Union Hospital Home Health Care is prepared to provide compassionate, skilled support when doctors’ orders call for quality, professional care at home. Our experienced staff has the resources that patients want and need, bringing proven medical, therapeutic and support services to patients in their familiar, comfortable surroundings. Patients and their families are typically able to avoid frequent hospital and doctor office visits. Plus, they appreciate the high level of convenient Union Hospital care along with the knowledge that patients' well-being can be properly attended at home.
Anyone may refer a patient to Union Hospital Home Health Care. To make a referral, or for information about our services, please call us weekdays during regular business hours at 330.343.6909.
We serve all of Tuscarawas County as well as patients in surrounding areas of Carroll, Harrison, Holmes, and Guernsey counties.
Home Health Care provides a full array of patient services, including skilled nursing, physical and occupational therapy, and personal care services.
Working with your doctor, an experienced Registered Nurse will do an assessment and carry out the doctor’s orders such as:
- Drawing blood
- Administering injections
- Inserting catheters
- Changing complicated dressings
Our staff will provide assistance and give instructions for:
- IV care
- Diabetic care
- Catheter care
- Taking medications
- Ostomy and tracheotomy care
- Wound care
Skilled and experienced physical therapists use exercise, transfer training, and home programs to assist patients recovering from:
Injury or illness can affect the patient’s ability to care for themselves. Our skilled occupational therapists are available for patients recovering from stroke, surgery, and other illnesses. Their goal is to help the patient resume their daily activities, eat, dress, and groom themselves, and remain independent in their home.
Speech & Language Therapy
The speech therapist will assess and plan a treatment program for patients who have difficulty speaking or expressing themselves due to a stroke or an accident.
Home Care Aide
Aides assist patients with personal hygiene, run errands, perform light housekeeping, and assist with transfer and ambulation. Aides are available in addition to skilled services of nursing or therapy. All Home Care Aide services are supervised by a Registered Nurse.
Medical Social Worker
The medical social worker assists patients and caregivers with identifying and addressing psychological or social issues, and helps connect the patient and family with community resources.
HELP LINE Medical Alert Service
HELP LINE is a small, lightweight button the patient wears at home. If help is needed, even if the patient cannot speak, HELP LINE will alert the proper person and help will be on the way. HELP LINE offers the subscriber greater independence and a better sense of security at home. For questions or to order your device, call 330.364.0839.
Home Medication Dispenser
Take the guesswork out of taking daily medications. A Home Medication Dispenser can hold up to one week's medications, alerting the subscriber when the next dose is due. If the Dispenser is used in conjunction with HELP LINE, the HELP LINE monitor will call the subscriber's home to if a dose is skipped and summon help if needed.
TeleHealth – Connects patients with their nurse
TeleHealth is a small monitor placed in the home of a patient being treated for congestive heart failure, heart bypass surgery, emphysema, high blood pressure and other illnesses. The TeleHealth system allows our staff to monitor the patient's condition daily without the need for frequent visits by the Home Care nurse. The TeleHealth system can help reduce hospital readmissions so the patient can remain at home where they are comfortable and feel secure.
Frequently Asked Questions
You always have peace of mind with Union Hospital Home Health Care. A nurse is available by phone when the office is closed. Normal hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visits may be made outside of these hours for patients having special needs.
Home Health Care Eligibility
Admission to UH Home Health Care is based on your need for skilled care and your doctor’s recommendation. Union Hospital Home Health Care accepts patients without regard to age, sex, creed, handicap, national origin, or ability to pay.
Payment for Services
Home Health Care service fees services may be covered by Medicare, Medicaid, your commercial insurance plan, or other sources. Each insurance program has its own standards for payment. Verification of coverage and billing services will be handled for each patient by Union Hospital.