There are many resources available for caregivers. In addition to those listed below, your local library is a good source of information. Many libraries offer disease-specific articles and publications, information about community resources, and access to the internet. Organizations and Internet Res...
The issue of unnecessary hospital readmissions is front and center in a national conversation about the quality of health care. Peninsula Home Care reports a patient readmission rate of 7.8%, compared to the state average of 12.5% and national average of 11.7%: bit.ly/1nEWfQA#PHC #WellnessWednesday ... See MoreSee Less
Young or old – everyone has fallen down before. For older adults, it isn’t always easy to get back up and brush it off. Peninsula Home Care is partnering with MAC Inc., Area Agency on Aging to train physical therapists in an evidence-based fall-prevention program called Otago. The Otago Exercise Program has been measured to reduce the rate of falls by 35 to 40%. ... See MoreSee Less
Otago; an evidence-based intervention program reduces falls among older adults SALISBURY, MD – Young or old – everyone has fallen down before. For older adults, it isn’t always easy to get back up and brush it off. They can have serious consequences like a hip fracture or head trauma that can ultima...
Many people have never ever heard of Sepsis. We all need to know the facts because Sepsis is a life-threatening condition. It occurs when the body’s response to an infection injures its own tissues and organs. Common signs include fever, increased heart rate and breathing and confusion. ... See MoreSee Less
Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) is happy to offer a patient-centered, family-friendly visiting policy that is dedicated to promoting a positive healing environment and experience while protecting the safety and privacy of its patients.
Understanding the important emotional support that family and friends bring to the recovery process, PRMC today announced a revision to its visitation policy. Beginning Monday, January 23, 2017 at 8:00 p.m., regular visiting hours will occur from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. seven days a week. A few specialized care areas, like the Intensive Care Unit that welcomes visitors from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., still maintain their own visiting hours for patient comfort and safety. As well, areas like our Labor and Delivery and Mother/Baby units that have customized visiting plans to accommodate moms and their support person will maintain their visitation processes. Peninsula Regional reminds visitors to see the nurse caring for their friends and loved ones, upon arrival, for additional and specific information on those specialized units.
As always, the number of visitors and the length of the visit may be determined by the PRMC care team in collaboration with the patient and the family based on the patient’s condition, preference and need.
Child visitation will be at the discretion of the family/designee and patient in collaboration with the patient care staff. Visits by children and siblings must be supervised, and they are never to be left unattended in a waiting area. During high viral activity, like the flu season, visits by children may not be permitted.
While Peninsula Regional encourages everyone to comply with the established visitation hours, the Medical Center absolutely understands that there are times families may be required to visit outside of the established visiting hours or wish to spend a longer time with their loved ones.
In those occasions, PRMC has implemented the following guidelines to protect the safety of visitors, patients and staff.
If arriving prior to 8:00 a.m., after 8:00 p.m. or if staying beyond 8:00 p.m., all visitors are now asked to report to the PRMC Security station located at the Emergency Walk-In entrance across from the Visitor Parking Garage on the first floor. You will be required to provide identification and be provided a badge that must be worn at all times. The badge will identify you and will detail for our staff and security team the area you will be visiting.
If wishing to spend an overnight with your loved one, the request must first be approved by the unit’s charge nurse. Once approved, you will be asked to report to the PRMC Security station located at the Emergency Walk-In entrance across from the Visitor Parking Garage on the first floor. You will be required to provide identification and be provided a badge that must be worn at all times. The badge will identify you and will detail for our staff and security team the area you will be staying.
PRMC reminds its visitors to please take into consideration the needs of your loved one for rest, recovery and privacy.
Additionally, the Medical Center asks visitors to always sanitize their hands before entering and upon leaving a patient’s room; to be considerate of others by keeping noise to a minimum; refrain from visiting if they have a cold, sore throat, flu-like symptoms or any contagious disease; observe and respect all precautionary room signage before entering; not smoke as the use of tobacco or vaping products is prohibited on all PRMC campuses and to voluntarily exit a room during tests or treatments if asked to do so by a member of the Peninsula Regional clinical team.
If you have any questions about PRMC’s revised visitation policy or how it affects children and siblings, please be sure to inquire with a nurse on the unit to learn any specific details or restrictions.
Join us on Saturday, March 18 from 9 AM to 1 PM at Laurel High School for our 5th annual community health fair & local partner expo, The Heart of Good Health. This event is free and open to everyone, so bring your family, friends and neighbors!
Nanticoke is pleased to host this community health event for all ages. Health education, health professionals, screenings, healthy living demonstrations, and many activities for the whole family will be available throughout the day. For more information, visit www.nanticoke.org/healthfair.
Thank you to the Laurel School District and the Laurel and Western Sussex communities for your continued support of this great event. Last year’s event was a huge success! #LaurelHealthFair2017
Thank you to our law enforcement for risking their lives every day to make our communities a safer place to live, work and play. ... See MoreSee Less
This morning I was proud to issue a statewide proclamation declaring today Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in Maryland.
Maryland's law enforcement officers are some of the finest men and women in uniform anywhere in the country, and I am proud to declare January 9 Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in recognition of their important and selfless work.
Every single day they put their lives on the line to make their communities and our state a better and safer place to live. I will continue to support our law enforcement officers today and every day as we work together to change Maryland for the better, and I encourage all Marylanders to show their appreciation for these outstanding men and women.
Are you in a place of wonder if your elderly loved one is declining in mobility and may be at a risk for falls? We've got a quick and easy way to help determine their potential need with our Timed Up & Go Test. #WellnessWednesday #PHC ... See MoreSee Less
The annual Tri-County Go Red event for women is taking place on Feb. 9 at Worcester Tech. Sign up now to reserve your spot at this event with free speakers, dinner and exhibits about heart-healthy living: www.peninsula.org/gored
A new year is the perfect time to begin working on your health goals. Simple actions like washing your hands more often, wearing sunscreen and regular health exams can make a big difference in your overall health. #NewYearsResolutions ... See MoreSee Less
Did you know free blood pressure screenings are available to you every month? Check out the #PHC calendar for locations including Bridgeville, Pocomoke, Laurel, Snow Hill, Berlin and Cape Henelopen. ... See MoreSee Less
Give the gift of warmth this holiday season & help our local homeless population. We are collecting new & gently used winter clothing which will be donated to local homeless shelters in Sussex County. Additional details below:
For the elderly, the holidays can bring a time of isolation and a feeling of loneliness. You as the adult child of a parent who may seem depressed during this season can help by following these 12 tips. ... See MoreSee Less
Holidays are a time of gatherings with friends and family, but they can also be a source of stress, especially for the elderly. Follow these tips to keep your senior's health in mind during the holiday season. ... See MoreSee Less
The staff of Peninsula Home Care at Nanticoke had a wonderful time spreading holiday cheer at the Seaford Christmas Parade with over 150 entries including school bands, marching units, antique vehicles, pageant winners and of course - Santa!
Thank you to the committee members for helping construct this year's #PHC float! - Robyn, Thom & Molly Coughenour - Beverly & Cassidy White - Patti Jo & Dave Harding - Dawn & Dean Davidson - Patti Cecil ... See MoreSee Less
Please help us welcome Erin Risser to the #PHC Ocean Pines team as a registered nurse case manager. She previously worked at Peninsula Regional Medical Center and Atlantic General Hospital in various roles. Erin has earned a Bachelor of Arts in communications from The Pennsylvania State University and an associate degree in nursing from Wor-Wic Community College. She enjoys getting to know each of her patients and currently resides in Worcester County: bit.ly/2fWPGs9... See MoreSee Less
"Christmas Dreams" really did come true at this year's Berlin Christmas Parade with over 85 floats and local marching bands. Peninsula Home Care was proud to represent their team with a float! ... See MoreSee Less
December 8, 2016, 8:00am - December 8, 2016, 12:00pm
The Wagner Wellness Van will be at the Delmarva Health Pavilion Ocean Pines, located off Route 589 outside the Ocean Pines North Gate, for free women's heart screenins on Thursday, December 8 from 8 a.m. to noon. These screenings include bloodwork that requires and 8-hour fast, so an appointment is required. The Women's Heart Screening, provided by Peninsula Regional's Guerrieri Heart & Vascular Institute, is a comprehensive exam that includes:
•Fasting lipid profile (total cholesterol, HDL, risk ratio, glucose)
•Resting 12-lead EKG
•Bone density testing
•Body mass index
•Waist to hip ratio
•Blood pressure testing
•Pulse oximetry testing
•Strength and flexibility measurements
•Coronary Risk Profile
•Risk factor analysis
•Review of current medications
•Follow-up care plan
Call 410-543-7026 to make your appointment today.
Delmarva Health Pavilion Ocean Pines, 1101 Cathage Rd., Berlin MD 21811
During the damaging storms on the Eastern Shore in October, Rapid Recovery at Atlantic Shores experienced flooding in their basement and residents lost all of the clothing that was in the basement laundry facility. Peninsula Home Care was proud to have participated in a clothing drop to help those that were affected by this misfortune.
From left to right: Kristen Barnes, Director of Social Services, Katrina Dixon-Parker of Peninsula Home Care at Nanticoke and Holly Reeves, Senior Case Manager of Long Term Care at Atlantic Shores. ... See MoreSee Less
Please help us welcome Karla Michele Kramer to the #PHC Salisbury team as a certified occupational therapist assistant. Her background experiences include Chambersburg Hospital, Peninsula Regional Medical Center and Anchorage Nursing and Rehabilitation. She has been recognized by her colleagues with numerous awards commemorating her hard work. Karla is an active member in the community and involved in multiple charity events, her church and summer programs for local underprivileged children: bit.ly/2fWPGs9... See MoreSee Less
Heading to the Seaford Christmas Parade tonight? Look out for the Peninsula Home Care float! The parade begins at 7:00pm starting at Pennsylvania Avenue and finishing near Seaford Middle School. ... See MoreSee Less
Welcome to the 2016 Seaford, Delaware Christmas Parade. The theme is 'Candy Cane Chrsitmas' and will take place on Saturday, December 3th starting at 7:00 p.m. (Rain Date is Sunday, December 4th at 7:00 p.m.).
Please help us welcome Sherry Paulette to the #PHC Salisbury team as a clinical manager care coordination. Sherry earned her associate degree in nursing from Wor-Wic Community College and currently resides in Wicomico County. Being able to work one-on-one with patients, seeing them improve and get back to their lives is her favorite part of working in homecare: bit.ly/2fWPGs9... See MoreSee Less
The evolving reality of healthcare in the United States is focused on putting a stopper in the revolving door of hospitals. More than 10% of people discharged from the hospital will be readmitted within 30 days or less, and many of the readmissions can be prevented. Prevention and education is a top priority for Peninsula Home Care. November is #HomeCareMonth and #PHC is highlighting proof of its success in the agency’s patient outcomes - via Cape Gazette. ... See MoreSee Less