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July 13th Weekly Newsletter

Updated: Jul 30, 2020

Thank you again to all for your continued support on keeping everyone safe and doing your part not to spread the virus!!!


Be a part of the Maximum Care website!!


Contact Yenica if you have anything you would like to see in the website. Topics, suggestions, comments, all open, as long as is within our policies, procedures and to enhance education.

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Travel Recommendations:

The Pa Dept of Health have recommended that if anyone travels to the following states, they person should quarantine for 14 days:

The following states are:

  • Alabama

  • Arizona

  • Arkansas

  • California

  • Florida

  • Georgia

  • Idaho

  • Louisiana

  • Mississippi

  • Nevada

  • North Carolina

  • South Carolina

  • Tennessee

  • Texas

  • Utah

  • Delaware

Maximum Care Inc is following the recommendations at this time. If any changes come up, we will be posting in the website Maximumcare.online. You must call the office when traveling out of state and follow the PA Dept of Health recommendations. It is your responsibility to make staffing aware if there is any cl’s that will need to be covered while you are out either in quarantine or vacation.


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Self Wellness:


At this time where everything is chaos in the world, is time to take time out for us to be balanced and provide the best care we can.



Self care is a vital part of maintaining good health and a vibrant life. It’s a way of living that incorporates behaviors that help you to be refreshed, replenish your personal motivation, and grow as a person.


Wellness is an interactive process of becoming aware of and practicing healthy choices to create a more successful and balanced lifestyle.


Wellness is:

  • Moves us toward a more proactive, responsible and healthier existence.

  • The integration of the body, mind, and spirit.

  • The loving acceptance of ourselves today and the exciting free search for who we choose to become tomorrow.

  • Choice living; a compilation of the daily decisions we make that lead us to that person we choose to become.

Wellness is the framework that you can use to organize, understand, and balance your own growth and development. Everything you do, every decision you make, every thought you think, and every attitude and belief you hold fits into this framework made up of the following six basic concepts:

1. Social Wellness involves developing friendships, and the ability to interact comfortably with others. Social wellness is important for maintaining harmony in personal and community environments. The social dimension encourages contributing to the common welfare of your community. It emphasizes the coexistence of you, society, and the environment along with the pursuit of harmony in your life.

2. Intellectual Wellness involves the strong desire to learn from challenges and experiences. Intellectual wellness is important for encouraging ongoing intellectual growth and experiencing creative yet stimulating mental activities that will provide you with the foundation to discover, process, and evaluate information effectively. Your natural instinct to remain abreast of current issues will surface and become satisfied through reading books, magazines and newspapers and pursuing other interests.

3. Spiritual Wellness involves the willingness to seek meaning and purpose in human existence; regardless of your religious beliefs. Spiritual wellness is important for allowing you to be open to diverse multi-cultural beliefs and backgrounds because of your comfort level with yourself and with your belief structure. Spiritual wellness coincides with the exploration of the meaning of life. It seeks the development of a deep appreciation of all life and natural forces in existence.

The question "Who am I and why do I exist?" is the starting point of your journey into spiritual wellness. Through your journey, you will observe and appreciate the beauty of your surroundings and begin to learn the value of things you cannot understand. As you grow spiritually, you seek a harmony between your emotions allowing for avoidance of emotional peaks and valleys. You continually allow your actions to be guided by your beliefs and values.

4. Emotional Wellness involves having the ability to acknowledge and accept a wide range of feelings in oneself as well as in others. Emotional wellness is important in order to be able to freely express and manage one's own feelings, to develop positive self- esteem in order to arrive at personal decisions based upon the integration of one's attitudes and behaviors. Emotional wellness centers on the acceptance of your emotions and feelings. Included is the ability to realistically evaluate your limitations and effectively cope with stress. An emotionally well individual maintains healthy and satisfying relationships with others.

5. Physical Wellness involves regular physical activities, proper nutrition and health care, such as exercise or sports, and personal hygiene. Cardiovascular strength and endurance, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility are all also part of physical wellness. Physical wellness is important because activities leading to high levels of wellness, including nutritional knowledge, exercise, and appropriate use of the medical system are encouraged while detrimental activities, including the consumption of drugs and excessive alcohol are discouraged.

6. Occupational Wellness involves the integration of various components of the wellness framework into planning for a healthy future, such as career, family and future wellness. It also involves gaining personal satisfaction and finding enrichment in your life through work, Occupational Wellness is important because it develops the understanding that decisions and values may change as new information and experiences are attained. Your choice of profession, job satisfaction, career ambitions, and personal performance are all important components of occupational wellness.

Give Yourself Permission to Put Yourself First

Nurturing yourself is a key factor in being able to keep up strength, resolve, motivation and inner resources to continue to give to others.

Make the Time to Take Care of Yourself

If you do a "self care audit", you will likely find that some of the activities you spend your time on now, could be better spent "recharging your own battery". You likely need more "true" breaks, not just time killers stolen from study time you rarely spend in any really relaxing or satisfying recreation.

Give Yourself Permission to Do It Alone and Do It With Others

The best balance is achieved with a combination of time shared with others, as well as some time alone. Your attitude of looking for opportunities to practice Self Care can go with you into almost anywhere.

Incorporating Wellness into My Life - Action Plan

  • Awareness: Where am I unbalanced?

  • Knowledge: What options do I have?

  • Decision Making: What options should I consider?

  • Planning: What is the most realistic plan?

  • Action: When, where, and how can I take action?


Take the time to go for a walk, watch your favorite show/movie, listen to your favorite song, take a class (yoga), meditate. It doesn’t have to be long; it just has to be what you need that will bring you peace, joy, and the happiness that you deserve!

The Monitoring form must be done every shift.


If any questions please call Yenica “Jen” Muniz at 610-264-2353. The monitoring form is under the more tab and then the Covid-19 prevention & infectious control tab.

You can submit it to the office by either emailing yenica@lvvn.com or mailing them to the office.

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Activities:


Help us come up with creative things to do with our elderly! What do you do for your clients?


We would like the caregivers to take 20 min of their shift if possible, to do creative things with their clients. We are the first and maybe the last person our clients see in the day or even week. Loneliness is a big part of their lives. Let’s take some time to show them that we are not just personal care or home care but show them that they are not alone.


Creative Based Incentive Contest:

1. Come up with a creative and fun activity to do with your client

2. Call, text or email Yenica with the activity (610-264-2353, 484-781-4603, or yenica@lvvn.com

3. The office staff will vote

4. Winner will receive a gift card

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Keystone supplying Covid-19 Care Kit!


Participants must be Keystone members. If they have either tested (+) for Covid-19, suspicion of Covid-19, or systematic but self-quarantine, participant or DCW can call Maximum Care.


The Covid-19 Care Kit will have the following:

  • Oral digital thermometer

  • Finger oximeter

  • Four 3/ply face mask

  • Hand sanitizer

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STAFFING REMINDER:

We understand that as summer days, family activities, and holidays approach us, everyone would like to have their time off. All request time off must be put in writing.


Follow the following steps to request time off:

  1. Give us as much notice as possible.

  2. Either request “The time off request form” or your letter for time off should include the following: Name of Cl, day of service and time.

  3. Email or mail the requested time off. Take note that we must put everything in the new system, even if time passes, we need everything in writing.

Open Work:


If you go under more on the home page then click on open work tab, it will keep you posted on hours that are available at this time and the areas. Call Staffing to enquire about the open work available.


Refer a caregiver to Maximum Care Inc.:

You will receive $50 after 100 hrs worked. (At least within 2 months).

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PAYROLL REMINDER:


EVV system must be used to make sure that there is no interruptions, delays, or problem with direct deposit. In the future your pay will not be able to be processed if you are not using the system.


If your schedule changes for any reason we it is your responsibility to call it in. This way we can fix any discrepancy to your schedule.

If you are having any problems with the system call and report it to Yenica “Jen” Muniz.

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Compliance Reminder:


Make sure that your employment file is within compliance to continue employment with Maximum Care. Compliance is no longer waived with all the contracts. Example of things that must be up to date, all car information, CNA license, annual TB, annual physical. If any concerns or questions re: your file please contact Yenica “Jen” at 610-264-2353 or yenica@lvvn.com.


The following dates are the conference calls:

Starting in July it will take place the 2nd week of every month:

  • 7/15 @ 2pm A thru L, 7/17/2020 @ 2pm M thru Z

  • 8/12 @ 2pm A thru L, 8/14/2020 @ 2pm M thru Z

  • 9/16 @ 2pm A thru L, 9/18/2020 @ 2pm M thru Z

  • 10/14 @ 2pm A thru L, 10/16/2020 @ 2pm M thru Z

  • 11/11 @ 2pm A thru L, 11/13/2020 @ 2pm M thru Z

The phone number for the monthly teleconferences is 701-802-5077 with the access code of 6456087#. It will be considered long distance, please keep in mind when using landlines.



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