Author Archives: Betsy Snyder

Put Me in (Health) Coach!

Need a little extra help to reach your health goals? Through LSS’ wellness partner SimplyWell you have FREE access to Health Coaches. Learn how to take advantage of this benefit.

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Walk Safely

Every day people are injured because they are not paying attention to where they are going and what is happening around them. Follow these steps to make sure your steps are safe steps.

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2019 W-2s Available

Time to get started on your 2019 taxes! W-2s are available in Workday. Find out how to download yours today.

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LSS Upholds Service Excellence with High Ratings

In the most recent Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) ratings LSS care centers collectively received a 4.4 rating out of five! Catch up on other LSS highlights from the CMS report.

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The Rewarding Experience of Being a Hospice Volunteer

Serving others at the end of life can be rewarding. Learn more about being a hospice volunteer.

 

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Coming in 2020: New Printers and Copiers

New printers and copiers will be installed in the first quarter of 2020 at all LSS communities and locations. Read more about how this will impact you and what you need to know in the interim.

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Q3 Update: A Serving of Thanks

Hear the third quarter operational and financial update from Gary Anderson, LSS President, and Paul Ogier, LSS CFO, and then hear thanks via video from LSS residents.

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LSS Expert Shares Tips on Local Morning Show

Laclede Groves Director of Health Services Robin Garnett appeared on Fox2 News in the Morning to share tips on having difficult conversations with your loved ones. Watch the full interview.

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All About Workforce Excellence

A lot of work is underway to make LSS the employer of choice through the Workforce Excellence objective. Here Colleen Bottens, LSS VP of Support Services and Executive Director of Meridian Village, provides an update on Workforce Excellence and the tactics that are in place to move this forward.

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An Assisted Living Update

The LSS Assisted Living Pricing Model was implemented for incoming residents on June 1. It will be rolled out January 1, 2020, to LSS Assisted Living residents, who were with us prior to June 1, 2019. Read this update from VP of Operations and Executive Director of Laclede Groves, Valerie Cooper.

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GroupCast is Here!

LSS is using GroupCast to share important information with employees through text, voice call, or email. Learn how to make sure your information is correct so you can receive these alerts.

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Find More Time in Your Day

The holiday season is a busy time of year! Even though we can’t add more time to the clock, there are ways to find more time in your day. Read these tips for better time management.

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Support LSS with a Smile – AmazonSmile

Through AmazonSmile your everyday online purchases can support LSS! Learn how Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase to a charitable organization.

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Q3 Update: A Serving of Thanks

Hear the third quarter operational and financial update from Gary Anderson, LSS President, and Paul Ogier, LSS CFO, and then hear thanks via video from LSS residents.

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Mission Mailbag Thanksgiving Edition

Several LSS communities have received notes of thanks from residents’ families during this season of thanksgiving. Read excerpts from the notes here.

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Bringing it all together: Our 2019 Objectives and Our Christian Core Values

It’s almost the time of year to assess what we’ve achieved and set goals for next year. Our objectives help to guide us in this examination. John Kotovsky has some thoughts on these objectives and how they tie in with our Christian Core Values.

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Heisinger Bluffs Nurse Finalist for Nurse of the Year

Congratulations to Molly Archer LPN Nurse Supervisor at Heisinger Bluffs for being selected as a Finalist for the 2019 March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Award! Read about why Molly is so deserving of this recognition.

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Navigating IPCDS Project Sites

Project sites are useful tools. The Innovation, Project Coordination, and Decision Support team sets these sites up in a special way to help project team members know how to navigate them. Learn about this system here.

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Missouri Attorney General Shares Info on Scams during Visit to Heisinger Bluffs

The Missouri Attorney General visited Heisinger Bluffs to present information on senior safety and avoiding scams. Read about the tips he shared and how you can learn more.

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Give the Gift of Time: Donate Unused PTO to Help Fellow LSS Employees

The PTO Donation Bank allows employees to donate a portion of their unused PTO hours to other eligible employees who have a serious health condition or have an immediate family member for whom they provide care. Learn how you can donate PTO to your coworkers in need of more time off.

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Annual Enrollment

 2020 benefits annual enrollment – the time for benefit-eligible staff to make new elections and/or changes to benefits effective January 1, 2020 – will take place between November 13 and December 2. Read more about annual enrollment here.

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Now Available: Telemedicine for Work Related Injuries

Learn how LSS is offering Telemedicine to treat work related injuries. This new option is more efficient and convenient with injured employees being able to chat with a physician in 15 minutes or less.

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PTO Sellback Opportunity

Interested in converted your PTO hours into cash? LSS has a policy allowing employees to do this. Learn how you can take advantage of this flexible benefit.

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Wellness Screening – Next Steps

Now that you’ve completed your wellness biometric screening take these steps to make sure you’re getting your full discount on your 2020 insurance premiums. Click here to learn how.

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Local News Station Features LSS Expert

LSS VP of Operations and Executive Director of Laclede Groves Valerie Cooper appeared on Fox2 News in the Morning to talk about options in senior living. Watch the full interview.

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DIY: Reset Your myUnity Password

Don’t get locked out of myUnity! Learn how to reset your password by setting up your security questions.

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Support LSS with a Smile – AmazonSmile

Through AmazonSmile your everyday online purchases can support LSS! Learn how Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase to a charitable organization.

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Kick the Bug with the Flu Shot!

Flu season is upon us. Learn why it’s important to get your annual flu shot.

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Like What You’re Reading?

Did you know that you can comment on and “like” LSSLink articles? Find out how!

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Lessons Learned

After completing a project, take some time to reflect on the lessons that were learned. Check out the Innovation, Project Coordination, and Decision Support team’s process for capturing these lessons.

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