Beacon employees and residents alike celebrate success as they obtain their MY25 Certificates of Achievement. An impressive feat for everyone involved, this program includes training, tutorials, running reports, and executing on meal plans for residents. Over the past two years, several of Beacon Specialized Living’s homes have improved drastically. When the My25 Program was initiated, approximately 24 percent of people supported were at a normal Body Mass Index, or BMI. Now, post and ongoing My25, 60 percent of people supported are at or moving toward a normal BMI.
Four programs received certificates of achievement from this quarter’s MY25 results for their residents and one for the home’s staff.
“I really believe in MY25 because I’ve seen it’s success.”Lisa Summerhill
MY25 is a foolproof mealtime toolkit that streamlines menu planning, grocery shopping, and recipe preparation with supports customized for any individual. You can find out more about the MY25 program and how tailored meal plans help residents here. Mainstay is the name of the company, and the family of web-based/mobile-optimized products is branded the My25 Program.
“I really believe in MY25 because I’ve seen it’s success. It’s possible; residents and staff just have to put in the work” says Lisa Summerhill, Director of Nutrition Services. “We have already seen so much success with staff involvement. The more MY25 knows about your residents, the more customized your menu can be, and customized menus make for happy residents!”
Even with special dietary restrictions, the MY25 program has seen success across the board. Residents who are under or over their target weight, diabetic, have allergies, and other considerations are taken into account during the program and MY25 staff are specially trained to develop appropriate meal plans to help residents succeed in their fitness goals. This is just another tool that the staff at Beacon Specialized Living uses as part of their Person-Centered Planning approach to improving residents’ lives every day.
A testament to the program and guidance under the tutelage of Lisa S. and Lisa B., residents are seeing weight loss and an improvement in their quality of life.
“River Run home is rocking it out with 10 of 11 residents experiencing weight loss this quarter! Great job Ladies,” says Lisa.
The Beacon team looks forward to more positive results in the future with a promising outlook from several other homes. For more information on how you can get started in the MY25 program, you can contact Lisa Summerhill, Director of Nutrition Services, at Lsummerhill@beaconspecialized.org or visit the official MY25 program.