Home Care Services

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At FirstChoice, a multi-disciplinary team of health care professionals, including your primary physician, is readily available to assess your loved one’s needs and recommend appropriate care. With FirstChoice, you no longer have to worry whether your loved one is taking the correct medications, is receiving the appropriate rehabilitation after a stroke, or is managing their diabetes appropriately. We eliminate the worry through appropriately scheduled visits and services to help your loved one regain and maintain independence.

FirstChoice is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and offers a wide variety of services including:

  • Skilled care – RN, LPN, Physical Therapy
  • Medication management
  • Wound care
  • In-home IV therapy
  • Pain management
  • Rehabilitation for stroke or hip and knee replacement
  • Diabetes education
  • Personal care, such as bathing, dressing, and light housekeeping
  • Assistance with errands and shopping
  • Daily, weekly or live-in companionship

Our Home Care Programs

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Wound Care

Comprehensive care for surgical wounds, pressure ulcers, arterial and venous ulcers.

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Journey - Behavioral Health

Specializing in the care for patients with unique physical and mental health needs.

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Journey - Alzheimer's

Specializing in the care for patients and family dealing with Alhzeimer’s and other related dementia’s.

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Rehab - Orthopedic & Neurology

Specializing in the care for patients rehabilitating from orthopedic and/or neurological procedures.

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Diabetes Today

Clinical protocols for Type I (insulin dependent) and Type II (non-insulin dependent) diabetics.

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Infusion Therapy

Specializing in IV antibiotics, chemotherapy, parenteral and enteral nutrition and cardiac management therapy.

We want to be your FIRST choice.

For 20+ years, FirstChoice has been owned and operated by a dedicated group of experienced, Ohio-based professionals. We understand the well-documented benefits of allowing and empowering patients to recover at home, in the comfort of a familiar environment. We also know the complex and difficult issues interwoven into making those decisions. FirstChoice is the solution to dependable, caring and skilled quality home health care and a committed partner in the healthcare process.

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Our Caregivers

We believe that our caregivers are the most important aspect of our service.  That is why we only look for people who possess a genuine enthusiasm for helping others.  Additionally, all of our field staff are licensed, bonded, insured, and underdo a background check and drug screening to ensure your safety and security.

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Our Specialty Care Programs

We are particularly proud of our specialty care programs like our premier Journey Program.  This highly skilled multi-disciplinary team delivers comprehensive short-term intermittent home care to home-bound adults with behavioral and mental health diagnoses.

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Our Experience

For 20+ years, FirstChoice has been owned and operated by a dedicated group of experienced, Ohio-based professionals.  We understand the well-documented benefits of allowing and empowering patients to recover at home, in the comfort of a familiar environment.

Frequently Asked Questions

When do I know it's time for home care?

Naturally, making the right decision for the care of a loved one is an important decision. Home care is often a viable solution. This process begins with a careful evaluation of the patient’s unique and specific needs.

Home care generally falls into two categories: Skilled care and personal care. Skilled care is medical care provided by nurses, therapists (physical, occupational, and/or speech), and/or social services ordered by a physician. Skilled care is typically paid for by Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, or private pay. Custodial care, on the other hand, is care provided by home health aides to assist with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, and light cleaning. Custodial care is typically paid for through private pay or community waiver programs. FirstChoice can help you verify your benefits and coordinate coverage and billing options.

Home care might be an appropriate solution if your loved one is experiencing:

  • A new or chronic illness
  • Hospitalization or surgery and requiring recovery and healing
  • Anxiety, fear or other feelings that come with illness
  • A new health care diagnosis requiring a change in daily lifestyle

FirstChoice can help you decide if home care is right for you and your loved one. FirstChoice always makes family involvement and input a top priority. We want you to feel comfortable with the recommended services and feel confident that all of your loved one’s needs are being met.

Contact a local FirstChoice office in your area to see if FirstChoice is the right choice.  To view your nearest location click here.

What is Behavorial Health?

In October 2009, FirstChoice launched it’s new Behavioral Health program, called Journey.

Through the Journey Program, FirstChoice provides Behavioral/Mental Health home care services to home bound adults. Services are provided by a multidisciplinary team that provides comprehensive short-term intermittent home health services. The team is made up of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers, Physical, Speech and Occupational Therapists and Home Health Aides who can meet the holistic needs of the patient

GOALS OF THE JOURNEY PROGRAM:

  • Transition client from acute levels of care to home and community
  • Increase medication and treatment compliance
  • Improved functional ability
  • Prevent expensive in-patient hospitalization
  • Decrease emergency services utilization
  • Improve knowledge about medications, illness, coping, staying well and community resources
  • Decrease symptoms
  • Increase patient’s quality of life and overall health management

Do you think you or a family member might benefit from the Journey Program?

  • Are you anxious?
  • Do you feel that your life is empty?
  • Do you have feelings of panic about life events?
  • Do you have feelings of impending doom?
  • Have you noticed feelings of hopelessness and helplessness?
  • Do you frequently feel like crying?
  • Are life changes getting you upset and overwhelmed?
  • Has there been a marked change in your eating or sleep habits?
  • Do you think you might be depressed?
  • Are you forgetful?
  • Are you concerned you might have dementia or Alzheimers?

For more information on the Journey Program, please call a Clinical Manager at the office nearest you. To find your nearest location Click Here.

FirstChoice Home Health is a proud member of the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) and the Alzheimer’s AssociationFirstChoice Home Health was also a proud sponsor of the 2010 Memory Walk.

What do you offer for Alzheimer's or Dementia patients?

FirstChoice offers an alternative for families to consider for their loved ones with Alzheimer’s or other related Dementia’s.

FirstChoice, through our Journey Behavioral Health program, is proud to announce a new and innovative approach to Alzheimer’s and other related Dementia care. Our program, “Becoming an Alzheimer’s Whisperer,” enables the caregiver to calm fears and understand more about the loved one that is cuaght up in this terrible disease. This national program was developed by Dr. Verna Benner Carson, APRN/PMH and has been recognized by the American Psychiatric Nurses Association as “Best Practices in Dementia Care.”

Free Consultation

Not sure how to begin the process? That’s what we’re here for. Give us a call or schedule a time to chat.

Payors We Accept

Medicare

Medicaid

MyCare Plans Dual Eligible

Veterans Administration

Commercial Insurances

Most Private Insurances

Passport

Options

Private Pay

Payors We Accept

MyCare Plans Dual Eligible

Medicare

Medicaid

Commercial Insurances

Most Private Insurances

Passport

Options

Veterans Administration

Private Pay

Free Consultation

Not sure how to begin the process? That’s what we’re here for. Give us a call or schedule a time to chat.

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(800) 568-6216

Corporate Office

1457 W. 117th St.
Cleveland, OH 44107

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