Your navigation bar contains a status bar with icons that  alert you to actions or responses and offer shortcuts to those items needing attention.  These icons serve as notifications of conditions that have changed in your account.  These include Care Plans, Calendar Updates, Interview Requests / Responses, Job Offers / Replies, New Contact (Careseeker/Caregiver), and Messages (New/Unread). Clicking on these icons takes you to a specific “action item” page within your account.  Hovering over the icons give a brief description of that what are.

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