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October 3, 2018Title

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Congratulations and thank you for all your hard work and dedication! Veronica has worked with ExpertCare for 2 years and in this time, she has shown what a truly dedicated...

  Please click on the November ExpertCare Chronicle to see what is happening this month!    

Shenell has worked with ExpertCare for over 6 years and has made a lasting impression with the consumers she works with. She goes above and beyond to ensure her consumers’...

November 19, 2018Free Thanksgiving Day Meal

  The Knights of Columbus are presenting their 13th Annual Free Thanksgiving Day Meal to the first 250 people at the door! Please click on the Thanksgiving Day Meal flyer...

November 19, 2018Christmas Assistance

  The Salvation Army Warren is accepting applications to provide families with assistance this Christmas. For details on what is needed to apply and also what assistance is available, please...

    Please click on the December 2018 ExpertCare Chronicle to see what is happening this month!    

Since Patricia started with ExpertCare over 7 years ago, she has shown what a truly dedicated and compassionate caregiver she is with the people she supports.  She truly has a...

December 4, 2018OUCARES Winter Programs

  The Oakland University Center for Autism Outreach Services is now accepting registration for their Winter 2019 Programs! Programming is available for ages 3 through adults. Please click on the...

  Please click on the January 2019 ExpertCare Chronicle to see what is happening this month!    

  Many locations in Macomb County are offering a FREE Diabetes Prevention Program. This program meets for 16 weeks and has multiple informational meeting dates and start dates in several...

The Caregiver of the Month for January is Shaqe Dedvukaj Congratulations and thank you for all your hard work and dedication! Shaqe has been recognized for her hard work, reliability...

  Please click on the Release from the State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services regarding the issuance of February food assistance!    

  The 2018 W2 forms have been mailed out! These are also available to print at https://ser-ep.prismhr.com/#/auth/login.    

January 29, 2019Lunch and Learn

  Please join The Guidance Center for this opportunity to learn and network at the next session of Kids-TALK Children Advocacy Center’s (CAC) Lunch & Learn series! Christina Wasilewski, a grandparent from the Head Start...

  The Caregiver of the Month for February is Way Jean-Pierre Congratulations and thank you for your hard work and dedication! Way recently started working with ExpertCare and has shown...

  Please click on the February 2019 ExpertCare Chronicle to see what is happening this month!    

  Please see the HCBS Meeting flyer for details on meeting with Annette Downey, CEO of Oakland County Community Health Network. Annette will be taking questions and providing information on...

February 18, 2019March/April Food Assistance

  Please see this bulletin from the Department of Health and Human Services regarding Food Assistance benefits for March and April!      

  The 15th Annual Walk-a-Mile in My Shoes Rally will take place on May 9, 2019 at the State Capitol Building in Lansing! May is Mental Health Month and if...

February 23, 2019WAVE Project Outreach BBQ

  Join the WAVE Project for their Outreach BBQ at the Well MTC in Mt. Clemens on 3/2/19. A free meal, hygiene kits, complimentary haircuts, and blankets/coats/clothing will be available....

  Caregiver of the month for March is Benjamin Dupree Benjamin has been working with ExpertCare for over two months now and in that short period of time, Benjamin has...

  Please click on the March 2019 ExpertCare Chronicle to see what is happening this month!  

  Please check out the GHS Customer Services Group Calendar for April to see what is happening in Genesee!   Also, please click on this Movie Day flyer for information...

  Please click on the Official News Release from Oakland County for updated information!    

  Please click on the April 2019 ExpertCare Chronicle to see what is happening this month!    

The Caregiver of the Month for April is Ashley Preston Ashley has been with ExpertCare for a little over 2 years. She’s proven herself to be compassionate and dedicated to...

  Please join Genesee Health System for their Peter F. Sadington “SUPER” HERO Dance for Mental Health! This event is on May 17, 2019 and it is FREE! Please see...

April 5, 2019Special Needs Egg Hunt

  Woodside Bible Church Troy is offering a FREE egg hunt designed for kids with special needs on April 13,2019! There are options for quiet hunts AND for kids who...

April 10, 2019Pancake Pajama Party

  The Play-Place Autism & Special Needs Center is hosting a Pancake Pajama Party on April 28th, 2019 at MISD in Macomb County. Enjoy pancakes, sausage, fruit, and juice as...

April 19, 2019OCHN Wellness Center

  The Oakland Community Health Network Wellness Center is now open to people who receive public mental health services in Oakland County. Please check out the Wellness Center flyer for...

April 19, 2019Recreational Dances

  Join the ARC of Western Wayne for their recreational dances. The next one is on April 26th. Please click on the Spring Fling flyer for details! For all upcoming...

  Please click on the May 2019 ExpertCare Chronicle to see what is happening this month!  

  Oakland County’s Youth Suicide Prevention is presenting a Suicide Prevention Community Discussion this month. Please see the Suicide Prevention flyer for full details on when to join the discussion...

Caregiver of the month of May: Sharonda Lewis Sharonda has been working with ExpertCare for a little over a year. She has been recognized for always going above and beyond,...

May 16, 2019Zippity Zoo Da Day

  Join the Saginaw Children’s Zoo for their 7th Annual Zippity Zoo Da Day this July! This event is FREE for all people with disabilities and their families. Please see...

  Please click on the June 2019 ExpertCare Chronicle to see what is happening this month!  

  Join the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living for their Summer Celebration honoring the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, signed into law 29 years ago! Please click...

  Caregiver of the month of June: Kaitlyn Ramirez Kaitlyn has been working with ExpertCare for the past 5 months. In a short period of time, Kaitlyn has proven to...

  New Gateways is holding a fundraiser on Wednesday, July 31st at the Buffalo Wild Wings in Waterford. 20% of your order will go to support New Gateways with a...

  Please click on the July 2019 ExpertCare Chronicle to see what is happening this month!

  Caregiver of the month of July: Sharon Ware Sharon has been a hard-working caregiver with ExpertCare since 2010. ExpertCare’s internal staff has acknowledged her for always being such a...

  The Macomb Food Pantries Network has many different sites where summer meals are available free of charge to all children 18 years of age and younger, or special needs...

  Please see the list of Wayne County Cooling Centers for locations throughout the county where you can seek shelter from the dangerously hot weather this summer!  

  Please click on Genesee Health System’s Customer Services Group Calendar to see what is going on in August! Also, see the Movie Day flyer for details on August’s movie...

July 29, 2019KFriends Hoedown

  Please join Kensington Church Troy for their KFriends Hoedown on August 9th! This event is especially for individuals with developmental, physical or mental disabilities. The Hoedown is FREE for...

Please click on the August 2019 ExpertCare Chronicle to see what is happening this month!  

Caregiver of the month of August: Christen Smith Christen has been working with ExpertCare for a little over half a year. She has been recognized by staff for dedication to...

  Please click on the September 2019 ExpertCare Chronicle to see what is happening this month!  

September 4, 2019COUNTY YEAR END IS 9/30/19

The County Year End is September 30, 2019 and they have placed strict deadlines on timesheets. Please submit all completed timesheets and expense reports not yet submitted to us for...

Caregiver of the month of September: Janet Orr Janet has been a dedicated worker with ExpertCare for the past 6 years. She has been recognized by the parent of one...

  Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network has released their October Calendar of events! Please check out the What’s Coming Up Calendar for details of activities going on in your neighborhood!!...

Caregiver of the month of October: Fatou Faye Fatou is new to ExpertCare but has already made a lasting impression with the families she provides care for and with ExpertCare...

Please click on the October 2019 ExpertCare Chronicle to see what is happening this month!

  Join Woodside Bible Church in Troy on Saturday, October 12, 2019, for their FREE Special Needs Resource Fair. Take advantage of the opportunity to connect with representatives from several...

Please click on the November 2019 ExpertCare Chronicle to see what is happening this month!  

Caregiver of the month of October: Josie Daniels Josie has been providing care for families for less than 2 months but has already made a lasting impression.  ExpertCare recruiters have...

Please click on the 2019 December Chronicle to see what is happening this month!

  Please click on the January 2020 ExpertCare Chronicle to see what is happening this month!  

January 9, 2020**W2 Forms**

Please note that IRS form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement will be mailed by January 31, 2020 to the mailing address we have on file for each employee. If you...

Caregiver of the month of January: Maria Badenhoop   Maria has been a caregiver with ExpertCare for the past six months. She’s being nominated by ExpertCare staff for showing great...

  We will be closing at 2pm on Friday, January 17, 2020. We apologize in advance for the inconvenience.  

January 15, 2020Upcoming Events

Please check out these upcoming events near you!   Join community leaders and vendors at a public rally celebrating ability, advancement, and advocacy in honor of Disabilities Awareness Month in...

  Please click on the February 2020 ExpertCare Chronicle to see what is happening this month!

Caregiver of the month of February: Natalie Tye Natalie has been providing exceptional care for multiple consumers over the past four years. She’s being nominated by ExpertCare staff for being...

February 17, 2020Michigan Family Summit

The Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council presents, Charting the LifeCourse. This summit aims to help individuals and families of all abilities, age, or stage of life develop a vision for a...

Please see the Coronavirus Disease 2019 fact sheet from Oakland County.

Please click on the March 2020 ExpertCare Chronicle to see what is happening this month!

Caregiver of the month of February: Tyrell Murphy Tyrell has been working with ExpertCare for the past year and has made a positive impact on those he’s worked with. He’s...

March 6, 2020Upcoming Events

The Oakland County Sportsman’s Club presents Coffee House Dance! For more detail regarding who will be playing for each month’s dance, please click the Coffee House Dance flyer!   Please...

March 12, 2020Coronavirus Precautions

  Please see the following flyers from the Oakland County Health Division regarding safety precautions for COVID-19. Cover Your Cough Handwashing Healthier Household Stop the Spread of Germs Guidance for...

Effective Monday, March 16th we will be closing our physical building, in response to the Coronavirus 19. We will continue our business operations remotely with staff available via phone, email...

Oakland County established a Help Hotline after declaring a state of emergency. The hotline will address residents’ non-health needs, such as food or housing assistance, according to officials. Callers with specific...

DTE Energy’s number one priority is the health and safety of our employees and customers. We make every effort, every day, to ensure we deliver energy to our more than...

March 20, 2020Message from ExpertCare

Please see the messages from ExpertCare to our Employees and our Clients. Please stay safe and well during this time of uncertainty.

ExpertCare Clients, Today Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a Stay Home Executive Order that is effective at midnight.  The Stay Home Executive Order has multiple exceptions including the care of persons...

Please see the COVID-19 Contact Information for local health departments, hospitals, and the CDC.

Please click on the April 2020 ExpertCare Chronicle to see what is happening this month!

ExpertCare Employees, On behalf of the ExpertCare administration I want to thank you for your hard work and dedication. I’m humbled at the bravery, tireless effort and commitment demonstrated by...

Amazon has canceled the subscriptions of books and audio stories for children and students of all ages as long as schools are closed! Kids everywhere can instantly stream a collection...

April 7, 2020Peer Support

Please click on the Online Peer Support flyer from the Disability Network Oakland & Macomb. This is an online support group for adults that meet virtually through video or phone....

Gleaners Food Bank is offering free food distribution on April 30th for households with children. Please click on the Gleaners flyer for details!

Please see the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Planning Guide during CoVID-19. This includes additional contacts, guides, and activities!

April 17, 2020Pandemic Food Assistance

The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program is providing temporary funding for emergency food needs to families with students between the ages of 5 and 18 who qualify for free or...

Caregiver of the month of April: Jane Elliott ExpertCare would like to applaud Jane for her continued effort and determination she has contributed over the past 5 years working with...

Please see the Drive-Up Testing flyer for details on location and where to call to get a prescription for COVID-19 testing! Please also see the COVID testing flyer for another...

April 28, 2020Coping With COVID-19

As we all navigate this challenging time, there are many kinds of supports available for you or your family.   DWIHN wants to help you and your family during this...

Please click on the May 2020 ExpertCare Chronicle to see what is happening this month!

Caregiver of the month of May: Andrew Middleton For almost 10 years, Andrew has been working with ExpertCare, providing care for his consumer. He has been nominated by ExpertCare staff...

Please see the Flint Food Pantries Press Release for dates and locations available for Flint residents to pick up nutritional food during May!

May 18, 2020Face-Mask Guidelines

Please see the Cloth Face-Mask instructions and guidelines flyer, the Guidelines for Reuse and Extended-Wear Masks flyer, and the informational document regarding the Guidance of Using PPE. Stay safe!  

MORC’s Webinar Series: Hour to Empower presents a 4-part series titled Coping with Covid. Each part will focus on a different aspect of coping. The first webinar takes place Tuesday,...

Please click on the June 2020 ExpertCare Chronicle to see what is happening this month!

Caregiver of the month of June: Tawauna Coleman Over the past six months, Tawauna has been providing great service to the consumers she provides guidance and encouragement to. ExpertCare staff...

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is conducting a State Health Assessment Survey with people who live across Michigan. This anonymous survey asks Michiganders what could make their...

Please click on the July 2020 ExpertCare Chronicle to see what is happening this month!

Caregiver of the month of July: Mekkol Cook Mekkol has been a hard-working caregiver with ExpertCare for the past three years. She is being nominated by ExpertCare because of the...

Please click on the August 2020 ExpertCare Chronicle to see what is happening this month!

Caregiver of the month of August: Darlisha Parham Over the past year, Darlisha has been a dependable caregiver with ExpertCare. She has been providing care for one of our families...

August 21, 2020MI Mask Aid

Please see below for information regarding the MI Mask Aid effort:   The MI Mask Aid effort is a partnership between MDHHS, Ford Motor Company, the Federal Emergency Management Agency...

August 27, 2020Virtual Opportunities

The National Kidney Association of Michigan with Share Our Strength are hosting, Cooking Matters, with virtual grocery store tours, including tips on budget friendly and healthy foods.   The NKAM...

Please click on the September 2020 ExpertCare Chronicle to see what is happening this month!

September 9, 2020IMPORTANT: Fiscal Year End

IMPORTANT DEADLINE FOR COUNTY YEAR END  County Year End is September 30, 2020 and they place strict deadlines on timesheet submissions. Please submit all completed timesheets and mileage reports, not...

Caregiver of the month of September: Kimwonna Banks   Kimwonna has been providing excellent care with her consumers over the past year.  ExpertCare hears nothing but positive feedback from all...

Please take a look at the SNAP September Update to ensure you are receiving the maximum benefit per household size. If you are not receiving the maximum benefits, additional benefits...

The Neighborhood House will be distributing boxes of produce for free to those in any community and any household regardless of income! Please see the Free Produce flyer for details...

Please click on the October 2020 ExpertCare Chronicle to see what is happening this month!

Caregiver of the month of October: April Smith April has been working with ExpertCare for the past three years. She has been recognized for always going above and beyond, and...

Genesee Health Systems has launched a Virtual Behavioral Health Urgent Care for those that live within Genesee County who are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or are experiencing mild or urgent mental...

Please click on the November 2020 ExpertCare Chronicle to see what is happening this month!

Caregiver of the month for November: Amna Malik For the past 5 years, Amna has been providing compassionate care to the individuals she works with through ExpertCare. The pandemic has...

December 1, 2020COVID-19-Related Scams

Please see the following information on protecting yourself during the COVID-19 Pandemic from the Office of Inspector General (OIG). Additional information can be found by visiting the OIG webpage at...

Please click on the December 2020 ExpertCare Chronicle to see what is happening this month!

Caregiver of the month of December: E’Shawne Harris E’Shawne has been a dedicated and reliable caregiver with ExpertCare for the past 3 years. She continues to make a positive impact...

December 28, 2020Covid-19 Vaccine Information

Please see the following informative documents from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services regarding the Covid-19 vaccine rollout: Frequently Asked Questions FDA Vaccination FAQs Michigan Vaccination Interim Prioritization...

Happy New Year! Please click on the January 2021 ExpertCare Chronicle to see what is happening this month!

Caregiver of the month for January: Raymond Solomon Congratulations Raymond! What a way to start 20201! For almost 2 years, Raymond has dedicated his time to helping others succeed through...

Please check out the Uplifting our Direct Care Workers flyer for information and free registration. This webinar will address how to recognize burnout, how to receive free emotional support from...

  Please follow this link to take the survey!

Please check out the link below for an article and video regarding a key scientist behind the Covid-19 vaccine! Black Woman Praised as Key Scientist Behind Covid-19 Vaccine

Live Q&A about COVID-19 Vaccine with Dr. Alavi February 8, 12pm – 1pm February 22, 6pm – 7pm   Do you have questions or concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine? Join...

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Please click on the February 2021 ExpertCare Chronicle to see what is happening this month!

Caregiver of the month of February: Paul Robitaille Paul has been an outstanding Caregiver since he started with ExpertCare in 2018. He is being recognized because of his empathetic heart...

Please click on the March 2021 ExpertCare Chronicle to see what is happening this month!

Please see the appropriate county links below for information regarding getting the Covid-19 vaccine:   Genesee County Macomb County Oakland County Wayne County   Stay safe!

Caregiver of the month of March: Korina Laymon For a little over 2 years, Korina has been providing compassionate care for multiple consumers. She’s extremely dedicated to those she services...

Oakland County and SMART are teaming up to provide easy access to COVID-19 vaccinations for those who need transportation to and from their scheduled vaccine appointment. Oakland County Health Division...

Please click on the April 2021 ExpertCare Chronicle to see what is happening this month!

Caregiver of the month of April: Diamond Cabil  Diamond has been a caregiver with ExpertCare for a short period but has already made a lasting impression with internal staff. She has...

Please click on the May 2021 ExpertCare Chronicle to see what is happening this month!

Macomb County Community Mental Health has partnered with MyCare Health Center to address all health care needs. Please see the MCCMH MyCare flyer for more information. Also, please see the...

Caregiver of the month of May: Gabrielle Walsh For the past year and a half working with ExpertCare, Gabrielle has demonstrated that she is a caring and compassionate caregiver. She...

Please click on the June 2021 ExpertCare Chronicle to see what is happening this month!

Caregiver of the month of June: Latoya Britton Latoya has been working with ExpertCare for less than 6 months but has already proven to be dedicated staff. She currently provides...

Please see the following information regarding what CARF is and how the survey will affect you! CARF Survey What is CARF? (English) What is CARF? (Arabic)

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority has launched a CERA program to provide rental and utility assistance for residents who fell behind during the pandemic. Please see the CERA flyer...

Please click on the July 2021 ExpertCare Chronicle to see what is happening this month!

Caregiver of the month of July: Emily Humbert Emily has been a hardworking and dedicated staff with ExpertCare for a little over a year. She currently provides care for two...

Sano Health is extending free broadband service to vulnerable populations to increase telehealth access. Please see the Sano Health EBB flyer for all information!

Please click on the August 2021 ExpertCare Chronicle to see what is happening this month!

On August 25th from 4/8 pm, the Panera Bread on Highland Road in Waterford will be hosting a fundraiser to benefit New Gateways. Please see the Panera Fundraising flyer for...

Caregiver of the month of August: Rakeya Hall Rakeya has been working with Expertcare for a little over six months. She’s being nominated by staff for always being reliable, kind,...

The Vista Center, a Drop In-center for DD and MI adults, has relocated to inside the Genesee Valley Mall in the Penny’s wing (3341 S. Linden Road, Flint).  The new...

Please click on the September 2021 ExpertCare Chronicle to see what is happening this month!

We are so proud of our ExpertCare Caregivers! This week, September 12-18th we are celebrating them, their hearts, and the work they do to support people with disabilities. There are...

September 13, 2021COUNTY YEAR END

COUNTY FISCAL YEAR END IS 9/30/2021    ExpertCare must receive all unpaid shifts and expense reports with dates worked through 9/30/2021 by Monday October 4, 2021 at 8AM.  If we do not receive your time worked...

Caregiver of the month of September: Audra Austin Audra has been providing excellent care with her consumers over the past year she’s been with ExpertCare. We’ve had nothing but positive...

September 20, 2021Annual Walk-a-Mile In My Shoes

The Annual Walk-a-Mile In My Shoes is back! It will be taking place on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at the State Capitol Building in Lansing from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00...

Please click on the  2021 October ExpertCare Chronicle to see what is happening this month!

Caregiver of the month of October: Angelique Devlin Angelique has proven to be a hardworking and trustworthy caregiver with ExpertCare over this past year. She is being recognized for always...