To All Staff at Valley Senior Living:
On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am excited to inform you that we have approved a wage increase effective September 18 and on your October 7 paycheck. Nurses are not receiving this increase because we made significant wage adjustments in June for RNs and LPNs. Two main factors contributed to these changes:
- Rapid wage inflation in our local economy and our need to be competitively positioned with other employers.
- Long term care employees need to be recognized for what we continue to do to protect residents from COVID infections. Additional PPE and up-to-date/not up-to-date vaccination requirements are unique to our profession and employees should be rewarded for that commitment.
The wage increases include:
- Increase CNA base pay by $2 per hour across the board. Starting CNA pay is now $21/hour. If you are wondering how this applies to you, it is very simple – add $2 per hour to your current wage.
- Increase pay for all other staff (excluding nurses) by $1 per hour. If you are wondering how this applies to you, it is very simple – add $1 per hour to your current wage.
- PM staff differential increases from $.50 to $1.50. Night differentials increase from $1 to $1.50.
- One exception to this is PM Dining Service Aides – you get the $1 per hour increase for PM staff differential but your base wage will remain the same (Valley pays dining services aides the same total amount per hour including differentials regardless of shift).
- Nurse differential for PM increases from $1.50 to $3, matching the same differential for night nurses at $3 per hour.
- Weekend differentials for all staff increase from $1 to $2 per hour.
Valley Senior Living remains committed to taking care of its employees so we can continue to provide the best care for our residents. Thank you for your care and commitment to the residents of Valley Senior Living!
Valley Senior Living