Finding safe, adequate care for a loved one is typically a difficult and draining process. Every year, more than 1 million senior citizens are abused in nursing homes. It’s no surprise the safest and most comfortable choice to help your loved one is getting care from the comfort of their home. Here in the Rochester area, the home care market is slim. Universal Care Services (USC) is here to fill that need. USC has trained and certified staff that is ready to lend a helping hand.
USC offers a variety of services like help with chores, grocery shopping, transportation, travel, cooking, cleaning, and more. They also have a Chaplin on staff that can provide prayer for families dealing with hospice or illness, bible study, a listening ear or even assistance with end of life arrangements.
In addition to that, UCS has an Elder Care Advocate on staff, a unique resource many agencies don’t have on staff. The Elder Care Advocate can assist seniors applying for Medicaid and Social Security disability, reviewing medical bills and insurance claims, and they can provide support after a hospital stay.
Their partnerships with The Greater Rochester Area Partnership for the Elderly (G.R.A.P.E) and Lifespan of Greater Rochester Inc., prove their credibility, allow them to reach new clients and help further their mission. They are accredited by the Better Business Bureau. Soon, Universal Care Services will partner with The Alzheimer's Association to train all staff as Dementia Care Specialists.
UCS is also active in our local community. For the second time, they will participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer's Disease, October 21, 2017 at Frontier Field. They’ve raised hundreds of dollars in 2016 and hope to increase their donation this year. USC is passionate about helping every way they can.
Universal Care Services has staff available to talk about signs that your loved one might need a helping hand, the benefits of home care versus a nursing home, and a variety of other topics relating to elder care.
Last week, Universal Care Services CEO Mildred Strader was a guest on the SOULstainable Living Radio Show on 104.3 FM. To learn more about Universal Care Services visit www.universalcareservicellc.com.