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 – The Worcester County Health Department is requesting mini-grant proposals from community-based organizations, workplaces, churches, or other interested organizations for youth teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention education: Promoting Health Among Teens-Comprehensive education (PHAT-C). To be eligible for up to $2,500 in grant funding, your program must be an organization which serves young people in Worcester County. Funded organizations will be expected to deliver the PHAT-C education program to a minimum of 12-15 Worcester County youth ages 12-19.

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Snow Hill, MD-The Worcester County Health Department (WCHD) requests smoking cessation, education and enforcement proposals for grant funding through Cigarette Restitution Funds by way of the Maryland Department of Health. Community-based organizations, churches, private groups, non-profits, and workplaces are encouraged to apply.

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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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Snow Hill, MD – The Worcester County Health Department will host a free summer program for girls entering middle school, grades 6 and 7. The Just for Girls summer program will be held Tuesday, August 13 through Friday, August 23 from 8:30am - 4:30pm at the Worcester County Health Department, located at 6040 Public Landing Road, Snow Hill, MD 21863. Participants will learn life skills, ways to improve their self-esteem, attend field trips, receive abstinence only education and much more.

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(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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