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For Patients

Our Agency is guided by a tradition of personal, clinical, and technological excellence. We are committed to these values and their role in fulfilling our mission of providing the highest quality of patient care with compassion and respect for each person in the comfort of the home setting. We also understand the importance of working in collaboration with other providers within the healthcare industry to ensure seamless delivery of quality healthcare to every patient.

WHAT WE DO FOR OUR PATIENTS:

There is no better place to heal, recover, and restore than from the comfort of your own home.

We recognize the unique physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of each person and strive to extend the highest level of courtesy and service to patients, families, caregivers, and one another. For each patient admitted to our services, we begin care with a comprehensive clinical assessment using a holistic approach to assess the patient’s medical, nursing, rehabilitative, and social needs in his or her place of residence.

We work with the patients’ primary and other physicians involved in the care to establish a plan of care and deliver services accordingly. Our goal is to improve the wellbeing of our patients, reduce emergency room visits and hospitalizations, improve the patient and caregiver’s knowledge of the management of their condition, and maximize independent functioning of our patients, so they can remain where they want to be, HOME. Some of the services we offer to achieve these goals are:

Services

Skilled Nursing:

Our dedicated nurses are experts at home health care, with training and experience to meet our patients’ individual needs. We service a wide range of patients from pediatrics to geriatrics with numerous disease processes and skilled needs. Each nurse is hand-picked to deliver quality home care. Our nurses assist with identifying any Home Durable Medical Equipment needs and Specialty Programs for specific diagnoses to facilitate in ensuring the patient has adequate resources to remain safe and healthy at home.

Some of the services our Skilled Nurses provide are:

  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Transitions in Care
  • Wound Care, including Wound Vac Therapy
  • Infusion Therapy (including Peripheral, PICC, and Central lines)
  • Assessment and Observation followed up with Patient and Caregiver Education
  • Medication Management
  • Ostomy Care
  • Pain Management
  • Enteral Therapy
  • Injections
  • Post-Surgical Care
  • Home tele monitoring *
  • Catheter Care
  • Fall Prevention
  • Dietary Teaching
*availability in select service areas

Behavioral Health and Depression*

Our specialized Behavioral Health Registered Nurses can assist in the treatment of individuals to help them and their families live with, and in many cases, recover from a mental illness.  Our qualified nurses work with mental health professionals including psychiatrists and psychologists to create a home care plan. This plan is carried out to support the patient and family manage treatments and daily living.

Pediatric Services*

  • We have built a team of highly skilled nursing professionals specializing in pediatric services who strive to improve the lives of children within the comfort of their own home.
  • Private Duty Nursing: Eligibility for private duty nursing typically include patients with gastrostomy tubes, G-buttons, tracheostomy, or ventilator dependent. A diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy, certain birth defects, and certain developmental delays may also qualify.
  • Per Visit Nursing: May include services such as injections, lab collection, wound care, education & training, etc.
  • We accept Oklahoma Medicaid, private pay, and other forms of insurance. We will assist you in contacting your insurance company to verify eligibility.
*availability in select service areas

Physical Therapy:

If a patient has a condition that results in pain, physical impairment, limited movement, or loss of function; our Physical Therapists can help them to move better and feel better. The Physical Therapist will develop a personalized plan of care to help restore mobility and muscle strength. Physical therapists can also help patients with balance issues and to overcome chronic dizziness and vertigo caused by inner ear disorders.

Skills performed by our physical therapists in home health include:

  • Home safety evaluation
  • Gait training
  • Transfer training
  • Home exercise program development
  • Fall prevention
  • Pain management
  • Incontinence training
  • Wound care
  • Neuropathy treatment
  • Vestibular treatment
  • Balance training
  • Progressive resistance and strengthening exercises
  • Manual therapy techniques

Occupational Therapy: *
While physical therapy helps patients to move better, Occupational Therapy delivers exercise and training to restore patient’s ability to perform meaningful activities of daily living (occupations). These tasks can include dressing, bathing, laundry, and/or meal preparation. Sometimes adaptive equipment is needed to assist with these tasks, which can include items such as a reacher, long-handled sponge, buttonholer, rocker knife, and/or built-up spoons.

Skills performed by our occupational therapists in home health include:

  • Exercises and training to restore activities of daily living.
  • Comprehensive evaluation at the patient’s home to assess need for home modifications/adjustments.
  • Recommendations on adaptive and assistive equipment with education on provided use of the equipment.
  • Energy conservation techniques.
  • Techniques and exercises to help with loss of function in hands, arms, or legs.

Speech/Language Pathology: *
Speech Therapists can assist patients who have trouble with speech, language, memory/learning problems, and swallowing disorders. These issues can occur after a stroke, brain injury, or diseases such as Alzheimer’s or ALS. Speech Therapy helps to improve quality of life and safety for patients.

Skills performed by our speech therapists in home health include:

  • Comprehensive evaluation and development of a treatment plan.
  • Make recommendations for safest and least restrictive food/liquid consistencies.
  • Teach safe swallowing techniques and exercises to strengthen muscles in mouth, jaw, and throat.
  • Teach on ways to communicate better (how we express our ideas and thoughts) and receptive language (understanding others).
  • Assist with cognitive communication which includes memory, orientation, problem solving, organization, and attention.
*availability in select service areas

Certified Home Health Aide

Bathing and hygiene are very important to overall health and well-being. Our certified home health aides provide personal care assistance for those who need help to safely perform these functions. Our home health aides are trained in patient care and are CPR-certified. Each home health aide is chosen for their compassion and heart for others.


Patient Specific Care & Specialty Programs

Mays Home Care specializes in several Disease Management and Educational programs including but not limited to:

  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Transition in Care
  • Total Care Behavioral Health Program
  • Medication Management
  • Wound Care (including Wound Vac Therapy)
  • Infusion Therapy (including Peripheral, PICC, and Central Lines)
  • Assessment and Observation followed up with Patient and Caregiver Education
  • Medication Adherence
  • Ostomy Care
  • Catheter Care
  • Pain Management
  • Fall Prevention
  • Enteral Therapy
  • Dietary Teaching
  • Injections
  • Post-Surgical Care
  • Behavioral Health Nursing *
  • Pediatric Nursing *
  • Home Telemonitoring *
  • Physical Therapy
  • Gait/Transfer Training
  • Vestibular Program
*Availability in select service areas

Please reach out for more information on any of these services.


Patient Testimonials

Our goal is to positively impact and improve our patients’ quality of life at home. We love hearing from our patients!


FAQ's

Depending on your insurance coverage and the effects of your disease process, the following situations may qualify you for in-home care:

  • You are calling or making frequent trips to your doctor
  • You have recently been discharged from the hospital
  • You have wounds that are not healing
  • You need periodic blood work
  • You are an unstable diabetic
  • You have been prescribed new medications
  • Your blood pressure fluctuates
  • You are coming home from a nursing home
  • You have had or about to have surgery
  • You are falling or having functional declines
  • You have a new diagnosis that you do not know how to manage

Depending on your condition and policy, some or all services may be covered by:

  • Medicare
  • Commercial Insurance
  • VA
  • Medicaid (depending on circumstances)
  • Worker’s Comp
  • Personal Injury Settlements

Referrals are welcomed from prospective patients, family members, friends, hospital personnel, healthcare providers, and others. However, home health services must be authorized and coordinated by a physician, or nurse practitioners and physicians assistants. (Depending on your payor source) Anyone may contact our offices and we can obtain the information required.

It is always the patient’s choice as to which home health agency he/she wants. Often, a patient will be misinformed about whose choice it is or will be directed towards a preferred agency; however, no matter what the service is, in healthcare, it is always the patient’s choice.

Please reach out for more information on any of these services.

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