At Alacare Home Health and Hospice, 83 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 401 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.21. It was published on Jun 4, 2018. 913 Visitors

What Employees Say

I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
93%
 
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
92%
 
People here are given a lot of responsibility.
91%
 
When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.
89%
 
My work has special meaning: this is not "just a job".
89%
 

What They Do

We asked Alacare Home Health and Hospice to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Alacare provides skilled nursing, rehabilitative, palliative, and hospice care available in the most cost-effective environment, the patient's own home.

About this Company

Website: https://www.alacare.com/ Industry: Health Care
US Headquarters: Birmingham, Alabama, 35244 US Sites: 24
Major Locations: Albertville, Alabama, 35950; Alexander City, Alabama, 35010; Anniston, Alabama, 36207; Montgomery, Alabama, 36106; Mobile, Alabama, 36609; Huntsville, Alabama, 35801; Decatur, Alabama, 35601; Hoover, Alabama, 35216; Gadsden, Alabama, 35901 US Revenues: $114.2 million
Worldwide Revenues: $114.2 million Corporate Structure: Private
Founded: 1970

Alacare Walk Team members

Perks and Programs

We asked Alacare Home Health and Hospice to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Alacare's Hospice & Home Health Fund of Alabama: Created by Alacare's founder to help patients using home health or hospice services who have monetary restrictions that may prohibit them from receiving care in their home, the Hospice & Home Health Fund of Alabama (HHHFA) has proven to be of great benefit to the Alacare staff. The "Fund" is primarily funded by donations from Alacare staff members, but also receives donations from patients and their families, as well as corporate donors. These funds can be requested by Alacare staff when they see a patient in need of financial assistance. Over $200,000.00 in grants were provided in 2017. The benefit of the HHHFA to our staff is beyond measure. Not only does it provide a means for our staff to identify and solve a real family emergency for our patients, but the feeling of making a difference beyond healthcare is what Alacare is all about.
  • Alacare Car Program: Alacare staff who visit patients can qualify for an Alacare Altima eliminating the need to use their personal car for business purposes. Alacare staff traveled a combined 8 million miles in 2017, so the Alacare Car Program is a much-appreciated benefits program for our staff.
  • Alacare 401k Program: Alacare's 401k Retirement Program matches 25% of the first 6% of employees contribution. For those who contribute at least 6% of their income to their 401(k), the match is .25 cents on the dollar. Up to 50% of income can be placed into their 401(k), up to the maximum limits imposed by the federal government, but the Alacare match only pertains to the first 6%.
  • Alacare Gold Star Customer Service: The Alacare Gold Star Customer Service Program recognizes staff who go above and beyond in providing excellent customer service to both patients and fellow staff members. By utilizing peers to submit nominations a wide variety of staff positions are nominated and recognized. Recognition includes a luncheon for all department/branch members of selected nominees, to company-wide awards dinners in an "Oscars" type presentation.
  • Team Alacare: Alacare staff members are encouraged to support local community events, such as charity walks, by entering as Team Alacare. Teams receive Team ALACARE T-shirts for the events and any funds raised are matched by the company. Staff finds this to build both friendships and support for their communities.
  • Alacare Clinical Ladder Program: The Alacare Clinical Ladder Program was developed as a way to recognize the dedication, expertise and professional growth of our clinical staff. The Alacare Clinical Ladder includes Case Manager I and II for Home Health and for Hospice, as well as Wound Therapy Associate (WTA), Certified Hospice Palliative Care Nurse (CHPN), Certified Wound and Ostomy Care Nurse (CWOCN) and Master’s Degree in Nursing (MSN). The program provides education to advance the careers of these Alacare Clinicians.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

$25,300 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Home Care Aide $55,200 Average salary and additional cash compensation for RN Visiting Nurse
0% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 6% of salary72% Company-paid health coverage for employees
72% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 72% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
30 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $2,500 Average Tuition Reimbursement
Alacare Ice Cream Social

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

26 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment Unlimited Sick Paid time off

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

  • Flexible schedule
  • Telecommute option
  • Job sharing
  • Compressed work weeks
  • Onsite Amenities (Chair massages are available in some locations. Discounts on computers, vehicle purchases, amusement parks, destination vacation discounts for lodging and entertainment.)

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 60 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

$700,000 Philanthropic donations in last year

Diversity

  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation

Leadership Diversity

 

Workforce Diversity

 
ALacare St. Pats Day Walk Team

DEMOGRAPHICS

 
Alacare Joyce Turner retirement celebration

How to Get Hired

We asked Alacare Home Health and Hospice for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

At Alacare Home Health & Hospice, we seek staff memebers with Character, Compassion, and a Caring Heart. These three core characteristics along with the professional expertise necessary for the position are what Alacare seeks in a prospective member of the "Alacare Family."

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

By demonstrating experience in related fields and responsibilities prospective employees will be considered. By showing a love for their communities and a commitment to patient care prospective employees will be able to stand out even more.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

Our largest need for 2018 is for experience Registered Nurses with previous Hospice and Home Health experience. The next postion that we will be in the most need of would be therapists, including Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapists and related positions. We are also always in need of the heart of our care, Home Care Aides, these staff members provide personal care to our patients and develop the strongest bonds.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

We encourage potential candidates to visit our website at www.alacare.com or call Alacare directly to discuss a career with Alabama's largest and oldest family-owned home health agency.

hiring Outlook

90 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year -6% Job Growth
333 Average applicants per opening 30,000 Total job applicants
15% New hires by employee referrals 10% Openings filled by current employees
3 Recent graduates hired 20% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
42% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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