United Home Health Services

Bringing the Hospital Home to You

Contact Us: 734-981-8820

Occupational Therapy

Our licensed occupational therapists are highly skilled professionals with many years of home care experience. In the home setting, the occupational therapist evaluates and treats patients that have limitations in performing their activities of daily living. The occupational therapist focuses on compensatory strategies, adaptive equipment, and environmental adaptations to maximize the patient’s level of independence and safety in their own home. Under the direction of the physician, the occupational therapist provides the following services:

  • Evaluation of therapy needs
  • Therapeutic activities for strength, coordination, and range of motion
  • Activities of daily living (bathing, dressing, toileting, etc.)
  • Transfer training (tub, shower, toilet, wheelchair, etc.)
  • Instrumental activities of daily living (meal preparation, laundry, home management, etc.)
  • Energy conservation and work simplification
  • Cognitive re-education
  • Perceptual compensations
  • Low-vision instruction and recommendations
  • Adaptive and durable medical equipment recommendations
  • Fall Prevention and safety training
  • Education for the patient and caregivers to coordinate and reinforce treatment

Community Resource Links

Adult Protective Services
Wayne County
855-444-3911
www.michigan.gov

Adult Well-Being Services
Caregiver Support Services
313-359-0736
www.awbs.org

AgingCare.com
On-line community that connects people caring for elderly parents to other caregivers, personalized information, and local resources
www.AgingCare.com

Alzheimer's Association
800-272-3900
www.alz.org

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
888-687-2277
www.aarp.org

American Cancer Society
800-925-2271
www.cancer.org

American Chronic Pain Association
800-533-3231
www.theacpa.org

American Diabetes Association
800-342-2383
www.diabetes.org

American Dietetic Association
800-877-1600
www.eatright.org

American Heart Association
800-242-8721
www.heart.org

American Lung Association of Michigan
800-678-5864
www.lungusa.org

American Parkinson Disease Association
800-223-2732
www.apdaparkinson.org

Area Agency on Aging
Region 1-A Detroit 313-222-5330
Region 1-B Southfield 248-357-2255
Region 1-C The Senior Alliance 734-722-2830
www.aaa1c.org

Arthritis Foundation
800-968-3030
www.arthritis.org

Citizens for Better Care
Long term care facility information
800-833-9548
www.cbcmi.org

Community Mental Health
313-224-7000 (Wayne) 24 hour crisis line
248-858-5326 (Oakland)

Deaf, Hearing & Sign Language Center
313-341-1353

Deaf and Hearing Services
248-473-1888

Elder Care Locator
800-677-1116

Elder Law of Michigan
800-347-5297

Family Caregiver Alliance
Extensive site for caregivers
www.caregiver.org

Family Independence Agency
Food Stamps
517-373-2035

First Step
(Domestic Violence 24 hour hotline)
734-722-6800
www.firststep-mi.org

Guardian Medical Monitoring
Personal Emergency Response System
877-437-7225
www.guardianmedmonitoring.com

Health Department
734-727-7000 (Wayne)
248-424-7000 (Oakland)

Hair Care for the Homebound
Hair on Wheels 734-564-8512

Hope Medical Clinic---Wayne
Indigent Health Care
734-710-6688

Independent Living Aids
Products for people with visual impairments
800-537-2118
www.independentliving.com

The Information Center
734-282-7171

Legal Aid and Defender Association
Free legal aid and consultation specializing in senior issues. Homebound services available.
313-964-5310

Legal Hotline for Seniors
800-347-5297

Lifeline Personal Emergency Response System
1-866-674-9900 ext. 4426
www.lifelinesystems.com

Long-term care insurance information
866-MICH-LTC or 800-582-4636

Meals on Wheels
734-727-7357 Wayne
313-876-4553 Detroit
800-851-14544

Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP)
800-803-7174

Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH)
517-373-3500
www.michigan.gov/mdch

Michigan Hospice & Palliative Care Organization
800-536-6300
www.mihospice.org

Michigan Long Term Care Connection
866-642-4582

Michigan Office of Services to the Aging
517-373-8230
www.michigan.gov/miseniors

Michigan Parkinson Foundation
800-852-9781

Michigan Self-Help Clearinghouse
Self-help & support group information
800-777-5556

National Caregiving Foundation
www.caregivingfoundation.org

National Council on Aging
www.ncoa.org

National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)
800-438-5383
www.ndep.nih.gov

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC)
800-860-8747
www.diabetes.niddk.nih.gov

National Family Caregivers Association
www.thefamilycaregiver.org

Needy Meds
Patient Prescription Assistance Program
www.NeedyMeds.com

Neighborhood Legal Services of Michigan
Elder Law and Advocacy Center
313-937-8291

Older Adult Services
810-762-5230

Reach To Recovery
Breast Cancer Support
734-971-4300

Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
Reassurance Program
313-278-7796

Rx Assistbr /> Patient Prescription Assistance Program
www.RxAssist.org

Sammons Preston Rolyan
Bathroom safety equipment
800-323-5547
www.sammonspreston.com

SMART Connector
Transportation
866-962-5515 (Wayne, Oakland, & Macomb)

Social Security Administration
800-772-1213

Veterans Affairs
800-827-1000

Wayne County Adult Day Care Services
734-727-7378

Wayne County Senior Citizens Services
734-727-7373

World Medical Relief
Prescription program, medical supplies & equipment
313-866-5333

Fall Prevention Tips

As people age, changes in their vision, hearing, muscle strength, coordination, and reflexes may make them more likely to fall.

They are more likely to have disorders that may affect their balance.

In addition, elderly people often take more medications that may cause dizziness or lightheadedness.

Preventing falls is especially important for people who have osteoporosis, a condition in which bone mass decreases so that bones are more fragile and break easily.

Every year thousands of elderly people are disabled, sometimes permanently, by falls that result in broken bones. Many of these injuries could be prevented by making simple changes in the home.

STEPS TO TAKE:

  • Keep walkways free from clutter and cords.
  • Keep fire exits clear. Remove throw rugs, use bathroom safety equipment.
  • Have your vision and hearing tested regularly and properly corrected.
  • Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about side effects of the medicines you are taking and ask whether they could affect your coordination or balance or cause dizziness.
  • Use caution when getting up too quickly after eating, lying down, or resting. Low blood pressure may cause dizziness at these times.
  • Wear supportive, rubber-soled shoes. Avoid wearing smooth-soled slippers or socks only on stairs and waxed floors.
  • Use a cane or walker to help maintain balance on uneven or unfamiliar ground or if you sometimes feel dizzy.
  • Use special caution and proper footwear when walking outdoors on wet or icy pavement.
  • Maintain a regular program of exercise to improve strength and muscle tone, and keep your joints and ligaments more flexible. Check with your doctor or physical therapist first.
  • Limit your intake of alcohol. Even a small amount of alcohol can disturb already impaired balance and reflexes.
  • Unplanned weight loss and malnutrition are common problems in the elderly that can affect strength and balance. If you have unexpectedly lost weight, check with your nurse or dietitian for nutrition recommendations.
  • Make sure that night time temperature in your home is at least 65 degrees F. Prolonged exposure to cold may cause a drop in body temperature, which may lead to dizziness and falling.

Medicare/Medicaid Counseling

Free counseling available with a certified medicare medicaid assistance program counselor!

United Home Health Services is proud to offer the community free counseling with a certified MMAP (Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program) counselor. This helps you make health benefit decisions. The counselor can help you:

  • Understand Medicare & Medicaid eligibility and the various plans
  • Apply for Medicaid
  • Research and enroll in Medicare D drug insurance
  • Assist with Medicare supplemental plans
  • Find pharmaceutical assistance programs
  • Identify & report Medicare/Medicaid fraud and abuse issues
  • Explore long term care insurance options

The counselor will be at our United Home Health Services office on the
following days from 1-3pm:

2013 Schedule

  • All dates meet from 1pm to 3pm unless otherwise noted
  • January 2
  • February 6
  • March 6
  • April 3
  • May 1
  • June 5
  • July 10
  • August 7
  • September 18* (11am-1pm: This date only)
  • October 2
  • November 6
  • December 4

Our office is located at:

2200 Canton Center Rd. Ste. 250
Canton 48187

You may also access the MMAP website at www.mmapinc.org/pages/about.html

If you have any questions please contact us at 734-981-8820

IV Therapy

Our specially trained nurses are available to provide IV therapy and monitoring in the comfort and convenience of your own home. We coordinate the delivery of supplies with area infusion companies. We educate the patient and family re: their IV therapy and promote their independence. We make certain that adequate IV access is maintained and monitored and that any needed labs are drawn.