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Services 2017-08-17T14:43:09+00:00

In Home Help

Quality and Satisfaction is our goal.

Community Home and Health Services was founded on February 1st, 1991. We are dedicated to helping persons with developmental disabilities reach their full potential and to encourage their independence by providing supervised, community based living alternatives for adults. CHHS provides services that help to build dignity, self-worth and self-expression for individuals. Northern Management emphasizes the least restrictive, most natural settings possible.

Transportation needs including wheelchair accessible vehicles.
Attending to the physical needs of people who are disabled or otherwise need assistance in taking care of themselves, including tasks such as bathing, management of bodily functions, and cooking.
Temporary care of a dependent elderly, ill, or handicapped person, providing relief for their usual caregivers.
Residential assessments, product recommendations, bathroom, kitchen, bedroom medications, wheelchair ramps, grab bars etc.
Administer and monitor medications based on prescription schedule and dosage.
Provide a feeling of fellowship or friendship, as well as engaging in activates outside the home or with other groups of individuals.
Watering plants, dusting of surfaces and knickknacks, as well as picking up newspapers, magazines and other clutter. It also includes emptying the trash, vacuuming and sweeping of main walk areas.
Taking to the grocery store, picking up prescriptions, shopping and other transportation needs.
Making your weekly breakfasts, lunches, and dinners ahead of time or during services.

CHHS can provide a wide array of services including in home health care, to allow an individual’s needs to be met while remaining in their own home; regardless of their age or disability. CHHS has relationships with other agencies in 9 counties throughout Northern Michigan. We ensure that individuals who are receiving those services are provided with cost effective support. CHHS is an experienced care provider for any age or disability. From our youngest client of 8 years old to our oldest at 104, we are sure to provide a customized plan of care for your specific need.  CHHS offers these services 24 hours a day 7 days a week; with an on call support system that assures your call will be handled in a timely manner.  Services are offered throughout Northern Michigan, including the Gaylord, Grayling, Petoskey, Cheboygan, Roscommon, Houghton Lake and Traverse City areas.

Quality and satisfaction of service is our goal. Prior to receiving services, a thorough assessment is completed to assess the person’s needs at no cost.  A plan of service is then developed with input from the individual, family and health care providers. Monitoring of these services is ongoing to be sure that the plan is working and adjustments are made as needed.

Staff are thoroughly trained before beginning work in any location and then receive additional training on site to provide the best understanding for the person’s needs.  A high consideration of the person’s needs combined with personality traits of them and the staff is taken to ensure a comfortable relationship between staff and client.  The person receiving the care is always entitled to be a part of their own staff selection.

Home Modifications

Access Unlimited

When your mobility is limited it can prevent you from having access to your home and living independently. People dealing with physical limitations or who are aging may need to modify their home to accommodate their needs. Functional modifications are what AU specializes in. AU has the experience, knowledge and resources to enable you to remain in your own home. When it comes to being independent there is no place like home.

If your mobility is limited AU can make functional modifications to deal with your accessibility needs:

  • Install wheelchair ramps and walkways.
  • Widen doorways and create space for easy entrance and movement.
  • Modify Bathrooms: Replace tub with a roll-in shower or walk-in tub. Make sinks and vanities accessible when seated. Install fixtures and grab bars.
  • Modify Kitchens: Make countertops, sinks and cooktops accessible when seated. Install pull down shelves to upper cabinets.
  • Living areas: Install fixtures and Assistive Technology.

Residential Assessments for personal need and Universal design.

AU is a licensed builder that specializes in access accommodations.

AU can modify your home to meet your individualized need.

AU services are affordable for fixed incomes.

Equipment Loan Closet

Examples of Items we Carry:

  • Canes
  • Walkers
  • Wheelchairs
  • Powerchairs
  • Showerchairs
  • Camodes
  • Toilet Riser
  • Crutches
  • Hospital Beds
  • Bedside Tables
  • Mechanical Lift/Slings
  • Nebulizers
  • CPAP Machines
  • Attends, Blue Pads, etc.
  • Feeding Tube Accessories
  • Catheters

CHHS provides medical equipment for those in need, at no cost.  Over the years, we began collecting medical equipment that people no longer wanted or needed.  Because we care for people, it was just a natural occurrence that we would store the equipment and when we had someone who needed something, we could give it to them.  It became evident fairly quickly, that there is a huge need for medical equipment in our community.  Oftentimes insurance doesn’t cover the equipment or getting the coverage for the insurance can take a couple of weeks and the person can not wait.  Some people have no insurance or the equipment they need is not covered.  There are many times when someone only needs the equipment for a short time while they recover from surgery or an injury.

CHHS now takes donations of new or used medical equipment.  This equipment is then made available for anyone who needs it.  Anyone.  There are no stipulations or requirements to borrow the equipment.  There is no cost.  We only ask that if you no longer need the items, that you return them to us, so others can gain the same benefit from the equipment.  The process is simple.  You can come in and check out what we have in stock or you can simply call and ask.  The only information we take from you is your name and phone number and you are all set!