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.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WCHD News

As part of Pocomoke City’s 4th Friday on Sept. 27, the Worcester County Health Department will lead a free 1-mile fun walk through the historic downtown district. Registration begins at 5 pm and the walk starts at 5:30 pm.

Click the image below to register for the walk. 

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The Out of the Darkness Suicide Awareness Walk. Movement of a quarter of a million people joined by local participants in Ocean City, MD.

Ocean City, MD − Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, yet suicide can be prevented. Volunteers from Worcester County are joining the quarter of a million people who are walking in towns across the United States to draw attention to the fight for suicide prevention. The 8th annual Out of the Darkness Walk, hosted by the Worcester County Health Department (WCHD) will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019. As in years past, walkers will gather at Caroline Street and the Boardwalk, with registration beginning at 9am. After opening remarks, the procession will walk to the Inlet, turn and walk to 5th Street, then back to Caroline Street.

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Worcester Health partners with Ocean City Fire Department on “Safe Station” project
Station offers 24/7 access to recovery services

Ocean City, MD- Where would you go if you needed help with addiction right now? The Worcester County Health Department, in partnership with the Town of Ocean City Fire Department, has launched a “Safe Station” in Ocean City at the 15th Street Fire Station for those seeking immediate help getting into recovery. The station is open 24-hours a day, 7 days a week for any individuals seeking treatment services.

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In the event of a storm or power outage, it is important to know safety information about food storage and operating generators. Follow the links below for tips about food and generator safety.

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(July 31, 2019 Snow Hill, MD) – The Worcester County Health Department received notification from the State of Maryland that a mosquito pool in the Whaleyville area of Worcester County recently tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). This is the first positive test for EEE in Worcester in 2019.

Arboviruses, such as the EEE virus, are most common during the summer and fall months. The viruses are transmitted by infected mosquitoes and spread to humans, birds, horses and other animals. Since mosquitoes can breed in as little as a quarter inch of water, eliminating standing water is critical for the control of mosquito populations. Many factors impact when and where outbreaks occur, such as weather, numbers of mosquitoes that spread the virus, and human behavior.

The Worcester and Wicomico County Health Department provides the following tips to help prevent contact with mosquitoes and reduce risk of infection with EEE or other mosquito borne illnesses:

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