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July 20th Weekly Newsletter

Updated: Jul 28, 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.

Staying POSITIVE is one of the most important part of life!


Powerful- having great power or strength.

Optimistic- hopeful and confident about the future.

Self-Confidence- a feeling of trust in one’s abilities, qualities, and judgment.

Incentive- a thing that motivates or encourages one to do something.

Think- direct one’s mind toward someone or something, use one’s mind actively to form connected ideas.

Invigorating- making one feel strong, healthy, and full of energy.

Victory- an act of defeating an enemy or opponent in a battle, game, or other competition.

Exuberance- the quality of being full of energy, excitement, and cheerfulness.

If we can wake up every morning and think how many of the 8 can I accomplish today; imagine the difference it can make in our lives.



We are not living in easy times. Everything from news, social media, get togethers are negative. “How is it possible to stay positive?” You might think. The participants and family don’t make it easy; I don’t get paid enough, my family doesn’t cooperate, can’t get what I need to keep my family safe, the list can go on and on.




You stay positive for your well-being. Because you want the circumstance to bring out a better you. Is it easy absolutely not; but is it possible? Absolutely.


We choose every morning the day we will have, the difference that we will make, what we let take over our thoughts; we choose it. We are responsible for our own happiness, no one else. Not our kids, our partners, our jobs, etc. We have control of our thoughts and what we decide to do with those thoughts.




If we can’t do it for ourselves, ask for help. Reach out! Be a better you and make a difference. I always say even if only one person remembers me and I made a difference, it was all worth it.

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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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Announcements to assist our participants and family:

Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter


Virtual Support Groups- July & Aug


As we take precautions to keep all staff, volunteers and constituents safe during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter continues to offer Virtual Support Groups for dementia caregivers throughout July & August.

Attendees can participate via computer or phone.


Register for a virtual support group today by calling 800-272-3900. Specialized groups are indicated. Space is limited.


Memory Café:


Is just that!!!!


Café where the participants can sit with friends, by themselves and share some memories and anything current on their mind.


You can Google Memory Café and you will get a good idea. This is a free community service that the organization Morningstar Memory Café by Senior Solutions are providing and not meant to be sales pitch.


Diagnosis is left at the door – a time for fun, a time to laugh – even if it means laughing at yourself. Mild to Moderate Dementia and their care partner.


They will have up to 25 persons – all COVID precautions taken; masks, one couple at a table, 6 ft from next table, hand sanitizers etc.


If you would like to volunteer feel free to call!

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Recipes


If you have any recipe that you would like to share do not hesitate to call or email Yenica/Communications. Contact information is 610-264-2353 or yenica@lvvn.com.


Blueberry Pancake Casserole (By a Participant)


  • 1 c Almond Flour

  • 1 c all Purpose Flour

  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder

  • ½ tsp baking soda

  • ½ tsp salt

  • 2 tbs maple syrup (or honey)

  • 3 eggs (whisked)

  • 1 c milk

  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 ½ c blueberries

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven 375 degrees

  • Grease a 9 x 13 baking pan

  • Whisk together almond flour, all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

  • Make a well in the center and add eggs, honey, milk and vanilla.

  • Mix together well

  • Fold in the blueberries

  • Pour mixture into pan

  • Bake 18-25 min



An activity that can be done with a participant. If they like baking or even cooking; make a cook for them. Their own personal recipe book.



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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.

Please 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 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.

The following dates are the conference calls:

  • 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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