BMS HOME CARE PLUS:
"PREVENTION IS OUR PRIORITY"
BMS Home Care Plus (Body, Mind, Spirit), as the name indicates, is
the first of its kind healthcare agency that will provide an innovative
holistic approach in care for each client.
At BMS Home Care Plus our main goal is to ensure that those are able to, remain in their homes and continue to lead a life they envisioned regardless of age, disabilities (acute or chronic) and remain at optimal health throughout their lives.
BMS Home Care Plus is founded by Dr. Sharon B. McLeod. Dr. Sharon B. McLeod, after over twenty years of working in all facets of the Healthcare Industry, as well as herself being a family caregiver, saw the need for a comprehensive holistic approach in the maintenance of a healthy Body, Mind and Spirit. Acknowledging this need, Dr. Sharon McLeod first approached New York City Department of Health in 2007, with what she described as the PEPS approach to Diabetes Care.
McLeod 's greatest concern was the fragmented approach to healthcare
and the level of confusion faced by those who are in advanced in aged,
the under served and those with special needs, leading to some forms of
disparities and or health deterioration. This lead to seniors who retire
after years of hard work, having their golden years filled with
deterioration of the Body, Mind and Spirit, with up to 3.6 million
seniors who are considered housebound.
About 20 percent of Medicare patients are readmitted within 30 days of discharge. In addition to the $15 billion in financial costs, these re-admissions have another, less obvious cost -- a heavy emotional and health toll on the patients and their families
Therefore, BMS Home Care Plus
will address this need, by ensuring that our employees also serve as
advocates/navigators to address the need for reduction in re-admission by the extensive and continuous training in identification of deterioration in chronic conditions such as Heart attacks, CHF and COPD. There will also be continuous collaboration between BMS
Home Care Plus caregivers, primary Care physicians, hospitals discharge planners/ social workers, as well as family
caregiver. This collaboration will be maintained through our PEPS (Personalized, Education,
Prevention and Support) Protocol and our PRAT Philosophy (PATIENCE,
RESPECT, ACCOUNTABILITY and TEAMWORK.
Caregivers said they do not go to the doctor because they put their family’s needs first (67% said that is a major reason), or they put the care recipient’s needs over their own (57%) (NAC, 2004)
A major part of our service is support and advocacy for family caregivers, which will start at the at intake and throughout the course of service
If you are serious about getting and staying physically and mentally healthy, allow BMS Home Care Plus to help you and your love one achieve that goal, regardless of the stage of development you are currently in.