Peninsula Home Care Celebrates National Home Care Month by Empowering Patients with a Home Care ChecklistPublished on - November 10, 2015
SALISBURY, MD – Being discharged from the hospital after an illness or injury can be just as stressful as the reason for being admitted. The panic of “what now?” comes over many family members and loved ones left to care for the patient. But a sigh of relief can be heard down the halls of the hospital when the words “home care” are spoken and the “what now” quickly turns into “what home care?”
Peninsula Home Care, an award winning, locally based home care agency serving Maryland and Delaware, wants to make it easier for families when the time comes to make a decision on what home care agency will be caring for their loved one.
“Home Care is more than a healthcare service,” said Nancy Bagwell, Peninsula Home Care branch director. “It relies heavily on building strong relationships between the family of the individual being cared for and the home care team. At Peninsula Home Care we take these relationships and the level of trust we earn seriously. Ultimately we want people to make informed decisions about their healthcare. Unfortunately, many don’t know what to look for or even ask when it’s decision time.”
Peninsula Home Care is making it easier for patients to make informed decisions by providing rack cards to any interested community members with a check list of questions and criteria to ask when picking a home care company including the following:
- How long has the agency ben providing home care services?
- Is the agency Medicare certified?
- What range of services does the home care agency provide?
- Do they offer the specific services that you need?
- Does the agency involve the patient and caregiver in the plan of care?
- Does the agency have 24/7 availability for questions or problems?
- If I have an insurance other than Medicare, does this agency accept or participate with my insurance?
For a Home Care Choice rack card, call any PHC office or click here to download a copy.
Salisbury, MD – 410/543-7550
Ocean Pines, MD – 410-208-4828
Seaford, DE – 302-629-4914
About Peninsula Home Care
Providing skilled nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapy for more than 30 years, Peninsula Home Care ensures that all patients are involved in their plan of care and strives to give them every opportunity to maintain their independence in the home. The agency has served more than 50,000 patients in Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset counties in Maryland and Sussex and Kent counties in Delaware. In 2017, PHC and PHCN were designated as Preferred Home Care Provider by Peninsula Regional Medical Center and Nanticoke Health Services.