that life. We really want our Engagement Specialists to engage in the things that matter most. From someone who loved to swim in the ocean and finding a way to get them back to the beach for a day. To someone who loved to read and talking about books or reading aloud to them. Or someone who played an instrument and arranging for an in-home concert.”
When asked what she believes sets LIFE apart from other providers, Karen doesn’t hesitate.
We won’t accept a case that we don’t think we can handle and do exceedingly well. I think that’s a big distinction,” she says. “With every single client, we continually ask ourselves – where could we improve and where could we grow? Even when things are going really, really well, we’re still talking about it and learning from it.”
Editor’s Note: To learn more about LIFE and the services we offer, give us a call at 239.444.5965 or email email@example.com.