Thank you so much for being a part of this incredible award! Can you tell us how you got started with AccuCare and what brought you to this specific career path?
About four years ago I started working for AccuCare and I loved every second of it! At that time my responsibility was to help answer client questions and concerns about their healthcare. I learned a lot during that time and realized that everything I knew was just a few phone calls or messages away. I decided to give myself a new challenge to stay engaged and see how far I could take this. While I wasn’t expecting to receive any recognition for this, I knew I had earned it as an employee.
What would you say is the most important lesson you’ve learned about caregiving so far?
I think it all starts with recognizing that everyone is entitled to their opinion. Personally, I believe everyone needs to be acknowledged for the hard work they do day in and day out for the people in their lives.
How can our readers follow you online to learn more about your work?
What do you think makes your company stand out? Can you share a story?
Our company is small business owned and operated out of St. Louis, MO. This gives us the freedom to be innovative and take risks when it comes to creating and delivering our services to the community.
Can you share a story about the funniest mistake you made when you were first starting? Can you tell us what lesson or takeaway you learned from that?
It was a mistake I made in my first week of work. As I was trying to figure out how to utilize the free online video training material that the company provided, I had the idea to create a leaderboard to help my clients get accountability on their team members. From that mistake, I learned that if there is a leaderboard for anything, there needs to be a leaderboard for accountability, because mistakes happen. That ‘that’ is why we add in an online training based on the outcome of those mistakes. We understand that making mistakes within a team can absolutely keep a team together but at the same time will also help form a team that truly cares and is committed to the collective outcome.
About Social Empowerment Council is a collaboration of disability organizations delivering peer and community education to address social and cultural barriers that limit people with disabilities from attaining their potential. We come together to share knowledge and improve advocacy so that people with disabilities can thrive.
Approximately 101 years ago, a tragic fire destroyed the Psychiatry Building in St. Louis, MO. Recognizing the need to rebuild community, the city commissioned the artists of Pile Design Studio to reimagine what could have been the Psychiatry building alongside the Jefferson Memorial. Together, designers and laborers put together a memorable and engaging reminder to heal. Sometimes what’s possible can only be imagined. Here in St. Louis, some of the pieces that were put together are on display in a new Exhibit curated by The Architecture Perkins + Will which runs through September 5.
As mentioned earlier, VOYCE is a service organization with a core theme of Changing Unity Through Action. For more information, visit the organization’s website. Kim Bayne is a current recipient of one of the grants that supports VOYCE. They also have a free mobile application for easy scheduling of care and an online chat service and need in home health care.
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