Home Health Care
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 families caring for elderly and disabled relatives. United HomeCare is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to making people's lives better with proven quality-of-life solutions delivered primarily in the comfort of their home and, most recently, at The Residences of UHC for assisted living care. Newly opened in 2016, The Residences is a state-of-the-art assisted living community located in West Kendall. It has transformed the landscape of assisted living options in Miami.
Today, United HomeCare is one of the largest home health and community care organizations in Florida, serving over 4000 clients in Miami-Dade and neighboring counties. United HomeCare is a designated Community Care for the Elderly Lead Agency since the enactment of the CCE Act by the Florida Legislature. To help seniors age in place at home, United HomeCare provides 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, an exciting new option for assisted living care, located in West Kendall. Opened in 2016, the stat-of-the-art facility, offers high quality, round the clock health care and supervision is provided in a beautiful, secure and affordable residential living facility. We aim to transform the senior living environment by providing compassionate care, gourmet meals, engaging social activities, and amenities for those elder individuals needing assistance with the daily activities of living. To learn more about The Residences, please visit www.theresidencesuhc.com. A community outreach program is offered at The Residences each Friday at 3 p.m., covering a variety of topics of interest to Baby Boomers, Older Adults and their Family Caregivers. To learn more about our Healthy Living, Social Fridays Speakers' Series, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Working in partnership with the United Way, Caregivers United provides free "Lunch and Learn" seminars aimed at raising awareness about the complex issues facing family caregivers of older and/or disabled adults. By providing information resources and practical advice to family caregivers, we can help 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, helps to reduce their caregiving related stress and in the process also improves the, often difficult, balance between work and life. In addition to Caregivers United, United HomeCare offers a weekly caregivers support group in Spanish and a 9-week Stress-Busting Program for caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's and Related Dementias.
The Lunch and Learn seminars are offered at the workplace of participating employers and are presented by United HomeCare's highly trained and experienced licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs).
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 eight (8) severely disabled adults in the Miami community. In 2016, funding cuts have jeopardized the care of these 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. This year (2016), all donations raised through Give Miami Day will serve to fill a $50,000 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.