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

Winter storms create a higher risk of car accidents, hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning, and heart attacks from overexertion. Winter storms and blizzards can bring extreme cold, freezing rain, snow, ice, and high winds.

Take Care During Winter Storms:

  • Stay off roads.
  • Stay indoors and dress warmly.
  • Prepare for power outages.
  • Use generators outside only and away from windows.
  • Listen for emergency information and alerts.
  • Look for signs of hypothermia and frostbite.
  • Check on neighbors.

Learn more about snow and extreme cold safety here.

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Due to inclement weather, this weekend's showing of "Lost in Woonsocket" at the Red Doors Community Center is canceled until further notice. For more information or if you have any questions please call 410.632.3648.  

RABIES ADVISORY NOTICE

A CONFIRMED RABID RACCOON
HAS BEEN FOUND near Girdletree off of Rt. 12

• REPORT IMMEDIATELY sick animals and those acting in an unusual manner, as there may or will be additional rabid animals in this area. Prevent/report contact with people or pets. Contact Animal Control, the County Sheriff’s office or your local Police Department.

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Effective January 2, 2019, the WCHD Vital Records Department will be open Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

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Local Health Improvement Coalitions (LHICs) equip local jurisdictions to determine their public health priorities and address specific public health concerns. The Worcester County Local Health Improvement Coalition seeks a broad membership from the community to assist the local health department and its partners in determining local health priorities and the Community Health Improvement Plan. 

Click the image below for a full schedule of upcoming LHIC meetings:

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 Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program