United Home Health Services

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Humanizing Dementia Care Conference

Posted 9-21-2010

The Lillian & James Portman Conference is scheduled for October 12 at Schoolcraft College. Humanizing Dementia Care Through Creativity and Relationships will be full of useful, realistic information for home health aides, direct care workers, nurses, social workers, and anyone who works with individuals with dementia. CE contact hours are available. United Home Health Services was actively involved in planning this conference. If you have any questions, please contact us at 734-981-8820 and check out http://optimaldementiacare.com/portman-conference.html for more information.

Trick-Or-Treat Festivities at United

Posted 11-1-2010

The UHHS office was transformed into a Hansel & Gretel-themed candyland on October 29 for the benefit of the children, grandchildren, and friends of United's staff. The office was bustling with princesses, superheroes, ninjas, pumpkins, and goblins as the wide-eyed trick-or-treaters went from office to office gathering treats. "It was a fun day for both the kids and the staff," notes UHHS President Penny Rhein. "It was a nice change of pace and our staff really got into the spirit!" In addition to trick-or-treating, the costumed children made popcorn hands, had fun with tattoos, and enjoyed Halloween donuts.

Employees Donate to First Step

Posted 12-27-2010

The employees of United really got into the spirit of the season this year by reaching deep into their pockets and donating $300 worth of Walmart gift cards and $300 worth of teenage appropriate clothing for First Step families. First Step is a local, not-for-profit organization that offers free services for domestic violence and sexual assault victims and their families.

Kelly Byrne, Communication Specialist at United and coordinator for this project this year, noted that their goal was to collect $250 originally. "Then the money just kept pouring in. Our staff was so generous and so passionate about our cause---it was fun to see how much we could collect. We are honored that we can help First Step's mission with these donations!" remarks Kelly. Every year United chooses a different local organization, group, or family to be the recipient of their "Holiday Cheer".

Theresa Bizoe, Associate Director at First Step, states that they are so grateful to UHHS for selecting them as the beneficiary of their donations this Holiday season. "I was blown away by all the nice items and financial support that came from United's employees! We so appreciate your thougthful gifts for our families."

First Step services include a 24 hour help line, 24 hour on-call assault response team, interim and transitional supportive housing, counseling, support groups, in-court victim advocacy, safety planning, and awareness and education. Their 24 hour help line is 734-722-6800. For more information you can refer to their website at www.firststep-mi.org.

Free Workshop for Caregivers March 5

Posted 3-2-2011

The Geriatric Care Management Network of Southeast Michigan and Gerontology Dept. at Madonna University is hosting a free workshop entitled Difficult Decision Making as Your Loved One Ages: Medical, Legal, & Emotional Aspects on Saturday, March 5 from 8:45-1pm. Topics include long term planning, advanced directives, and emotional stress.

Speakers include Dr. Patricia Schmidt, Medical Director of In-House Hospice, Katie Graham, Neighborhood Legal Services of Michigan Elder Law and Advocacy Center, and Peter Ostrow, Director of The Dorothy & Peter Brown Jewish Community Adult Day Care Program.

The workshop takes place in Kresge Hall Room 1316 at Madonna University located at 36600 Schoolcraft in Livonia. Continental breakfast is included. For more information, contact Angie Muscat, Director of Social Work at UHHS at 734-981-8820.

March is National Social Work Month!

Posted 3-25-2011

Social Workers are a very important part of the health care team, especially in home care. Our social workers assist our patients and families to make a healthy emotional and social adjustment to illness or disability through counseling, education, resource development, and support. They also address financial issues and provide crisis intervention. Our social workers often help eligible seniors obtain prescription medication assistance.

We are proud of the wonderful work our social workers do each and every day! Thank you to social workers everywhere for your commitment, dedication, and expertise! Happy Social Work Month!