Medical experts know that one of the best places for people to recover after illness or injury is right in their own home. And those with chronic or long-term illness often find home care to be just what the doctor ordered.
UHS is the leading provider of home care services in the greater Binghamton community. We offer skilled nursing at home, medical equipment and supplies for the home, and long term care.
These programs deliver a wide array of home care services, including highly skilled, specialized nursing care, monitors and nutritional supplies, durable medical equipment and many therapies. Our home care providers offer a service to meet your needs, right where you need it most. And there's a location near you.
UHS is the area’s leading provider of home care services. Our home care programs offer a wide array of services, including highly skilled, specialized nursing care, monitors and nutritional supplies, durable medical equipment and many therapies.
Of particular interest to those with heart conditions are the following:
Heart at Home — this program provides support and education in patient homes with the goal of increasing the patient’s knowledge of the signs and symptoms of congestive heart failure, thereby allowing early intervention to avoid hospital readmissions.
HomeMed Monitoring — this home monitoring system enables a nurse to keep an eye on a patient’s vital signs from miles away. Monitors measure the patient’s heart rate, blood pressure, mean arterial pressure, oxygen saturation level, and temperature, and then transmit this information to registered nurses at Twin Tier Home Health with a push of a button. Nurses then review the patient data and respond to any change that might indicate the patient’s condition is deteriorating or not progressing as anticipated.
Home Emergency Alarm Response system — Project HEAR (home emergency alarm response) provides emergency help with the touch of a button, 24 hours a day, seven days a week through a patient’s home telephone. If help is needed, simply press the button on the activator. Within seconds, an emergency response operator will speak to you and immediately dispatch appropriate emergency aid.
Specialized care in your home — UHS provides a wide variety of nursing services; physical, occupational and speech therapy and rehabilitation; education about nutrition and disease management; medical social services; and home health aide services.
Why Choose UHS Home Care
There are many reasons you should choose UHS Home Care. Our qualifications are just the start:
- We’re accredited by the New York State Department of Health
- We’re recognized by Medicare to meet the home medical equipment needs of seniors
- We meet all 30 Medicare Supplier Standards
- We’ve been providing medical products and services to the community for 20 years
- Our highly qualified staff includes registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, respiratory therapist, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and home health aids.
- We’re accredited by the Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation
UHS Home Care Rehab at Home
For a variety of reasons, some patients opt to recuperate at home. That’s why UHS Home Care developed its Rehab at Home program.
The cornerstone of Rehab at Home is our expert clinical team that includes physical, occupational and speech therapists; certified rehabilitation nurses; nurses certified in wound, ostomy and continence care; medical social workers; physicians; and other specialists. Our team works closely with patients, their family, and their physician to establish functional goals and an individualized plan of care to improve independence.
The Rehab at Home staff is experienced with the most complex patient care needs, including:
- Complex orthopedic cases
- Neuromuscular disease
- Neurological disease
- Post trauma
Our focus is on providing compassionate and dependable care that is sensitive to the needs of our patients and their family. Our rehabilitation services rank in the top quartile nationally for patient satisfaction.
UHS Home Care Heart at Home
Heart at Home is a cardiac disease management program designed to optimize your health and decrease the likelihood you’ll be readmitted to the hospital. Developed by UHS Home Care, Heart at Home educates, equips and empowers you so you can manage your heart condition at home and feel
and function as well as possible.
In conjunction with your physician, a registered nurse will coordinate your Heart at Home care team, which may include a physical and/or occupational therapist, a dietitian and a social worker. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will visit you in your home.
This enables us to:
- identify and eliminate risk factors
- review your medications
- spend one-on-one time with you to understand your lifestyle, nutrition and exercise habits and offer suggestions or modifications to help you manage your heart condition
- utilize telemonitoring equipment to closely track your vital signs
- educate you on what you can do after you are discharged from this program to maintain your heart health
Are you a candidate? Most Heart at Home patients have a diagnosis of hypertension, coronary artery disease, atrial fibrillation, angina, congestive heart failure or have recently had a cardiac procedure or surgery. A comprehensive approach UHS also offers a Cardiac Rehabilitation program at UHS Binghamton General Hospital, as well as provides ongoing monitoring of patients with congestive heart failure through UHS Stay Healthy at the Oakdale Mall. You take control
What you’ll learn about cardiac disease and lifestyle, diet and exercise modifications will help you maintain your independence and gain control of your health.
To learn more about Heart at Home, call 607-763-5600
Project HEAR is a home emergency alarm response system that operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week through your home telephone.
It’s an affordable alternative for people who want the reassurance of help if they need it—the elderly, infirmed, a single parent with young children or anyone who desires security and peace of mind. How the System Works
- You wear a lightweight activator as a pendant or wristband. If help is needed, you simply press the button on the activator.
- The signal is then passed through the HEAR control unit in your home to the Emergency Response Center. Automatically, your message is received and your name and personal information flash on the computer screen.
- Within seconds, a trained specialist speaks to you, even if you are in another room. Whether you are able to speak or not, the emergency response operator will speak to you. Immediately, appropriate emergency aid is dispatched to you.
Activators are available in pendant or wristband styles. They are completely portable, require no wires, weigh less than 2 ounces and are waterproof (you can wear them in the shower or bath).
Units contain a microphone that enables two-way voice communication with our emergency response operator. The operator can hear you speak within a reasonable range.
Project HEAR systems are:
- Affordable and easy to operate
- Available in voice and non-voice units
- Staffed by highly trained technicians and operators
- A community owned, operated and serviced home emergency response system.
If you are worried about a family member or friend, Project H.E.A.R. is the perfect gift for a loved one. It's a gift that gives you both peace of mind, knowing help is available at the touch of a button.
Home Care Medical Supplies
UHS Home Care has highly qualified professionals who provide extraordinary care for people with home health needs. We are committed to improving each patient’s quality of life and helping them recuperate in familiar surroundings while maintaining their independence and peace of mind.
From our Ithaca, Norwich and Vestal offices, we provide a wide array of services and products that support home health needs such as: nursing and intravenous therapy, respiratory services, and medical equipment and supplies. We also offer a Heart at Home program for people living with congestive heart failure.
Our staff includes knowledgeable and friendly mobility specialists; compression therapy fitters; respiratory therapists; intravenous therapy certified nurses; and certified Medicare billing specialists who are available to evaluate your needs, answer your questions, address your concerns, and work with your doctor and insurance company. We also guarantee friendly, efficient and free delivery of equipment to all customers. These are just a few of the reasons you should choose UHS Home Care for your home care needs.
UHS Home Care is licensed by the New York State Department of Health.