Getting Started with Home Care

Getting Started with Home Care

It can be tricky to know what types of and just how much caregiving may be required for your loved one. The best way to ensure the highest level of quality care and to understand costs is to meet with an M&Y Care specialist to discuss your situation. This meeting will provide a detailed review of the care needed, a schedule for providing that care, and offer an opportunity for family members to get answers to any questions. Here is an example of typical discussion topics covered in this meeting:

  • Specific physical needs of the care recipient with regards to bathing and grooming, dressing, meals and diet, mobility, and incontinence
  • Reviewing schedules involving sleep, eating and medication
  • Emotional needs such as social interaction, activities, conversation, and companionship
  • What assistance is required with homemaking such as preparation of meals, groceries, linens, laundry, and light housekeeping
  • Access to the home, documentation, and how to work with scheduling changes
  • Cost and insurance coverage

Once you choose to proceed, our care specialist will create a complete plan that will also include input from your physician or medical team, which will outline how effective and affordable care can be achieved for your loved one.

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Mental Health Services for Children and Adults

Mental Health Services for Children and Adults

M&Y Mental Health Care provides Community Living Support (CLS) services and/or Respite Care services to individuals living with developmental disabilities, adults with mental illness and/or children with serious emotional disturbance.

Our services are provided either in the home or in the community when community integration is an identified goal. CLS facilitates an individual’s independence, productivity, and promotes inclusion and participation in the community. M&Y Mental Health and CLS services focus on helping your loved one to:

  • Gain independence and skill development related to activities of daily living (ADL’s) such as bathing, eating, dressing, personal hygiene, household chores, shopping for food, money management, transportation to and from community activities and safety skills
  • Improve sensory motor, communication, socialization, and relationship building skills
  • Participate in leisure and community activities such as swimming, movies, shopping, parks, outside play, and restaurants
  • Benefit from in-home activities such as music, television, games and toys assistance, and restroom guidance and observation
  • Learn techniques to improve the quality of life such as education, personal hygiene, feeding and behavior around the kitchen

M&Y understands the challenges of the mental health community. That’s why we utilize a creative and innovative approach to meet the needs of each individual. We work closely with the family to achieve defined goals for their loved one. Our knowledgeable and experienced staff are experts in behavioral plans and are adept at managing various performance problems with challenging individuals.

Respite Care Services

Being a family caregiver can be a rewarding, yet demanding role. As a family caregiver, it’s important to continue to be able to provide the best possible care to your family member by also taking good care of yourself. Setting aside time for your own diet, incorporating exercise, taking breaks, and looking after your emotional well-being is important. Many family caregivers find it difficult to spend time focusing on their own needs when their loved one requires 100 percent of their attention.

Our M&Y Respite Care program can offer you an opportunity to disengage from your family member caregiving activities for a few hours or even a few days allowing you to rest and recharge. Our Respite Care program matches your loved one with one of our kind and compassionate caregivers. Our caregivers can visit for a few hours a day or several times a week to provide family caregivers with the opportunity to run errands, go to work, take a vacation, or simply take a time out. Our caregivers can also aid with a wide variety of home care needs such as helping your loved one with dressing, bathing, and other personal care needs. They can also help around the house performing simple chores and preparing healthy meals.

The Respite Care service that M&Y can provide will deliver the break you so greatly need while placing your loved one in the hands of one of our experienced and loving caregivers. Contact M&Y Care today to learn more!

Few words about M&Y Home Care LLC

Few words about M&Y Home Care LLC

M&Y Care have been in business for over 20 years and possess the necessary experience to help guide you through the home care decision making process.

Home care is supportive care provided in the home by licensed healthcare professionals who provide medical treatment needs or by professional caregivers who provide daily living assistance for a loved one. Caregiver duties are wide-ranging. One moment a caregiver may be shopping for meals or cleaning the carpet and the next they could be discussing medication dosage with the pharmacist or arranging transportation for a specialist appointment. The caregiver is responsible for ensuring continuity of care to the loved one, whatever that entails.

We understand the challenges of a family to manage and care for a loved one’s needs during their recovery period or throughout the “aging in place” process. We also understand how difficult it is to allow someone to come into your home or a family member’s home. M&Y Care has served thousands of families and has dealt with many different situations, schedules, personalities, and needs. We understand that this is a new process you will be going through and we take the time to answer all your questions.

Although most home care requests are usually planned, M&Y Care can assist families who require a faster response in emergency situations such as a late day discharge from a hospital or rehabilitation facility. We are also available to help with requests for in hospital aid, assisted living facility bedside care, or major transitions such as assisted living to a family member’s home.

Whatever your need, M&Y Care is ready to help. Contact us to learn more about how M&Y Care can create an affordable personalized care plan for you.

Why Hot Bath is Good for Health?

Why Hot Bath is Good for Health?

“If individuals are in a situation where their health is compromised and they are physically unable to participate in physical activity, hot-water immersion could be a useful modality to decrease some of the risk factors associated with obesity and inactivity,” Kirk said.

Nicky Kirk, DC, MSc, a chiropractic sports physician, also says a hot-water bath isn’t a good replacement for cardio and weight-bearing exercises.

The ancient Greeks and Romans regularly practiced something many people are avid about today. Centuries ago, emperors to everyday citizens valued the healing remedy of steam baths and hot water pools featured in elaborate private and public baths. Today, Iceland, Japan, Canada, New Zealand and the United States boast some of the most restorative thermal pools and natural hot springs on the planet.1 A new research field — passive heating for human health — proves that hot baths even at home are a medicinal benefit to all ages, including seniors with a number of health conditions.

Researchers say a hot bath can help reduce inflammation and control blood sugar. But of course it’s not a complete substitute for exercise.

But new research suggests a long, hot bath may be as helpful to you as a gentle workout session, too.

British researchers report that hot-water immersion — that is, a long sit in a hot-water bath — may help reduce inflammation and control blood sugar levels in much the same way exercise does. A hot soak elevates nitric oxide in the blood, allowing blood vessels to relax. Flexible blood vessels decrease blood pressure and promote better circulation and vascular function throughout the body.

Dermatologists have long touted the healing effects of bathtub mini-spas. Adding colloidal oatmeal to a warm bath can cleanse, soothe and protect dry, irritated skin. Eczema, a skin condition, can be treated with a bleach bath. Adding lavender essential oil to a warm bath can help heal skin and reduce anxiety, and rose essential oil in a warm bath can aid in reducing pain and stress. Remember to always dilute essential oils with a carrier oil, such as coconut, before adding to water.

While hot baths are beneficial overall, it is important to note that soaking in a hot water bath raises a person’s heart rate. For those individuals with cardiovascular concerns, it is best to check with one’s doctor first about using a hot soak for lowering blood pressure and alleviating other ailments.

Know more and keep in touch with M&Y Home Care. We are always there to assist you.

Physician Referral Program

Physician Referral Program

M&Y Home Health Care Services helps manage the complex medical needs of individuals by bringing specialized medical care to their homes. Whether a patient is being discharged from a hospital, is a resident of a continuing care retirement community, or is living in their own private home, M&Y can provide the necessary care and help keep them safe at home.

Our team of RN and LPN nurses, and specialized therapists have expertise in:

Complex care management
Palliative care
Advance care planning
Health coaching

We work with you every step of the way to make the referral process easy and efficient. Furthermore, our licensed and certified medical caregivers become an extended arm for physicians, while caring for patients in their homes. Through M&Y, physicians stay connected with their patients. Our caregivers can observe the patterns and behaviors that can affect their patient’s health, such as medication compliance or diet, and report that information to you. Ultimately, with M&Y Care as their partner, physicians are able to benefit financially, achieve better outcomes for their patients, and use their time more efficiently.

Health Insurance Accepted

M&Y accepts Medicare, Medicaid, auto insurance, workers compensation plus forty other health insurance providers.

What is M&Y Home Care?

What is M&Y Home Care?

Home care is supportive care provided in the home by licensed healthcare professionals who provide medical treatment needs or by professional caregivers who provide daily living assistance for a loved one. Caregiver duties are wide-ranging. One moment a caregiver may be shopping for meals or cleaning the carpet and the next they could be discussing medication dosage with the pharmacist or arranging transportation for a specialist appointment. The caregiver is responsible for ensuring continuity of care to the loved one, whatever that entails.
M&Y Care have been in business for over 20 years and possess the necessary experience to help guide you through the home care decision making process. We understand the challenges of a family to manage and care for a loved one’s needs during their recovery period or throughout the “aging in place” process. We also understand how difficult it is to allow someone to come into your home or a family member’s home.  M&Y Care has served thousands of families and has dealt with many different situations, schedules, personalities, and needs.  We understand that this is a new process you will be going through and we take the time to answer all your questions.

Although most home care requests are usually planned, M&Y Care can assist families who require a faster response in emergency situations such as a late day discharge from a hospital or rehabilitation facility. We are also available to help with requests for in hospital aid, assisted living facility bedside care, or major transitions such as assisted living to a family member’s home.
Whatever your need, M&Y Care is ready to help. Contact us to learn more about how M&Y Care can create an affordable personalized care plan for you.