Awards

Careforce receives 2017 Best of Home Care Employer Choice Award – 2nd year in a row

Careforce has just announced that they have received the best of Home Care Employer Choice Award for 2017.  This award is based on feedback and employee satisfaction scores in relation to In Home Care Agencies.  Careforce ranks among the best employers of In Home Care providers and is located right here in the Seattle and Bellevue Metropolitan Area.

“We want to congratulate CareForce on receiving the Best of Home Care Employer of Choice Award,” says Aaron Marcum, CEO and founder of Home Care Pulse. “Since this award is based on employee feedback, it demonstrates their dedication to providing the highest quality of care with a focus on employee satisfaction. We are pleased to recognize CareForce’s dedication to quality, professionalism and expertise in home care.”

Careforce receives 2016 Best of Home Care Employer Choice Award

Careforce has just announced that they have received the best of Home Care Employer Choice Award for 2016.  This award is based on feedback and employee satisfaction scores in relation to In Home Care Agencies.  Careforce ranks among the best employers of In Home Care providers and is located right here in the Seattle Metropolitan Area.

“We want to congratulate CareForce on receiving the Best of Home Care Employer of Choice Award,” says Aaron Marcum, CEO and founder of Home Care Pulse. “Since this award is based on employee feedback, it demonstrates their dedication to providing the highest quality of care with a focus on employee satisfaction. We are pleased to recognize CareForce’s dedication to quality, professionalism and expertise in home care.”

HCAW Home Care Aide of the Year 2015

Kathy E. – NAR – CareForce

Kathy E., NAR, an outstanding member of the CareForce team for over 13 years was recognized by the Home Care Association (HCAW) as the Home Care Aide of the Year for 2015. Kathy was chosen from many excellent home care aides throughout Washington who were nominated for this special honor. Kathy’s special ability to work with memory impaired clients and her willingness to fill in on short notice when needed were among the reasons Kathy was selected. CareForce is extremely honored that Kathy earned this well deserved honor. This is the 4th time in 15 years that a CareForce Home Care Aide has received this coveted award. Kathy was joined at the HCAW’s annual conference on April 17th by members of her family and Jolene and Elizabeth as her special CareForce operation staff. This is the 4th time in 15 years that a CareForce Home Care Aide was honored by HCAW. Congratulations Kathy!

CareForce Honored with 3 Statewide Awards from the Home Care Association of Washington, April 2013

The Home Care Association of Washington (HCAW) is the largest and most diverse home-care association in Washington State. HCAW Members include home health, home care, hospice, and hospice care providers who deliver an impressive array of health-related services in the homes of their clients. At the HCAW Annual Awards Banquet, CareForce employees accepted three statewide awards for 2013.

HCAW Home Care Aide of the Year 2013

Jenelle C. – HCA – CareForce

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Jenelle C. (center) was awarded the HCAW Caregiver of the Year Award. Jenelle is a warm, funny, and very capable home-care aide who has been providing her services to CareForce clients for almost 10 years. The award was presented by HCAW President, Terri Wallin, RN, MHA (left) and Emmy Award Nominee Deborah Horne (right), from KIRO TV.

 

Community Service Person of the Year  2013

Lara D. – Careforce

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Lara , Director of Finances, was awarded the HCAW Community Service Person of the Year. Lara received this award for her focus on community service and her ability to draw her coworkers into service. Lara rides in the Bike MS Washington every year, walks in local fundraising activities for Alzheimer’s and cancer awareness, and was responsible for bringing a local Girl Scout troop to walk with seniors in the Sound Steps Program sponsored by the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department.

 

HCAW’s Online University’s First E-Learning Leader

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The Excellence in E-Learning Award was given to CareForce as a company as our employees “out learned” all other 48 agencies across the state by completing the most online courses with the HCAW Online University. This award was presented by Doris V., RN (right), to one of our top learners, Essie J. (left), and Esther C. (center), CareForce Director of Human Resources.

 

 

 


CareForce Selected “Best in Home Care – Home Health” for the Second Year in a Row by an Independent Advisory Panel of Geriatric Experts in the Washington Senior Living Guide

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This is what the Washington Senior Living Guide distinguished Panel had to say about CareForce in November 2011:

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The 2011-2012 Advisory Panel included:

Nancy R. Hooyman, Ph.D, Panel Chair – The Hooyman Professor of Gerontology and Dean Emeritus, School of Social Work, University of Washington; Dr. Hooyman is nationally renowned for her expertise in gerontology and caregiving.

Kathleen O’Connor – A well-known health industry analyst, the founder of CodeBlueNow!, and a former guest columnist for The Seattle Times.

Mary Lynn Pannen, R.N., B.S.N., C.C.M. – President and CEO of Sound Options, Inc.; formerly Director of Allenmore Retirement Living; Board Member Washington Private Duty Association.

Greg Scully – Corporate Relations Manager, Seattle University; formerly Sales Director at Group Health Cooperative.


CareForce Selected “Best in Home Care – Home Health” by an Independent Advisory Panel of Geriatric Experts in the new edition of the Washington Senior Living Guide

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This is what the Washington Senior Living Guide distinguished Panel had to say about CareForce in November 2010:

“A FAMILY-OWNED company, CareForce has been providing care and support to seniors and people with chronic illness in King and Snohomish Counties for more than 10 years. Services are adapted as needs change: By offering home health care, home care and geriatric care management, CareForce meets a wide range of needs, allowing seniors to remain at home even though their care requirements change over time. A passion for quality: Care without compromise, exceptional customer service and extraordinary employees are the foundation on which the company has been built. A full range of services: Including personal care (bathing, dressing, grooming), household tasks (meal preparation, light housekeeping, laundry, companionship (conversation, driving to the doctor), respite care (filling in for a regular caregiver), hourly home care (4-12 hour shifts), live-in care, overnight companion care, brief caregiver visits, nurse delegation (medication administration) and skilled nursing. Knowledgeable owners: Susan “Sam” Miller earned a Masters of Nursing from the University of Washington and Diedrich Meinken holds a Masters of Social Work from Eastern Washington University.”

“The Best in Senior Living – looking for a facility or home care for your parents or yourself? Our list of the finest in Washington State – as determined by our advisor panel of judges – is an excellent place to start.” – Washington Senior Living Guide

The 2011-2012 Advisory Panel included:

Nancy R. Hooyman, Ph.D, Panel Chair – The Hooyman Professor of Gerontology and Dean Emeritus, School of Social Work, University of Washington; Dr. Hooyman is nationally renowned for her expertise in gerontology and caregiving.

Christine Himes Fordyce, M.D. – Family physician and Geriatrician; Medical Director of the Healthy Aging Project, Group Health Cooperative.

Kathleen O’Connor – A well-known health industry analyst, the founder of CodeBlueNow!, and a former guest columnist for The Seattle Times.

Mary Lynn Pannen, R.N., B.S.N., C.C.M. – President and CEO of Sound Options, Inc.; formerly Director of Allenmore Retirement Living.

Greg Scully – Corporate Relations Manager, Seattle University; formerly Sales Director at Group Health Cooperative.


The Home Care Association of Washington Announces 2011 Washington Award Winners WIZARD AWARD WINNER – 2011 Sam Miller, RN, MN, ARNP – Co-Owner – CareForce

One of the privileges given to the President (of HCAW) each year is the selection of one person for the Wizard Award. This person is recognized for outstanding and remarkable service to the Association and to the home-care industry in our State. The individual is designated as the “Wizard” and is given possession of the Wizard traveling trophy for the year that follows.

This year President Donna Goodwin presented the Wizard Award to Susan “Sam” Miller. As a private duty owner, she is among her peers with an uphill battle to define what they do and defend a quality business. Sam has done this with HCAW representing private duty and with her business. Her business, CareForce, has received the finalist award for the people’s choice for a place of employment.

In addition, she has embraced and implemented the Care Transition Intervention program for patients with a coaching approach to care. She was one of the first in the industry to embrace Eric Coleman’s transition work.

Sam started her service to HCAW on the Board in 2005 as a business owner of a Private Duty agency. We welcomed her insight and prospective. She has contributed to our advocacy efforts, education programs, member recruiting and retention, and newsletter articles, and now she will go on to share her many talents with the Alliance Board. She has been a great board member and a great voice for Private Duty providers. She will be missed as an HCAW Board member and has done a phenomenal job on the 2011 conference committee.

Congratulations, Sam Miller, on a well-deserved honor!


HCAW Home Care Aide of the Year 2011

Jessie S. – CNA – CareForce

Jessie has elevated the stature of live-in caregiving in the Puget Sound area during her six-year tenure at CareForce. Live-in caregiving is a specialty. Caregivers need to leave their homes for three to four days at a time and give over their lives to the client’s needs for that period of time. Jessie does this with compassion, empathy, and an attention to detail that makes every client and family feel special and like they are the most important person in the universe. She is truly a gem and a wonder at her ability to give care three to four days per week all year.


HCAW Support Staff of the Year 2011

Elizabeth K. – CNA – CareForce

Elizabeth has been a home-care specialist or staffer at CareForce for four years and was a caregiver for one year prior to her staffing. During her tenure as a staffer, she has learned the skills of direct and clear communication that make her a favorite with clients. While Elizabeth is part of a team, she is a general in her own right of being able to keep everybody happy: nurses, caregivers, clients, and other operations staff. She has the ability to develop balanced teams of caregivers when a client requires more than one caregiver, negotiate with RNs and MSWs regarding placing the right caregiver with the right client, understand the nuances in the needs of the clients, client’s families, and caregivers, and bring her understanding to the care-planning process to create respectful relationships with very choosy clients. She is truly amazing every day that she brings her skills to CareForce.


CareForce Selected as 2010 Finalist – Favorite Small Company in Snohomish County in the PEOPLE’S PICKS at NWJOBS.org

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Based upon voting by the public, CareForce is proud to announce our selection as a Finalist for the 2010 Favorite Small Company (under 250 employees) in Snohomish County!  We are proud that our employees, customers and colleagues recognize CareForce as a great place to work. That is not by accident.

The CareForce Mission is To Improve the Quality of Care for Vulnerable People.
It includes the following paragraph:

“We achieve our mission by recruiting, training, placing, and supporting exceptional caregivers and related healthcare staff. We select professional caregivers with experience and qualifications that exceed licensing requirements and industry standards. We treat our caregivers with fairness and respect, provide them with industry-leading compensation, offer them continuous training, and support them with a team of Home Care Specialists, Registered Nurse supervisors 24 hours every day.”

This recognition by nwjobs.org is a tribute to each of our Team members who make work at CareForce rewarding in so many ways each day!

CareForce is also proud to note that we are the ONLY Home Care or Home Health Company selected as a FINALIST in all the categories and regions of this prestigious People’s Picks 2010.


Five To Be Honored for Good Business in Snohomish County by the South Snohomish County Chamber of Commerce

LYNNWOOD — The South Snohomish County Chamber of Commerce will honor five businesses and organizations for their quality and community service during a March 25 luncheon. The organization’s 17th annual Business Excellence Awards will be presented from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lynnwood Convention Center.

“Each of the 2009 Business Excellence Award recipients demonstrate leadership and a continued commitment to our communities through best business practices and local stewardship,” said Jean Hales, chamber chief executive and president.

The honorees include:
CareForce.   The health care business, which offers home care, geriatric care and skilled nursing services for older adults, was honored for exceptional service, family values and professional ethics. The company, which has about 100 employees, is known for community service, best business practices and improving care for vulnerable people, chamber officials said.

Electronic Business Machines.   Owner Dick Schlosser was recognized for quality customer service and for “loyal support of numerous community organizations,” including the chamber and the Rotary Club.

Sterling Savings Bank.   The bank was cited for its high level of financial services to its customers and to managing a safe and sound financial institution. Chamber officials said it also believes in improving communities it serves.

Volunteers of America.   The agency was honored for developing partnerships between the community and businesses to help people and solve complex service issues. It also was noted for working to empower diverse groups and to help individuals and families succeed.

Snohomish County Business Journal.   The monthly business journal, among The Herald group of companies, was lauded for its dedication to “providing quality and relevant news to the local community.”

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