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Our History

About Us

For 45 years, MJ Care has provided highly regarded therapy staffing and related billing services to customers in schools, clinics, hospitals, long-term care and home health settings. We thrive on providing high quality, professional services to our customers, the MJ Way™







Physical therapist Mary Van Lare founded our company, then known as "MJ Therapy Services".  With a therapy aide by her side, Mary treated patients at a skilled nursing facility in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Mary's reputation as a servant therapist, with her incredible patient focus and positive outcomes set her and the MJ Therapy Services team apart.  

Our company received it's first designation as a Rehab Agency.  The following year, we updated our name and brand from "MJ Therapy Services" to MJ Care, Inc.

Wisconsin reimbursement for school-based services through Medicaid is launched, with MJ Care leading districts with billing services.  The following year, MJ Care begins providing staffing for physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy in the school setting. 

School billing with MJ Care expands to additional states, and, transitions to a custom-built, secure online program for Medicaid billing.

Kelly Meleo, daughter of founder Mary Van Lare, is named Chief Executive Officer and takes over responsibility of MJ Care, Inc. 

MJ Care continues to operate in many settings including long term care, assisted living, public and private schools and hospitals.  Our goal remains the same as it did decades ago: to provide high-quality, professional and ethical services, honoring the individual and their unique needs. 

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Mary Van Lare, Founder

"I give God all the credit for who we are and what we stand for."

- Mary Van Lare, Founder. 

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