2014 Video Archive
Be Your Own Health Advocate
Peninsula Home Care is turning to community health workers to help individuals connect with resources in the community to stay healthy and develop a plan of care to help them meet their goals. CHW’s also provide patients with education in chronic diseases self-management to allow them to gain back their independence and live a better quality of life.
Chronic disease self-management helps patients cope with their health conditions and adapt to their specific symptoms. They can be progressive diseases like CHF, COPD or diabetes. Each one is a little different but individuals should be aware of the symptoms such as trouble walking, increased tremors, problems chewing and swallowing.
National Nurses Week
They are unsung heroes and there are 2.7 Millions of them across the Nation. Nurses. They are the one person (other than your mother) that you turn when you are sick, recovering from an illness or surgery or need a little extra TLC to feel better.
Support for Stroke Patients
Think about all of the simple tasks we do every day that we don’t even stop to think about. Reaching for a cup of coffee, cooking dinner, paying the bills. All of these tasks become harder to accomplish after you have suffered a stroke. Peninsula Home Care is offering treatment through the use of Saebo cutting edge technology for stroke paitents that will help them get back to their daily routine and a better quality of life.
Chronic Wound Care
Electrical stimulation can help heal the body. Every action in the body begins as an electrical impulse, so it is logical that electrical stimulation could turn out to be one of the most effective wound healing accelerators in the healthcare industry. Yet, the highly specialized delivery of “E-STIM” for wound care requires specialized training, and until now has not been available in most areas of the Lower Shore.
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Telehealth Monitoring System
Therese Ganster, ACSW, MPM – Branch Director – Ocean, Pines, MD
Tele-Health is a system designed to give patients and their home-based caregivers a way to track health conditions and alert home care nurses of any issues, recurrences or flare ups. Monitors, provided free to patients by Peninsula as part of their home care service, track and record critical health information such as blood pressure levels, pulse-rate, weight and blood oxygen saturation levels.
Lymphedema is most commonly caused by the removal of or damage to the lymph nodes as part of cancer treatment. The condition often occurs in breast cancer patients but may also be diagnosed after surgery for uterine cancer, prostate cancer, lymphoma, melanoma and ovarian cancer.
Chronic Disease Self Management
Nancy Bagwell, Branch Director of Peninsula Home Care, and Leigh Ann Eagle
Chronic Disease Self-Management workshops provide tools, resources and training to the community to help improve health and lower health care costs to those suffering from chronic illnesses. Peninsula’s goal is to help participants make healthy lifestyle choices, learn how to properly manage their medications, and become educated, responsible, informed patients.
Therese Ganster, Branch Director, of Peninsula Home Care
It is never easy to make end-of-life health care decisions for oneself or a loved one. Health care professionals and lawmakers in Maryland have recognized that the process and paperwork involved with medical treatment options is often cumbersome, confusing and overwhelming for many patients and their families.
October is Be Good to your Lungs month. When it comes to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), there are many different conditions an individual can face. Whether it is bronchitis, pneumonia or emphysema, anyone can be diagnosed with COPD. Watch us test Delmarva Life host, Jimmy Hoppa with a pulse oximeter to check the oxygen level is in his blood.
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