Services

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Services

 

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Take Care of Yourself! Use The Human Services Center’s Health Programs in the Downstairs Clinic

Blood Pressure Screenings
Every Monday from 9 -11:45. Free!

Emotional Support Group
Recovery
Recovery, Inc. meets Fridays from 10:00 to noon. Having trouble dealing with your emotions? Recovery, Inc. is a self help program that will help you cope in a friendly, small-group atmosphere. Meetings are held in a private room. Free coffee!

Food Programs
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The Human Services Center is the headquarters for the local Meals on Wheels program. Volunteers deliver a warm lunch and cold supper Monday through Friday mornings. Cost is $27 per week.
Call 526-2499 for enrollment information.

Brecksville Pantry
The Human Services Center distributes food once each month to families of all ages who are in need. If you or someone you know needs assistance please contact the Human Services Center at 526-2499.

Food Donations
The Brecksville Pantry is always in need of food donations or gift cards to Giant Eagle and Heinen’s to buy fresh meat and produce. We especially need canned tuna, canned pasta, canned vegetables, canned soups and paper products. Please bring your donations to the Human Services Center at 2 Community Drive.

Senior Transportation
Need a ride? Transportation is available for residents 60 and over, Monday through Friday from 9 to 4. Our cars will take you to a medical appointment anywhere in Cuyahoga County. Our van will take you on errands on Tuesday and Thursday. Our bus will take you to a restaurant on Wednesday and a shopping mall on Friday. Click here to download an application. Applications may be emailed to webtrac@brecksville.oh.us, mailed or dropped off at the Human Services Center. For more information call 526-2499.

Reassurance Calls
One of the many services offered by the Human Services Center is “Reassurance Calls.” Every day, 365 days a year, you’ll receive a call from a staff member or volunteer from Human Services. If you don’t respond by the end of the day we will notify a friend or relative that you designate to check on you. Call 526-2499 to sign up. This is greatly suggested for older folks who live alone.

Safety and Crime Prevention
55 Alive
Defensive driver training which reviews the rules of the road, signs, road markings and safe driving techniques, often qualifying participants for lower insurance rates.

Special Assistance
Salvation Army Unit
Emergency help for families as well as individuals.

Homestead Exemption
Free information and applications for those who qualify for reduced property taxes.

Home Energy Assistance Program
HEAP offers free information and applications for those who qualify for reduced heating bills.

Snow Removal
Low cost driveway snow removal for qualifying residents 70 and over.


ATTENTION RESIDENTS COVERED BY MEDICARE

If you are:
Denied admission to a hospital or are asked to leave before you feel well enough:
1. Tell the hospital to put it in writing, and
2. Call KePRO, Inc. at 1-800-589-7337 IMMEDIATELY!
3. Dissatisfied with the quality of care you are receiving or have received in the past?
Call KePRO, Inc. at 1-800-589-7337.
KePRO, Inc. is an agency that protects the rights and health of persons on Medicare. KePRO’s services are part of your Medicare coverage and their services are FREE to all people on Medicare, including those people enrolled in Medicare HMOs.
For more information call KePRO, Inc. toll free at 1-800-589-7337.

If you stay overnight at the hospital be sure that your doctor designates you as “Admitted,”
not “Under Observation.”
Medicare will not pay charges if you are there “Under Observation.”
Also, if you are moved from the hospital to a skilled nursing facility for rehab or another reason designated by your doctor, Medicare will not pay for your stay in the skilled nursing facility during the period of time that is covered by Medicare unless you were in the hospital for three days prior to going to the skilled nursing facility directly from the hospital. This is also known  as being in the hospital for three midnights.
 

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