United Home Health Services

Bringing the Hospital Home to You

Contact Us: 734-981-8820

New Partnership with Marycrest Heights

Posted 4-9-2012

United Home Health Services and Garden City Hospital have partnered with Marycrest Heights, a 60 unit luxury retirement community in Livonia, to provide on-site physical therapy, physician, and home care services. This will allow seniors to age safely and gracefully in their home environment.

Garden City Hospital will provide the on-site outpatient physical therapy while United will provide home care services including skilled nursing, personal care, housekeeping, laundry, meal preparation, grocery shopping, medication reminders & management, transportation, and errands for residents who require those services. Blood pressure screening and senior wellness programs are also provided.

"Our mutual mission is to provide seniors with the best living environment and quality of life possible. Garden City Hospital's and United Home Health Services' history in the community and commitment to serving seniors is a perfect fit for our Marycrest Heights residents. We are excited about this partnership because it will really provide our residents with a full range of convenient services right in their own home!" notes Jim Reuschlein, Manager at Marycrest Heights.

"We are honored to be partnered with such a wonderful organization like Marycrest Heights. Our philosophy regarding serving seniors blends so well with Marycrest's mission and vision of how senior care ought to be delivered," remarked Penny Rhein, President of United Home Health Services.

We encourage the community to tour Marycrest Heights! Call them at 734-838-6240 or visit them on the web at www.marycrestheights.org.

Free Health Fair for Seniors

Posted 4-21-2012

United Home Health Services, in conjunction with Garden City Hospital and Marycrest Heights, is hosting a free Health Fair for seniors on Friday April 27 from 11am-2pm:

Marycrest Heights
15495 Middlebelt
Livonia 48154

* Balance and Strength Testing
* Hearing Screening
* Memory Screening
* Glaucoma Screening
* Blood Pressure Clinic & Ask a Nurse
* Diabetes Education & Information
* Medicare & Medicaid Assistance Program
* Home Care Station & Information
* Hearing Aid Information
* Nutrition Information & Ask a Dietitian
* Medical Equipment Station

Light Refreshments Will Be Served

For more information, please call Mary Jane Swanson at 734-981-8820

Nurses: Advocating, Leading, Caring

Posted 5-5-2012

United Home Health Services is proud to celebrate National Nurses Week from May 6-12 with the theme:
Nurses: Advocating, Leading, Caring
We salute all the hard working nurses this week and especially our home care nurses who make such a difference in their patient's lives each and every day! They are truly advocates, leaders, and caregivers!
We would like to honor our nurses with the following prayer:

Let me dedicate my life today
to the care of those who come my way.

Let me touch each one
with healing hands
and the gentle art
for which I stand.

And when tonight
when the day is done
Oh let me rest in peace
if I have helped just one...

--Teri Lynn Thompson, RN

Michael Robertson, UHHS Aide, Awarded Scholarship

Posted 6-1-2012

Michael Robertson, a Home Health Aide at United Home Health Services, was recently awarded the 2012 Michigan Home Health Association/Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook Allied Health Scholarship Award. This award encourages students to pursue health care disciplines and helps ensure an adequate supply of health care professionals to meet the future needs of the industry.

After receiving his education degree from U of M---Dearborn, Michael taught in an elementary school for 3 years but realized this was not what he was called to do. He became interested in rehabilitation and health care after he sustained a knee injury and had to go through a long and painful rehab process himself. He thus decided to become a Physical Therapy Assistant. As a stepping stone to this goal, Michael received his home health aide training from Washtenaw Community College and began his employment with United.

“As a home health aide I found my niche in the world. I have a natural ability to anticipate my clients'/patients' needs. I have gained the reputation for being able to work with clients who have difficult behavior issues due to their dementia. I have an attention to detail in my work that ensures my clients' safety and health. I also advocate for my clients to ensure their best interest,” notes Michael.

He is currently attending Washtenaw Community College in their Physical Therapy Assistant Program. In order to continue his education and pursue his dream, Michael and his wife had to make some financial sacrifices.

Because of his work ethic, determination, academic excellence, and financial need, Michael was nominated by his supervisor, Angie Muscat, for this honor. He was presented with this $2000 award at the annual Michigan Home Health Association Conference in Traverse City on May 24 during the awards luncheon by Jill Roby-Snyder, MHHA President. The award money will be used to continue his Physical Therapy Assistant education.

“I am so proud of Michael for being chosen for this award and pleased that he will receive the funds to help him pursue his dream! He represents United Home Health Services and the home health aide profession so well. We are honored to have Michael on our staff!” states Angie Muscat, Service Coordinator and Director of Social Work at UHHS.

Job Fair - October 17, 2012

Posted 10-10-2012

United Home Health Services hosts Job Fair!

Certified Nurse Aides and Home Health Aides

Come join us Wednesday, October 17, 2012 from 10AM to 1PM at the Brighton Library

To register, call 1-800-968-8447

Bring your Resume and Driver's License and dress in interview attire.