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2016 Employee Car Drawing Winner

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CONGRATULATIONS, DEBRA MAAS!

This year, we were honored to giveaway a brand new Honda Civic to a well-deserving nurse! Read what Debra Maas had to say about getting that surprise phone call on this very special day!

“I can’t believe I won a car! My nursing career started in 2004 as a full time field nurse with AOC. We were small back then, with 80 nurses & 1 office. I have watched the company grow over the years and always enjoy watching the winners of the monthly drawings & car giveaways. 12 years later & I am still a full time field nurse for AOC that now has over 2,000 nurses & 13 offices. On July 11,2016, after a grueling weekend of ‘things gone wrong’ I received a call at home from Bonnie West telling me I had won a car! It is such a great feeling to know that I am appreciated! Thank you Bonnie & the Angels of Care staff for giving me such a great experience!” -Debra Mass, LVN.

 Thank you, Debra Mass for all that you do & for being a loyal team member with Angels of Care! Congrats!

Interested in being eligible for the next car drawing? Apply Today!

Keep Therapy In Texas!

Medically fragile children are at risk of losing therapy services! In response to the 84th Legislative Session budget bill passed in June, the Health and Human Service Commission (HHSC) is proposing to reduce reimbursement rates to Medicaid therapy services by $101 millionand additional $25 millionin policy changes starting 9/1/2015! Call your state legislators and keep therapy in Texas! Speech Therapy Visits to be reduced by 27%

  • Physical and Occupational Therapy Evaluations and Re-Evaluations between 17-53%.
  • HHSC has based this decision on what they say is the “median Texas commercial rate”.  This median commercial rate has not been published and the method by which the commission determined this rate has also not been released to the public.
  • The reduction being applied is currently up to 25% of the entire program’s funding. No other service provider group has received such a drastic cut in the past decade.
  • The Commission has done no analysis of what such a devastating cut would do to the provider network, quality of care and availability of therapy for children with disabilities and elderly adults, as is required by Section 1902 of the Social Security Act.

Please follow the steps below. You are able to click on the links and you will be guided to a page to assist in each step. 1) Call the Capitol or District office of your legislator and ask to speak to the person who handles health care issues.  You can  find your legislator by visiting the website Who Represents Me and typing in your home address. Click the Link, find your legislator! 2) Introduce yourself, tell them you are a constituent and talk about your service area – including how many people work at Angels of Care and how many patients you serve. Angels of Care Therapy Department: 100-120 Therapists and Office Staff

  • Angels of Care Provides Services to an estimated 350 patients. Each patient receives 1-3 disciplines (PT, OT, ST).

3) Call your legislators and invite them to attend the upcoming public rate hearing on July 20th at HHSC. You may use these talking points to discuss therapy rates. $101 millionthrough rate cuts and additional $25 millionin policy changes

  • Speech Therapy Visits to be reduced by 27%
  • Physical and Occupational Therapy Evaluations and Re-Evaluations between 17-53%.

4) How can the legislator help you?  Ask your legislator to weigh-in with the Health and Human Services Commission with a letter or by calling the HHSC Executive Commissioner.  Here is a sample letter that your legislators can use to write to Commissioner Traylor. If a reduction is necessary, request a more reasonable, phased-in reduction after working with stakeholders.

  • Demand that HHSC consider access to care as required in the budget rider in making reductions.

5) Finally, follow-up the phone call with a thank you email to the person you spoke to and/or to your legislator.  In your written correspondence, thank them for their attention to this issue and urge them to attend the public hearing.  Here is a sample letter that you can email to your legislator. 6) If your patients and families would like to do outreach to legislators, here are some sample consumer talking points that they can use. Please share with friends, family, nurses, therapists, and everyone else. If we do not help and support these kids, who will? Providers may not be able to continue services with these dramatic cuts. Thank you so much for doing your part! Share the #keeptherapyintexas and/or the attachment in your social media sites to spread the word! #keeptherapyintexas

Angels of Care Pediatric Home Health holds annual drawing for employee to win a new car!

Angels of Care Pediatric Home Health holds annual drawing for employee to win a new car!

Angels of Care Pediatric Home Health is excited to announce that we will be holding our annual car drawing on July 17, 2015 at 2pm. This year one lucky employee will win a brand new Jeep Patriot! All eligible employees will be entered into the drawing. To be eligible you must be employed for 4 months with a full time status, have no late notes and be in good standing with Angels of Care. We invite everyone to come to the Angels of Care corporate location, 8001 US HWY 75, Sherman, TX 75090, Friday July 17th at 2pm to witness the drawing! Angels of Care truly appreciates their employees and is excited to be able to hold this car drawing to show our appreciation.

About Angels of Care:

We provide children and young adults in need with high quality home health care in a loving, caring and professional manner.
Angels of Care is a nurse owned and operated pediatric home health agency with experienced and knowledgeable staff serving the special needs community of Texas.

Our company provides an array of home health services to pediatric patients in Texas including:

– Private duty nursing
– Skilled nursing
– Respite care
– Attendant care services
– Occupational therapy
– Physical therapy
– Speech therapy

Today we employ more than 2,000 private duty nurses, skilled nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, attendants, and specialists. We care deeply for our communities and dedicate significant time and resources to local events and charities for families with special needs children and young adults. We currently have 13 office locations: Sherman, Austin, Amarillo, Abilene, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Lubbock, Tyler, Texarkana, Wichita Falls, San Angelo, and San Antonio.

Are you a nurse, therapist, or attendant? Would you like to work for the fastest growing pediatric home health agency in Texas? Contact us today and start a bright new future helping those who need you most. Call 855-45-ANGEL or email us at careers@angelsofcare.com. Don’t wait!

Angels of Care offers great new employee benefits with transition to CSI

corporatesolutionsAOC-01Angels of Care Pediatric Home Health is excited to announce that we have hired Corporate Solutions Inc (CSI), a Professional Employer Organization (PEO). Angels of Care Pediatric Home Health values our employees and always looks to provide improved employee benefits. Partnering with CSI opens a co-employment relationship between Angels of Care and CSI. CSI will now be responsible for the administration of all health benefits, workplace safety, and payroll processing. Please note that Angels of Care will continue to have a payroll department submitting payroll to CSI, rather than the company we currently submit to (Paylocity).

Partnering with CSI PEO allows Angels of Care Pediatric Home Health to offer more attractive health benefits to their employees. The partnership will allow Angels of Care to offer their employees a broad range of employee benefits. These benefits include 3 major medical choices, several minimal essential coverage options, short term/long term disability, 401k, and much more! 

 “I am very excited to be able to extend the multiple benefits that CSI offers to the employees of Angels of Care. We want our employees to have best benefits and I know that they will get that with CSI”, said Jessica Riggs, President/CEO.

 This week, Angels of Care employees will receive the new benefit information and will receive forms that MUST be completed in order to transition into the new payroll software. These will be sent via email. If you need the forms mailed to you there will be an option for that as well.

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Angels of Care Announces New President/CEO

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Angels of Care Pediatric Home Health Announces New President/CEO

Angels of Care Pediatric Home Health is pleased to announce that Jessica Riggs, RN, BS Child Development, has been appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer effective June 1, 2015. Jessica is the daughter of former President Bonnie West. Bonnie West, a nurse herself, started her career with special needs children providing direct nursing care to patients in the north Texas area. Bonnie has always led Angels of Care with a passion to improve home healthcare for medically fragile children and the nurses that care for them. Bonnie is certain that Jessica possesses the same vision and values and will continue to lead Angels of Care with the passion that it began with. Jessica is a graduate from Texas Woman’s University in 2008 with a Bachelors of Science in Child Development and Grayson College in 2010 with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing. Bonnie West will remain owner and will continue to have an active role as Chairman on the Board of Directors. Jessica is a seasoned patient advocate and Angels of Care Leader. She has previously been the Vice President for the last 4 years and has worked for Angels of Care since 2003.

Jessica will lead Angels of Care Pediatric Home Health employees to continue the growth of Angels of Care across the state of Texas while ensuring that her mother’s vision of providing a family oriented service to the clients they serve and a workplace that unites all employees within the AOC Family. Jessica will also oversee implementing a new Electronic Health Record system to field staff within the next year.

“I am thrilled and honored to be the President/CEO of Angels of Care. I am passionate about the values of Angels of Care, and I look forward to continuing our mission of providing children and young adults in need with high quality home health care in a loving, caring and professional manner. I will focus on improving the patient experience and making pediatric home health care services simpler for the patient, their families, caregivers, and all of the staff involved in the coordination of the child’s care,” said Riggs. Bonnie West feels optimistic about the future of the agency under the direction of her daughter, Jessica. “I strongly believe my daughter, Jessica, is the right person to lead the organization. Jessica has the experience, knowledge and passion needed to successfully continue the values, vision and mission that I have for this company.”

Angels of Care Pediatric Home Health is a nurse owned and operated home health agency with experienced and knowledgeable staff serving the special needs community of Texas. The company provides an array of home health services to pediatric patients in Texas including: Private Duty nursing, Skilled nursing, Respite care, flexible family support services, personal assistant services, occupational therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, and respiratory therapy.

Today the company employs more than 2,000 passionate private duty nurses, skilled nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, attendants, and specialists. They care deeply for the communities they serve and dedicate significant time and resources to local events and charities for families with special needs children and young adults. They currently serve the entire State of Texas with 13 office locations: Austin, Amarillo, Abilene, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Lubbock, Tyler, Texarkana, Wichita Falls, San Angelo, San Antonio, and Sherman.

Voted Best in Central Texas

We are proud to announce that Angels of Care Pediatric Home Health has been voted “Best in Central Texas” in the Home Health Care section by the Killeen Daily Herald Reader’s Poll.

Angels of Care Pediatric Home Health has been working passionately to strive towards our mission of providing children and young adults in need with high quality home health care in a loving, caring, and professional manner.

“Nothing is more of a compliment to us as an agency than seeing that the community we serve has voted us ‘best,’” said CEO/President Jessica Riggs. “We as an agency, value community involvement and serving the special needs community in Texas. Thank you to every patient, nurse, therapist, attendant, and member of the AOC family; you are the reason we are able to be recognized as the Best Home Health Agency in Central Texas.“

Thank you again, from all of us at Angels of Care Pediatric Home Health.

Are you looking for a pediatric home health agency to take care of your special little Angel? Call 855-45-ANGEL or visit our website at https://angelsofcare.com

About Angels of Care
We provide children and young adults in need with high quality home health care in a loving, caring and professional manner.

Angels of Care is a nurse owned and operated pediatric home health agency with experienced and knowledgeable staff serving the special needs community of Texas.

Our company provides an array of home health services to pediatric patients in Texas including:

– Private duty nursing
– Skilled nursing
– Respite care
– Attendant care services
– Occupational therapy
– Physical therapy
– Speech therapy

Today we employ more than 2,000 private duty nurses, skilled nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, attendants, and specialists. We care deeply for our communities and dedicate significant time and resources to local events and charities for families with special needs children and young adults. We currently have 13 office locations: Sherman, Austin, Amarillo, Abilene, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Lubbock, Tyler, Texarkana, Wichita Falls, San Angelo, and San Antonio.

Are you a nurse, therapist, or attendant? Would you like to work for the fastest growing pediatric home health agency in Texas? Contact us today and start a bright new future helping those who need you most. Call 855-45-ANGEL or email us atcareers@angelsofcare.com. Don’t wait!

To learn more about our pediatric home health services, contact us today! (855) 45-ANGEL

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