Home Health Care
The population age 80 plus is fast growing in South Florida, and are at high risk for nursing home or other institutional placement. Older adults wish to remain living at home as they age and for many of them, United HomeCare is a lifeline that makes this possible. Our home care support is critically important to help seniors age in place at home with dignity and independence. Our services our even more essential when a senior lives alone or when their family caregiver is at work. For more than four decades, United HomeCare has been a trusted leader known for pioneering advances in home health care for frail elderly and/or disabled clients, and developing educational programs that support family caregivers. As a designated Community Care for the Elderly Lead Agency, since the enactment of the CCE Act by the Florida Legislature, UHC has helped thousands of frail seniors live with dignity in the comfort of their home. Our services include nutrition assessments for risk reduction; personal care assistance with bathing, light cleaning, feeding, and home delivered meals among many other services. During illness or after hospitalization, homebound elders may receive nursing clinical care at home as well as physical, occupation and speech therapy services as ordered by their physician.
Assisted Living for Senior Citizens
When caregiving needs are above and beyond what can be provided at home, United HomeCare offers a wonderful alternative at The Residences of United HomeCare in West Kendall for Assisted Living Care. This welcoming community provides a family-friendly environment for seniors with all the comforts of home. Opened in 2016, the state-of-the-art facility is generator ready and conveniently located near hospitals and shopping centers. High quality, round the clock health care and supervision is provided in a beautiful, secure and affordable residential living community. United HomeCare had the vision to transform the landscape of assisted living in Miami to give seniors more viable options for quality, assisted living care. Well trained staff provide compassionate care and supports to residents that need assistance with activities of daily living. Using a private / public model The Residences of UHC designates a percentage of its housing units for low-income seniors, and the Waiting List for this group is high. The Residences is an all-inclusive program and offers gourmet meals, engaging social activities, a gym, library, daily linen service, and many more amenities. With exceptional home health aides, nursing assistants and two registered nurses on staff, they help make The Residences a loving home for all residents. Donate and help United HomeCare to fulfill the unmet needs for low income seniors who are in need of assisted living care.
As an impact partner of United Way's Caregivers United program, United HomeCare provides free "Lunch and Learn" seminars aimed at raising awareness about the complex issues facing family caregivers of older and/or disabled adults. At worksites throughout Miami and in collaboration with employers, UHC provides information resources and practical advice to family caregivers. This will enable them to find the community resources they for a family member and/or enable them to care for a loved one at home for as long as possible. We aim to improve the quality of life for their aging loved ones, and to delay and/or prevent institutionalization. This program provides support to family caregivers and helps to reduce their caregiving related stress and in the process also improves their health, work and life balance and much more. In addition to Caregivers United, United HomeCare offers a weekly caregivers support group in Doral and West Kendall, and a 9-week Stress-Busting Program for caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's and Related Dementias. The Lunch and Learn work-site seminars and morning or evening support groups are presented by United HomeCare's highly trained and experienced licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs). Help us to provide RESPITE SERVICE to Family Caregivers that need a home health aide to sit their elderly loved one, while they attend a support group. DONATE TO FUND RESPITE SERVICE.
Disabled Adult Program
Urgent Funding is needed for the Disabled Adult Program as all public funding has been decreased or eliminated. United HomeCare provides a variety of home and community care services to older and disabled adults in the Miami community. Low funding has jeopardized the care of disabled adults who are between the ages of 32-57. It is in this age group, that we are facing funding gaps. They are either too old to receive benefits for children and youth with disabilities or too young to receive services under traditional older adults programs—they are in the perpetual funding gap. Due to their extreme disability, frailty and multiple health conditions, these individuals can not live alone. Without home care services, they are at high risk of being placed institutional care. Your Donations will serve to fill the funding gap for their care. Please help us to ensure that these disabled adults do not lose their home care services. Thank you for giving!
Dare to Dream Program
This program helps us meet basic unmet needs and wants for clients and those on the waiting list – things that are not covered by Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance. Meeting these needs can make life a little easier and mean the difference between existing and thriving. The need may be as simple as a piece of basic furniture or an appliance, or it could include special equipment to allow a client to remain at home rather than going to a nursing home.
Funding received for The Dare to Dream Program also enables UHC to assist at-risk elderly and disabled adult individuals with short-term services.