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September 28th Weekly Newsletter

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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Be the change you wish to see in the world.

-Gandhi

We often say “we can’t change the world; one person can’t change much.”

Let’s think about this for a minute:

I know a lot of times people say look at the big picture and at times of making changes is hard to see the big picture because the world is so big.

However,

Think, if everyday you think how can I, at least make one life better. How many can you impact by the end of your life span.

One day in JCPenney a woman in her 30’s stood at the cash register to pay for her items and a young lady came up to her.

Young lady: “Hi, is your name Susan.”

Woman: “Hi, yes.”

Young lady: “you might not remember me but you were my manager at my first job. You taught me work ethics, responsibility, customer services. Thank you for being a great manager, I still carry all the lessons wherever I go. I had fun and learned.”

Woman: “Thank you for your kind words.”

While the woman taught her and mentored her, she didn’t stop to think that she couldn’t change the world. She was doing her job on trying to make a difference even if is one life.

The woman didn’t change the world at that moment however she changed a life. The chain continues having one positive thought everyday can have a positive domino effect reaching many people and ultimately making a positive difference.

Challenge: Wake up thinking how many lives can you change in your life span.



Changed thinking is Worth the Investment

Author Napoleon Hill observed, “More gold has been mined from the thought of man than has ever been taken from the earth.” When you take the time to learn how to change your thinking and become a better thinker, you are investing in yourself. Gold mines tap out. Stock markets crash. Real estate investments can go sour. But a human mind with the ability to think well is like a diamond mine that never runs out. It’s priceless.

- John Maxwell

Cultivating a Critical Thinking Mindset, Part 3.

The cultivation of a positive critical thinking mindset is both easier and yet more difficult than one might at first believe. Strong critical thinking skills depend on a strong critical thinking mindset. These recommendations should be practiced daily.

Putting the Positive Critical Thinking Mindset into Practice

  • Truth-seeking – Ask courageous and probing questions. Think deeply about the reasons and evidence for and against a given decision you must make. Pick one or two of your own most cherished beliefs, and ask yourself what reasons and what evidence there are for and against those beliefs.

  • Open-mindedness – Listen patiently to someone who is offering opinions with which you do not agree. As you listen, show respect and tolerance toward the person offering the ideas. Show that you understand (not the same as “agree with”) the opinions being presented.

  • Analyticity – Identify an opportunity to consciously pause to ask yourself about all the foreseeable and likely consequences of a decision you are making. Ask yourself what that choice, whether it is large or small, will mean for your future life and behavior.

  • Systematicity – Focus on getting more organized. Make lists of your most urgent work, family and educational responsibilities, and your assignments. Make lists of the most important priorities and obligations as well. Compare the urgent with the important. Budget your time to take a systematic and methodical approach to fulfilling obligations.

  • Critical Thinking Confidence – Commit to resolve a challenging problem by reasoning it through. Embrace a question, problem, or issue that calls for a reasoned decision, and begin working on it yourself or in collaboration with others.

  • Inquisitiveness – Learn something new. Go out and seek information about any topic of interest, but not one that you must learn about for work, and let the world surprise you with its variety and complexity.

  • Judiciousness – Revisit a decision you made recently and consider whether it is still the right decision. See if any relevant new information has come to light. Ask if the results that had been anticipated are being realized. If warranted, revise the decision to better suit your new understanding of the state of affairs.

Be sure you exercise your thinking skills today. “A mind stretched by a new idea never goes back to its original dimensionsOliver Wendell Holmes



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Stop on in and visit the MaxBucks Café!!! We will be happy to serve you. On us!!


We would like to do our best to be supportive of our workforce!!!



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Announcements to assist our participants and family:


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.


If you would like to volunteer feel free to call!


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 yenicamaximumcare@gmail.com

3. The office staff will vote

4. Winner will receive a gift card



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Travel Recommendations:

The Pa Dept of Health has recommended that if anyone travels to certain states that they quarantine for 14 days. Due to the daily changes from CDC and Pa Dept. Of Health, call into Maximum Care for instructions in regards to your travel plans and the impact that it may have.

Maximum Care Inc is following the recommendations at this time. If any changes come up, we will be posting it in the website Maximumcare.online. It is your responsibility to make staffing aware if there is any client’s that will need to be covered while you are out either in quarantine or vacation.

Follow the following steps to request anytime of:

  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. State where you will be going and for how long.

  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.

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Reminder:

At this time due to the use of the EVV system we understand that documentation is difficult. Call the agency with any concerns you may have that you would like it to be documented. Especially if a client is refusing personal care or assistance of any kind. Call the agency if you need guidance with a client or have any question on the care that you are providing or feel that needs to be provided.


Maximum Care has also developed a form that is recommended to DCW to fill out when taking any kind of payment for items from clients. Call and request the form to be mailed to you or come into the office to get the form.


GPS



Maximum Care Inc is under state regulations to follow strict guidelines to pay DCW and to bill for all visits.


Maximum Care’s Inc responsibilities are to make sure that everyone is using EVV properly, pay all DCW properly, and to bill for the proper authorized hours allotted to the participant.


We also supervise all clock in & clock out within the range and schedule time.


The system alerts Maximum Care if you clock in or out when you are not within GPS range. Example: you cannot clock in from the LV Mall when you are supposed to be in the client’s home. It will alert us and show us an address and map of your location when you clock in or out. If you are out of range this may cause delay of payment. If for any reason you need to clock in or out of range due to participant, you must call the agency and make us aware. For example: If participants have therapy, Dr appointments, dropping them of or picking up from a program, etc. Call Maximum Care for special instructions to ensure contractual permission.


It is your responsibility to inform the office, it is not Maximum Care Inc responsibility to call and confirm the “Why’s”. Maximum Care can reject the visit until further investigation is done which will delay your payment.

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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:


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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SAFETY TRAINING


Read the Fire Safety Training Monthly Newsletter to develop safety at the forefront of client/employee daily activities.


Keep an eye open for the Direct Care Worker (DCW) Safety Implementation Form. Remember you are our eyes and ears; with your assistance we can continue to keep everyone safe.


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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 yenicamaximumcare@gmail.com.


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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 yenicamaximumcare@gmail.com or mailing them to the office.

The following dates are the conference calls:

  • 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.

*****There is a new phone policy under Policies and Procedures. Read, sign, and submit to compliance.

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