Community Health- Adult Services


                                                    

 

Information and Assistance for Aging Adults and Individuals with Disabilities

MAP of Worcester County is a "one stop shop" for Worcester County residents to access information and services to help aging and vulnerable adults remain in the community.

Worcester County MAP consists of a multi-agency platform consisting of Worcester County Health Department, Worcester County Department of Social Services, and Worcester County Commission on Aging. The Adult Services programs of these agencies work cooperatively to help aging and vulnerable adults navigate their resource and support options. 

 

Worcester County Health Department

MAP Intake & Navigation-  provides information, assistance and referral to aging adults. Provide Options Counseling to help plan and coordinate for long-term services and goals related to home & community-based living. Provide education, system navigation & linkage  to community resources. 

Adult Evaluation and Review Services (AERS)- provides an in-home assessment for clients who are risk of long term care facility placement. Nurse or Social Worker provides referrals to community resources to help client remain in the community and achieve the highest possible level of independence and health. 

Hospital Outreach Initiative (HOI)- program available for clients admitted to Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin Nursing Home & Rehabilitation, or Snow Hill Nursing Home & Rehabilitation. Provides home visiting and follow-up coordination to prevent long-term/permanent placement. 

Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH)-  only available for Atlantic General Hospital patients. Program referrals are only accepted for AGHS providers. Provide in-home assessment of medical and socioeconomic needs and provide referral and linkage to community resources.

Senior Information & Assistance- provide assistance to complete applications for energy assistance, financial assistance, transportation assistance, & insurance programs. 

 

Worcester County Department of Social Services

Adult Protective Services (APS)- prevent or remedy the abuse, neglect, self-neglect, or exploitation of adults who are unable to protect their own interests and are at risk of immediate harm to their own person or to others. 

Social Services to Adults (SSTA) - a case management program of vulnerable adults that builds on strengths of the adult's community and family support system.

In Home Aide Services (IHAS)- provides aide services to help adults with functional disabilities remain in their homes. Assistance includes: personal care, chores, and other activities of daily living.

Respite- provides short term temporary care in order to provide a period of rest of family caregivers.

Project Home-  provides a "adult foster family" model of care that provides a stable, family-like living arrangement in the community.

Adult Public Guardianship-  if an adult is unable to make health and safety decisions for themselves, the court appoints a guardian to act as a substitute decision maker. 

Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) & Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB)- Medicaid programs available for qualifying Medicare recipients. These programs can help pay for a portion of their Medicare premiums and some prescriptions costs. 

 

Worcester County Commission on Aging

Senior Care-  provides aide services to help adults with function disabilities remain in homes. Assistance includes: personal care, chores, and other activities of daily living

Meals on Wheels (MOW)- prepared meals delivered to the home of homebound residents who are unable to grocery shop and/or prepare meals. 

Adult Medical Day Care (AMDC)- provides nursing and personal care services for adults requiring varying amounts of supervision. Also provides recreational, educational, and therapeutic activities for participants. 

Senior Centers- Provides socialization, variety of recreational activities/games, daily exercise activities, variety of special events and trips, and a fresh meal. Four locations in Worcester County: Berlin, Ocean City, Pocomoke & Snow Hill. 

Community for Life (CFL)- provides services to help seniors live more independently in their homes. Provides transportation to medical appointments and grocery store, simple home repairs, vendor services referral, telephone/friendly check-ins. Contact COA at 410-632-1277 for current service area and monthly/yearly subscription cost. 

National Family Caregiver Grant- provides funding to support respite care and supplemental services.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Substance Abuse Help

 

Zika Information

 

Rabies Information


     

WCHD News

(Snow Hill, MD)- Worcester County Emergency Service officials urge residents to exercise extreme caution and check on elderly and infirm neighbors during the heatwave forecasted to last through Sunday. Heat indexes for the shore are expected to rise above 100 degrees this week and exposure to extreme heat can be dangerous for humans and animals, even deadly.

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Extreme Heat often results in the highest number of annual deaths among all weather-related hazards. In most of the United States, extreme heat is defined as a long period (2 to 3 days) of high heat and humidity with temperatures above 90 degrees. In extreme heat, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature. This can lead to death by overworking the human body. Remember that:

Extreme heat can occur quickly and without warning.

Older adults, children, and sick or overweight individuals are at greater risk from extreme heat.

Humidity increases the feeling of heat as measured by a heat index.

IF YOU ARE UNDER AN EXTREME HEAT WARNING:

  • Find air conditioning.
  • Avoid strenuous activities.
  • Watch for heat illness.
  • Wear light clothing.
  • Check on family members and neighbors.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Watch for heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heatstroke.
  • Never leave people or pets in a closed car. Read more ...

    Health Department emphasizes the importance of rabies prevention and safety

    Snow Hill, MD- The Worcester County Health Department has confirmed eight rabies cases locally since the beginning of 2019, emphasizing the importance of rabies awareness and proper pet vaccination. The latest confirmed positive rabies case was a groundhog found on Manklin Creek Rd in the Ocean Pines area on July 3.

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    Men's Health Month

    The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This month gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury. The response has been overwhelming with thousands of awareness activities in the USA and around the globe.

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    Summer Wellness Camp

    The Worcester County Health Department will host a free, week-long health and wellness camp for youth age 12-17 this summer. From June 17-21, campers will learn about the importance of health, fitness, setting personal goals and much more. The summer camp is part of Worcester Health’s Promoting Health Among Teens program and will feature guest speakers, snacks and lunch, learning activities and field trips to locations around Worcester including the Jolly Roger amusement park in Ocean City.

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