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Take a quiz to see how much you know about staying hydrated and WIN a water bottle. You must like Peninsula Home Care page, share your result and send us a direct message to claim your prize. Let's play! ... See MoreSee Less
There's no place like home - AARP reports 87% of seniors say they want to age in place. Peninsula Home Care's alliance with Community Health Workers, programs like the Otago fall prevention program and award winning home care can help seniors meet this goal. Good news for seniors, if not (according to this article in the Baltimore Sun) for home inventories. ... See MoreSee Less
Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall. The Otago strength and balance program has proven that many of these falls can be prevented. As the first home care agency on the Eastern Shore to offer the program, Peninsula Home Care is excited to share the success story of how the Otago helped one local woman transition from a walker and cane to walking independently on her own, and with her trusty companion Hunter! Read the full story: bit.ly/2u64lbi... See MoreSee Less
Peninsula Home Care at Nanticoke welcomes Ashlee Hitchens to the team.
Ashlee joined the PCHN Seaford Office as an RN Case Manager. She brings sixteen years of experience in the medical field; seven years as an RN. Hichens is responsible for patient case management and care.
“I enjoy having the opportunity to make a difference in patients’ lives, in a time when they need it the most, while helping to make their life more manageable”, said Ashlee. ... See MoreSee Less
If you or someone you love uses a portable oxygen concentrator and plans to travel by plane this summer, the airline needs to know in advance. This article provides a great FAQ and a list of requirements by airline, with links to information and forms. (And, thanks to the folks Precision Medical, Inc. for the post!) ... See MoreSee Less
The heat may prevent your senior loved ones from enjoying the family BBQ but that doesn't mean they have to miss put on the delicious ( & healthy) warm weather foods. Here are a few that will make their mouth water and give them a taste of summer! ... See MoreSee Less
We had a great time shooting a segment with WBOC's Lisa Bryant that will be airing on Delmarva Life later this month. Stay tuned! You won't want to miss it You'll get some great tips for beating the heat this summer. If you are a senior or are caring for one, the story will help you understand why many elderly people may not even know they are overheated or dehydrated. Coming soon! ... See MoreSee Less
Don't forget to drink plenty of water this summer! Peninsula Home Care and Peninsula Home Care at Nanticoke have teamed up with PRMC and Nanticoke Health Services to provide water bottles with "Beat the Heat" tips inside to help community members keep their cool this summer. ... See MoreSee Less
Peninsula Home Care at Nanticoke is proud to be the preferred home care provider for Nanticoke Health Services. We are thrilled to be working in partnership with Nanticoke to better serve and care for our community. ... See MoreSee Less
Long-term Partners Deepen Their Relationship to Further Ease Patient Transitions SEAFORD, DE – Peninsula Home Care at Nanticoke (PHCN) and Nanticoke Health Services are expanding their relationship in order to provide patients with an easier transition when it’s time to head home from the hospital.…
Peninsula Home Care at Nanticoke congratulates Citadel Vital for earning her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Montana. We are so proud of you and thrilled to have you as part of our team! ... See MoreSee Less
Plan, organize and implement skilled nursing services within the confines of state licensing law to individuals, families and groups in accordance with agency policies, procedures, processes and agency code of ethics.
“Heart failure” refers to when a person’s heart pumps weaker than normal. When this happens, blood circulates more slowly while the heart rate increases. This can lead to the weakening of the heart’s walls.
For some, the body’s kidneys may cause the body to retain fluid and salt. When this fluid builds up in a person’s arms, legs, lungs or other organs, it is known as congestive heart failure. ... See MoreSee Less
Plan, organize and implement physical therapy services within the confines of state licensing law to individuals, families and groups in accordance with agency policies, procedures, processes and agency code of ethics.
Megan Keglovits - Seaford Branch Megan first joined the PHC team as an occupational therapist in 2004 per diem, went full time in 2005, left to work in a skilled nursing facility, returned in 2012 and has been with the company since. She brings 17 years of experience to her position and enjoys being able to provide occupational therapy services to people in their most important environment- home. At Peninsula Home Care at Nanticoke Megan assist clients in maximizing their independence in the necessary activities to safely remain at home.
“I have the opportunity to service some amazing people that have shared memories and local history with me,” said Megan. “Being able to have someone pleased with themselves and the progress they have made makes me love what I do.”
Megan received a Bachelor’s of Science in Health Science and Masters of Occupational Therapy from University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. She was Physical Medicine Employee of the Year in 2001 at Alexandria Hospital. Megan has lived in Seaford Delaware for the last 15 years. ... See MoreSee Less
Even though walking the dog can have lifesaving health benefits for owners and pets, a surprisingly large number of dog owners rarely, if ever, walk or otherwise exercise their dogs, research shows. ... See MoreSee Less
We have a career opportunity for a Speech Therapist. Your job will afford you the opportunity of rewarding and meaningful work every day by helping clients manage their activities of daily living. Apply now! ... See MoreSee Less
Plan, organize, and implement Speech Language Services within the confines of state licensing law to individuals, families and groups in accordance with agency policies, procedures and agency code of ethics. This will be done in a manner consistent with efficiency, cost effectiveness and regulatory ...
June is Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month. Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune neuromuscular disorder that affects voluntary muscles.
Common symptoms can include a drooping eyelid, blurred or double vision, slurred speech, difficulty chewing and swallowing, weakness in the arms and legs, chronic muscle fatigue and difficulty breathing. ... See MoreSee Less
The Mission of the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America is to facilitate the timely diagnosis and optimal care of individuals affected by myasthenia gravis and closely related disorders and to improve their lives through programs of patient services, public information, medical research, professi...
Nearly 90 percent of Americans 65 and older say they want to stay in their current homes and communities as they age, according to the AARP. But homes don't keep up with their aging occupants. They don't keep them safe from hard to climb stairs and slippery bathtubs. ... See MoreSee Less
To protect your eyesight, the most important recommendation you need to follow is to wear sunglasses that block ultraviolet radiation whenever you go outside during daylight hours, according to the National Eye Institute. This is true for everyone, no matter what age, year round. ... See MoreSee Less
Expert tips from dermatologists on how to soothe a painful sunburn. Dr. Marian McEnvoy, dermatologist at Mayo Clinic, said if you are red when coming indoors, apply moisturizer right away. ... See MoreSee Less
"A good chunk of happiness is controlled by your genes but there’s a lot you can do to make yourself happier. Many of these techniques have been repeatedly tested and even worked with the clinically depressed." ... See MoreSee Less
“The Credit for Caring Act would ... give eligible family caregivers the opportunity to receive a tax credit for 30% of qualified expenses above $2,000 paid to help a loved one, up to a maximum credit of $3,000.” ... See MoreSee Less
Plan, organize and implement skilled nursing services within the confines of state licensing law to individuals, families and groups in accordance with agency policies, procedures, processes and agency code of ethics. This will be done in a manner consistent with efficiency, cost effectiveness and r...
Women shoulder a disproportionate amount of responsibility in caring for family members with dementia, say the authors of a new scientific article—a disturbing trend that is likely to get worse as the American population ages over the next 20 years. ... See MoreSee Less
"There’s a growing body of data suggesting that perhaps the most popular non-prescription drugs, pain killers known as non steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, or NSAIDs, as well as acetaminophen, may come with more long-lasting and potentially negative side effects than most people think." ... See MoreSee Less
"Allergists guided us away from ionizing filters (which can release allergenic particles back into the air) and toward HEPA-rated options that clear away 99.97 percent of even the smallest pollen particles." ... See MoreSee Less