UHRICHSVILLE -- Ember Complete Care will celebrate 26 years of service this year to the community.

Ember is locally-owned and operated by Jock and Lois Grandison with two locations to serve clients. Ember's main office is located at 1800 N. Water St. Ext., Uhrichsville. A branch office opened in October 2010 at 601 N. Main St., Coshocton.

Ember provides multiple services including skilled nursing, personal care, physical therapy, psychiatric nursing, wound care, medication assistance, IV infusion and homemaking.

Ember will provide a free in-home nurse visit to determine a client's needs. The registered nurse will then coordinate services with the client's physician, family and community resources to ensure that their needs are met so they can remain safely in their home.

Ember has more than 475 employees, including registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, home health aides, physical therapists and office staff. Continuous training and in-services are provided to maintain quality of care. Employees are bonded and insured for clients' safety.

During 2011, Ember was deficiency-free during Area Agency on Agency PASSPORT Review, Ohio Department of Development Disability (formerly MRDD), and two Ohio Department of Health compliance reviews.

Ember is certified to provide services under Medicare, Ohio Medicaid, PASSPORT, Care Coordination, Ohio Home Care Waiver, DODD Waiver, Veterans, Insurance, and Managed Care. Ember's trained nurses and billing staff will assist clients with all eligibility and billing questions.

President Lois Grandison, a registered nurse, has built Ember on the philosophy that each client has the right to quality services that allow them to remain in their own home. Ember serves more than 580 clients from infants to elderly in Tuscarawas, Carroll, Harrison, Holmes and Coshocton counties.

Ember's goals for 2012 are to continue to educate and assist clients and their families on the community services available to them. In 2011, Ember was proud to be able to provide assistance in excess of $100,000 to local schools, organizations, benefits, hospitals, churches, sponsorships and families in need. They will continue to support community causes in 2012.