Mazaltov Home Care Now Accepts Florida Medicaid

We are now contracted with the following Florida Medicaid HMOs:

  • Sunshine Health.
  • Wellcare/Staywell.
  • Florida Care Community (FCC).
  • Integrated Healthcare Services.

Mazaltov Home Care provides you and your loved one with first-class service that includes:

  • Care Plans are customized and specific to each client’s needs.
  • Accessibility to Care Coordinators 24 hours/7 days a week.
  • Services provided by independent contractors that are screened for work history, skills competency, references, criminal background, training, and education.

Personal Care

Our amazing independent contractors, such as Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) or Home Health Aides (HHAs) will come to your home and assist with your Instrumental Activities of Daily Living at the privacy and comfort of your own home.

Companion Care

We understand that Companion Care is of paramount importance for the seniors and our goal is that our independent contractors are empathetic and shall provide primarily emotional support and companionship to improve the quality of life for seniors who are generally healthy and who want to remain independent at home.

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care

This is one of the most specialized services that we provide.
While we are aware that currently there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, there is care and caring, and we believe that the right care approach can help your loved one maintain a high quality of life even in the face of memory loss.

Live-In Care

Our caregivers are friendly, enthusiastic, and are dedicated to your needs. Whether it’s cooking your favorite meals or helping with bathing or getting dressed, your live-in caregiver will offer you constant care and companionship and will be on hand, day or night.

Post – Surgery Care

Mazaltov caregivers will fill in the gaps between the skilled physician and occupational therapy visits as well as skilled home nursing visits to your homes. We understand the critical first weeks of coming out of the surgery and our goal is to match your specific needs with our specialized staff.

24/7 Hourly Care

We can provide for your hourly care. This would mean just to take you for a doctor’s appointment or 24-hour care around the clock.

If you or an aging loved-one are considering in-home care in West Palm Beach or the surrounding areas, please give us a call at (561) 465-5920

What Are the Benefits of a Family Health Portrait?

Do you know how your grandparents died? How about your great-grandparents? Knowing your family’s health history is important when it comes to risks and early screenings. Despite the importance, few people can go back generations and state whether family members had certain diseases.

A family health portrait helps solidify this information. It may not be as helpful to you as it will your great-grandchildren. The actions you and your mom take now can help future generations.

What Information is Included?

Some health conditions can be easier to treat if they’re caught early. A colonoscopy before the age of 50 might be important if colorectal cancer has affected several generations. The same is true of breast cancer, diabetes, and high blood pressure.

Things that should be included in a family health portrait are incidences of cancer, dementia, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. You also should know things like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and mental illness. If there are genetic health conditions, record those too.

Hemochromatosis is a genetic condition where the body stores too much iron. It leads to liver damage and other health issues. It’s also commonly found in entire families. If you learn a grandmother had it, it’s likely her brothers and sisters and even children also had it. Drawing blood to reduce iron levels is key to preventing liver damage. Knowing it’s a possible health issue is important.

How Far Back Should You Go?

The Surgeon General has a convenient online form you can fill out for as many generations as possible. In the Family Health History form, you’ll enter health conditions and disease for each person and add the age of diagnosis if you know it.

Be as thorough as you can. Decades from now, medical advancements may have made advanced testing for some medical conditions possible. Those generations would benefit if they knew their great-great-great-grandparents had that disease.

You may want to talk to your mom and dad to see what they know. If you still have living grandparents, they could be of help, too. Even if you don’t know the exact ages or details, basic information is better than no information at all.

Keep this family medical history on hand for anyone who cares for your parents. If your dad has a stroke, it will be helpful if his medical POA or caregivers know if he’s had surgery or is allergic to any medications or substances. With the family medical history stored on a phone, it makes it easy for the POA and any caregivers to pull up information in a stressful time and make sure doctors are aware.

If you or an aging loved-one is considering Home Care in Wellington, FL, please contact the caring staff at MAZALTOV HOME CARE, LLC today at. (561) 465-5920

How Do You Help Your Dad With Medication Management?

In the U.S., around 85 percent of older adults take at least one prescription medication. The most common medications are diabetic medications, beta-blockers for high blood pressure or heart disease, and medications to lower cholesterol levels. These medications need to be taken with care.

If your dad is having a hard time remembering to take his medications or if he’s already taken them, he needs help. Whether you live hours away or are close by, it may become your responsibility to find a way to ensure he’s taking his medications. How you help him depends greatly on how often you can visit him.

Stop By Before or After Work

If you live a few minutes away, stop by before or after work and stay until he’s taken his medications. When he has, you can put the medications back in a locked cabinet or drawer. If you’re not close, do you have a sister or brother who can?

Add Reminders to His Calendar

If he has a phone or computer that he looks at daily, add reminders to his calendar. Set it up so that he gets a pop-up notification that keeps appearing until he marks that he’s done the task.

Purchase a Pill Organizer

There are pill organizers with alarms that open the dispenser door when it’s time to take the medications. Your dad will hear the alarm and take the pills. Most older adults find this system useful. If you stop by to check on him and he hasn’t taken his medications, you’ll need to find another option.

Call Him

If you don’t live nearby and there’s no one else who can stop by, call him on the phone and ask him to take them. It depends on how stubborn he is. If he hates taking his medications, it may be harder to fully trust him to take the pills this way. Video chat is ideal as you can see if he swallows the medications.

Ask an Elder Care Agency About Medication Reminders

Call an elder care agency and ask about medication reminders. Caregivers stop by each day and remind your dad to take his prescriptions. If he is running low, the caregiver can order and pick-up refills.

With elder care, you don’t have to worry about your dad taking two or three doses of the same medication. You don’t have to worry about him failing to take it. Medication reminders and elder care services give you peace of mind.

If you or an aging loved-one is considering Elder Care in Delray Beach, FL, please contact the caring staff at MAZALTOV HOME CARE, LLC today at. (561) 465-5920

Sources:
https://www.cdc.gov

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