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medical exams. These services improve profitability by increasing employee productivity, preventing and treating workplace injuries and illnesses, and reducing absenteeism.
Wilson Health is supported by
the Wilson Health Foundation, the philanthropic arm that provides financial support to meet both ongoing and future healthcare needs in the community. Volunteers are a diverse group of people in the community who donate their time to make a difference in the lives of patients and their families. Annually, Hospital Auxiliary members donate over 15,000 hours of service, student volunteers offer over 1,500 hours, and Hospice volunteers provide over 3,000 hours helping hospice patients and their families.
Shelby County is home to a vast network of family physicians, dentists, orthodontists, vision and hearing specialists, podiatrists, physical therapists, and other healthcare professionals.
One office that provides a
unique service to area children is Primary EyeCare Associates. Their Developmental Vision Testing and Therapy program is designed to identify and treat vision problems that affect learning and classroom performance. Correcting vision to 20/20 is only one solution. Some children need vision therapy to increase skills in areas such as eye-teaming, focusing, eye movements, visual perception, visual information processing, and integration of vision with the other senses.
The Sidney-Shelby County Health Department is dedicated to preserving the health of area residents through disease prevention and education. Public health nurses provide home
and school health services such as immunizations, communicable disease control, eye testing, and abstinence education. The Health Department also educates residents about what to do
in emergency situations such as power outages or extreme weather.
Hometown Urgent Care, Ohio's largest Urgent Care Company, offers
a full range of services to include treatment for injuries and illnesses including fractures, cuts, sprains, infections, colds, coughs, work related injuries and more. Urgent Care also offers a comprehensive list of employer services that include DOT drug screens, pre-employment physicals, respiratory fitness, and onsite services.
The Shelby County Counseling Center is a private, non-profit Community Behavioral Health Center that provides outpatient mental health and recovery services to Shelby County residents. Services offered by the experienced and certified staff include crisis intervention; individual and group counseling for a broad range of mental, emotional, and substance abuse issues; case management; medication management; driver intervention; and prevention and education programs. Covered under most insurance plans, the Center offers reduced rates for those who qualify.
The Rehabilitation Center for Neurological Development & Nicholas School in Piqua has been providing rehabilitation and educational services to children and adults for over 46
years. The Center serves clients with stroke, traumatic brain injury, Down Syndrome, birth trauma, autism, learning disabilities, and other brain conditions. Services offered include a comprehensive neurodevelopmental rehabilitation program, a neurofeedback training program, an aquatic therapy program, an adult day support program for intellectually developmentally disabled adults, and a special-needs K-8 non-public charter school (Nicholas School). Services are offered to
children and adults with a brain injury regardless of age, abilities, or economic circumstances. There are only four such centers in the country and this is the only one with a heated pool for aquatic therapy. Nicholas School is one of only three schools that combines curriculum and neurological programming to help students achieve maximum potential. The Center serves over 300 clients annually with a staff of 40 and many dedicated volunteers.
A number of licensed nursing homes in the region provide care for elderly and disabled persons. One of the most comprehensive programs is offered
by Ohio Living Dorothy Love, just north of Sidney. From independent living homes and apartments to skilled nursing care and rehabilitation, Ohio Living Dorothy Love covers the entire spectrum of choices for the aging population including memory care. A full range of activities, programs, and exercise opportunities are provided for independent residents who live in the homes and apartments on campus. Meals and help with basic tasks are provided for those who need more assistance. The skilled nursing care center provides private and semi-private rooms and its services include wound care and rehabilitative therapies.
Serving Sidney for 95 years, Ohio Living Dorothy Love is one of 12 life plan communities in Ohio under the umbrella of Ohio Living. Ohio Living Dorothy Love was named
a gold Employer of Choice for 2017-18 by LeadingAge Ohio, an organization that recognizes providers of aging services who demonstrate leadership in employee development and engagement, and meet stringent workforce development criteria.
The Sargeant Family Center for Aquatic Therapy and Rehab is a wing
at Ohio Living Dorothy Love designed for short-term rehabilitation after
injury or surgery. The private rooms
are furnished with power-lift recliners, walk-in showers, flat screen televisions with cable, and free WiFi. The therapy room staffed by physical, occupational, and speech therapists includes stairs, balance bars, weights, a sitting bicycle, and mock-ups of kitchen, laundry, and bath facilities. A major capital campaign in 2016 by the Ohio Living Foundation doubled the size of the rehab center and named it for brothers John and Bob Sargeant. The new space features the HydroWorx 2000, a therapy pool which provides a warm, soothing environment that puts less stress on joints or painful areas. The state-of-the-art pool offers
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