Empowering Independence


Union County Senior Services
18000 SR 4, Suite D128
Marysville, OH  43040

phone: 937.644.9629
toll-free: 866.722.9629
fax: 937.642.5105

Health Services

Adult Protective Services 
For older adults “quality of life” may mean simply to be safe and independent, to have the freedom to make their own decisions, to maintain the dignity that should come with aging, and to continue to contribute whenever possible.
Some older adults may become less able to provide for their own needs, or may be more vulnerable to the abuse or exploitation of others. When this occurs, the
Union County Department of Job and Family Services will assist these people to find ways to fulfill unmet needs and to protect themselves from the abuses of others. The assistance provided through Adult Protective Services is intended to offer individuals the greatest autonomy possible.

Contact Adult Protective Services by calling (937) 644-1010 x-2232.

The Ohio Attorney General's website also has a great deal of information on elder abuse and protection laws.


American Cancer Society  Amy Smothers, a patient navigator with the American Cancer Society is currently holding office hours at the Memorial Hospital of Union County.  Amy can help navigate the system and link you with needed programs and resources in Union County including cancer information, support programs, financial aid and insurance assistance, transportation assistance, and home health care resources. 

 

Community Meal Sites - Three located in the Union County Area.  Community Meal Sites are a wonderful place to eat and to meet new friends for those 60 or older. Meals are prepared by Memorial Hospital of Union County and meet 1/3 of the recommended daily allowance for older adults. The actual average cost of each meal is $4.50, but meals are provided for a donation only. Suggested donation is $2.50. Meals are served at 11:30 a.m. Monday - Friday excluding holidays. Reservations should be made by 9:30 a.m. the day that you would like to attend. There are 3 meal sites in the Union County area: 
Windsor & Community Senior Center
  376C Rosehill Drive, Marysville  Reservations: (937) 644-8459;
Richwood Civic Center  235 Grove Street, Richwood  Reservations: (740) 943-2310;
Pleasant Valley Center  390 Allgyer Drive, Plain City  Reservations: (614) 873-8870


Durable Medical Equipment Bank  Union County Senior Services accepts and distributes on a first-come first-served basis durable medical equipment like crutches, walkers, canes, wheelchairs, commodes, incontinence supplies, etc.  If you have items in good condition that you would like to donate to an area senior or are in need of something yourself, call Union County Senior Services  (937) 644-9629.  
 

Durable Medical Equipment Bank  VFW Post 332 in Marysville offers a durable medical equipment bank.  You do not have to be a veteran to use this service.  Call (937) 642-8205 for more information.

File of Life  Union County Senior Services in cooperation with a panel of local law and medical professionals has put together a standardized File of Life form for use in the County. The File of Life is filled out by you and placed on the refrigerator listing current medical conditions, medications and preferences. Emergency Responders are trained to look for the brightly-colored form when called to a home where the patient is unconscious or unable to answer important questions. These forms are free of charge for any interested Union County senior, and will be available to you at your local senior center and all functions of Union County Senior Services or by calling (937) 644-9629.

 

Free Eye Exam  The Seniors EyeCare Program (SEP) is designed for people who are age 65 and older, a US citizen or legal resident, do not have eye care insurance through an HMO or the VA, and have not seen an ophthalmologist in 3 or more years. Those eligible may receive an exam and up to one year of treatment at no out-of-pocket cost. There is one doctor in Union County (Marysville) who offers this program. For a referral and to determine eligibility, call toll-free (877) 887-6327.

 

Union County Farmers Market Healthy Senior Program  Union County Senior Services is working with UCATS and the Union County Farmers Market to provide financially eligible seniors with coupons that can be redeemed for locally grown produce.
If you are a Union County Senior with a current monthly income of $1,510 ($2,035 for a household of two), call Union County Senior Services at (937) 644-9629 for an application. Eligible seniors will receive $20 in coupons per month which are redeemable at either of the Union County Farmers Market locations. Coupons will be distributed beginning July 1st and will continue through September. UCATS will provide free transportation for those seniors who do not drive.

 

Hospice  The Loving Care Hospice is a Christian based agency.  The goal of hospice is the medical, social, financial, and spiritual issues of terminal care.  Loving Care's services extend not only to the needs of the patients, but to the family as well. 

Loving Care is committed to providing compassionate care while keeping the patient and family in control.

 

Loving Care is located at 113 South Main Street in Marysville can be reached by calling (937) 644-1928 or toll-free 1-800-313-6458.

 

Hospice - VistaCare  Basic Hospice Services
Through a team of healthcare professionals, hospice provides:
Medications and other methods of pain and symptom control.
Additional medications, medical equipment and supplies necessary to promote comfort at home or in other hospice settings.
Medical care focused on maintaining patient comfort, including frequent assessment and help for family members.
Assistance with personal care and activities of daily living.
Coordination of community resources and help to the patient and family with non-medical concerns. They can help family members mend damaged relationships, plan for the future and ease other emotional difficulties.
Help coping with spiritual questions and concerns at the end of life, either directly or by coordinating services with the patient's and family's spiritual advisors.
Bereavement services to help patients and families deal with grief.
Grief support services continue for 13 months after the death of a hospice patient.
Volunteers to provide companionship and emotional support and offer help in many different ways.
Hospice is primarily a concept of care, rather than a specific place.
Services are provided wherever you call home: your family residence, a nursing home, an assisted living facility, an inpatient unit, or a hospital.
Hospice services have even been provided in hotel rooms and homeless shelters. It's truly about meeting patients where they are - with the care that's right for them.
For more questions, please call (614) 476-6900 or visit their website at
www.vistacare.com.
 

In-Home Healthcare  Memorial Hospital nurses work with patients who are ordered by their physician while still in the hospital to develop a specific plan of care to meet individual needs. Nursing services that may be included in a patient's home plan are:

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Education about disease process, symptoms and managing your care at home

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Physical assessment

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Post-surgery care

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Home care coordination

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Medication management and instruction

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Blood pressure monitoring

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Injections

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Enteral feedings

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Infusion therapy

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Wound & ostomy care

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Diabetic care management


 

Transportation  The Union County Agency Transportation Service (UCATS) provides transportation for Union County residents to a variety of appointments and locations including senior meal sites, employment, counseling, shopping and medical appointments. Our fleet includes both handicap accessible vehicles and regular vans. UCATS staff are trained in CPR, First Aid, DRIVE Training (Transporting Older and Disabled Adults) and Defensive Driving.