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 Maryland Access Point of 
 Worcester County
 Charles & Martha Fulton   
 Senior Center

 
 Phone: 410-632-9915 ext 170
 
 Hours: 8am – 4:30pm
altIf you are an older adult seeking help due to medical needs or are needing assistance with your activities of daily living (such as bathing, obtaining meals, taking medications correctly, etc.) staff are available to discuss options for you.  In addition, if you are caring for someone who is an aging adult or adult child with a disability and are looking for resources to assist you in caring for them at home, we may be able to assist you.




Adult Evaluation and Review  Services (AERS)


AERS
is a program designed to assist persons who are "At risk" of institutionalization. A comprehensive multi disciplinary assessment is completed and referrals are made to available community resources which would allow them to remain in the community and achieve the highest possible level of independence and health.


Where is this service provided?


•    Charles and Martha Fulton Senior Center, Snow Hill
•    In your home

Who can get this service?

•    Persons desiring information on services available for them or their loved ones to prevent long term care placement.


How much does this service cost?

These services are free.



Hospital Outreach Initiative Service

Through this program, a Nurse identifies county residents who are admitted to the local hospital or long term care facility and may be at risk for long term institutionalization. For eligible individuals, a comprehensive evaluation of needs is performed to identify home and community-based programs available. Recommendations of community services are provided to assist individuals in their efforts to return to their own home or community.

Where is this service provided?

•    Charles and Martha Fulton Senior Center, Snow Hill
•    In the local hospital and long term care facilities

Who can get this service?


•    Persons eligible for these services are identified at the local hospital or long term care facility

How much does this service cost?

These services are free.

 

Substance Abuse Help

 

Zika Information

 

Rabies Information


     

WCHD News

Snow Hill, MD-National Great American Smokeout Day returns on November 15. For individuals thinking about quitting smoking, this is the perfect time to take that first step. The Great American Smokeout may offer just the support you need by knowing that other smokers are also giving up cigarettes for the day.

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Know your risk and prevention strategies.

Snow Hill, MD- November marks National Diabetes Awareness Month and Worcester County Health Department (WCHD) is encouraging both those with diabetes and those at-risk for developing the disease to use healthy practices and prevention techniques this fall and winter. For those already living with diabetes, WCHD sponsors a free monthly diabetes support group monthly every third Wednesday, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Snow Hill Library. A Registered Dietitian and Community Health Educator facilitate the support group and the monthly topics help participants reinforce self-management skills.

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SNOW HILL, Md. – The Worcester County Health Department urges all residents age 6 months and older, including pregnant women and those with medical conditions, to be vaccinated for the 2018-2019 seasonal flu. People age 65 years and older have a choice of two flu vaccines available to them at the Worcester County Health Department. They can choose to receive a regular flu vaccine or a high dose flu vaccine which may result in a stronger immune response against the flu.

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Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis.

This bacterium is found in the nose, throat and mouth of an infected person, and can be easily spread. Pertussis can occur at any age, but often causes serious problems in babies, and is usually milder in older children and adults. Children who are too young to be fully vaccinated and those that have not received all their vaccinations are at highest risk for severe illness and complications. Complications of pertussis can include pneumonia (infection of the lungs), encephalitis (inflammation of the brain), seizures, and other physical and medical outcomes associated with a severe cough.

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Our new Just Walk Worcester website has information on local parks, walking tips, and videos of trails in our area. If you like to walk, check it out! Click the image below to see the new site. 

 

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Featured Service of the Month

We offer FREE Smoking Cessation Classes

Did you know that the Health Department offers free group and individual smoking cessation counseling offered at sites throughout the county? Monetary vouchers are available for those wishing to add pharmacological therapy (Nicotine patch, gum, lozenge, and CHANTIX) to their behavior change efforts.

 Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program