Empowering Independence


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

phone: 937.644.9629
toll-free: 877.722.9629
fax: 937.642.5105

Call Union County Senior Services to set up services or to request a free Senior Services Directory (937) 644-9629

Help at Home

Alzheimer's Tracking
   Project Lifesaver is offered by the Union County Sheriff's Office and has had tremendous results nationwide locating residents who wander because of Alzheimer's, Down syndrome, Autism or other related disorders. Participants will be fitted with a bracelet, which in actuality is a battery-operated radio wrist transmitter emitting an automatic tracking signal every second, 24 hours a day.
call: (937) 645-4100 ext. 4471 for more information

Daily Living Help at Home  Loving Care Daily Living Services are long term care services provided to individuals in their homes. Daily Living Services may include: 

• General nursing care which do not qualify for Medicare coverage.
• Assistance with personal care and activities of daily living.
• Homemaker services (housekeeping, laundry, and meal preparation) when other personal care is needed.
• Assistance to “at risk” individuals

Although some individuals self-pay for Daily Living Services, most are provided to individuals with Medicaid or long term health insurance coverage. The actual care plan is based on the level of care and assistance required.
Referrals are received from many different sources: individual needing assistance, family members, clergy, social service organizations, physicians and medical providers. The individual needing assistance must agree to services and their physician must approve the plan of care.

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.


Daily Living Help at Home
 
Comfort Keepers was founded with a single goal in mind - to help people stay in their own homes.  Caregivers provide a range of care for just a few hours a day to 24 hours a day.

Comfort Keepers offers the following services:  in-home companionship care, meal preparation, light housekeeping, errand services, grocery shopping, incidental transportation, daily "TLC" phone calls, laundry and linen washing, clothes shopping, recreational activities, grooming and dressing guidance, organizing incoming mail, periodic review with family, respite care, emergency monitoring.

Comfort Keepers is located at 804 West Fifth Street in Marysville and can be reached by calling (937) 642-6474 or toll free at (866) 469-2300.

Daily Living Help at Home  Custom Staffing's In-Home Companion Care offers services to enable seniors to live independently in their own homes.
These services may include:
meal preparation
housekeeping
medication reminders
errands
daily routine assistance
Each of Custom Staffing's caregivers are Certified State Tested Nursing Assistants that are bonded, insured and screened.

Custom Staffing accepts Visa, MasterCard and PASSPORT and, in some cases, insurance reimbursement.

Custom Staffing is located at 232 North Main Street in Marysville and can be contacted by calling (937) 644-9675.

Daily Living Help at Home 
Memorial Hospital Home Health  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

Visit Memorial Hospital's website or call Home Health Care directly at (937) 578-2422.

Hospice - Loving Care
 
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  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.


Mobile Meals  Memorial Meals 
meals are planned by a registered dietitian and prepared in Memorial Hospital’s Food and Nutrition Services kitchen. Once you’re part of our Mobile Meals program, you’ll also be visited by a registered nurse who will evaluate your health to ensure that your needs are being met through the program. Meal recipients are encouraged to donate whatever they can afford toward the cost of the program. The approximate average cost of each meal is $4.50. A Supplemental Meals program that offers the same services as Mobile Meals is available to people under the age of 60.
For more information or to inquire about requirements, visit the
Memorial Hospital website
or call (937) 578-2445 toll free (800) 686-4677, ext. 2445.

PASSPORT  (Pre-Admission Screening System Providing Options & Resources Today) is Ohio's home and community based Medicaid-waiver program for older adults. To be eligible for this program you must be 60 years of age or older and need help with activities of daily living such as bathing and getting in and out of bed. Services available include homemaking services, transportation, personal care services, home-delivered meals, emergency response systems, adult daycare services, and case management. To be eligible, your income must be below $1,911 dollars per month and have no more than $1,500 dollars in assets. However, if you make more than this you can still receive services, but may be required to pay for portion of your care. This goal of this program is to help seniors who would otherwise be confined to a nursing home remain in the comfort of their own home. The PASSPORT Program is accepting referrals to the home care program. Call PASSPORT Intake at (800) 589-7277.

Personal Care - Title III Grant
 
Interim HealthCare holds the Title III personal care and homemaking services grant distributed by the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging (COAAA). This grant is part of the Older Americans Act and Senior Community Block Grants providing personal care & homemaking services including bathing, dressing, restorative exercises & many related activities.
• Eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis.
• Target for services are low income & aged 75+ clients.
• Cost share and sliding fee scale may apply.
Call Interim HealthCare 937-642-9031 or 866-427-1538 for more information or to make a referral!

Senior Watch Program 
The
Union County Sheriff’s Office currently offers two programs that help safeguard the independent lifestyle of the Seniors in our county. 

Senior Watch Call Program— A computer will call your home daily at a prearranged time with a pre-recorded message.  If you do not answer the call, the computer will call back in 20 minutes.  If there is still no answer, your chosen “keyholder” will be contacted and will be asked to check on you.  If the “keyholder’” is unable to be reached, paramedics and law enforcement officers will be dispatched to your home.

Participants must notify the Communication Center when they anticipate that they will not be home for the call.

Senior Watch Deputy Visit—A Deputy will periodically stop by to check on the program participant.  The visits will be brief.  Deputies will declare their presence by announcing that they are just “stopping by”.

Call Deputy Rod Wilson at (937) 645-4110 x – 4345 if you would like to learn more about these programs.

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. UCATS' fleet includes both handicap accessible vehicles and regular vans. All UCATS staff are trained in CPR, First Aid, DRIVE Training (Transporting Older and Disabled Adults) and Defensive Driving.

The UCATS' office is located at 18000 State Route 4 in Marysville and can be contacted by calling (937) 642-5100.