Peninsula Home Care Hosts First Annual OWL (Older & Wiser Living) Summit on June 4, 2019Published on - May 14, 2019
Free Health Conference will cover Cutting Edge Technology, Therapies & Care Coordination
SALISBURY, MD – Peninsula Home Care is pleased to announce the First Annual OWL – Older & Wiser Living, Summit on June 4, 2019 at Shorebird Stadium in the Executive Club House. Registration will kick off at 9:30am with coffee, give-a-ways and opening remarks.
OWL Summit – Older & Wiser Living, sponsored by Peninsula Home Care
- June 4, 2019
- 9:30am – 1:30pm
- Shorebirds Stadium Executive Club
- OWL Summit attendance and parking is free
- Boxed lunch and door prizes for all attendees
- RSVP is required by May 30th as space is limited
- Visit peninsiulahomecare.com to register or call 410/543-7550.
“This is an opportunity for people to learn about the capabilities and coordination our healthcare partners are engaged in that are making a great impact on patient care in our community,” said Barbara Murray, Peninsula Home Care Maryland branch director. “Our goal is to empower patients and caregivers; engage with our community and demonstrate how we are laying the foundation for the future of healthcare on the Delmarva Peninsula.”
Peninsula Home Care enlisted highly skilled and talented healthcare professionals from preferred partners, PRMC and Nanticoke Health Services to present at the summit. Dr. Sophia Shakur, neurosurgeon at PRMC will discuss the latest treatments for strokes and brain aneurysms that are available on the Delmarva Peninsula. Dr. William Doran, orthopedic surgeon at Nanticoke Health Services will give attendees an inside look at the Stryker’s Mako robotic arm assisted technology that is changing the way joint replacement surgeries are being performed. Mako technology provides each patient with a personalized surgical experience based on diagnosis and anatomy. Nanticoke is proud to be the first and only hospital on Delmarva to provide this technology.
Sandwiched between Dr. Shakur and Dr. Doran, Peninsula Home Care will take the floor to focus on the synergy between regional healthcare professionals in providing integrated services to patients throughout the continuum of care. Keynote speaker, WBOC’s Jimmy Hoppa will round out the afternoon with an inside look from the patient’s perspective. Hoppa will share his experiences from his 2015 open heart surgery when a piece of his aorta was removed after suffering an aneurysm.
Where did this OWL fly in from?
Peninsula Home Care launched the OWLs Club in 2018 to offer resources to individuals 50 and older to empower them to live active, independent lives. OWL members receive free access to Peninsula’s telehealth stations (or as we like to call them – OWL Nest) located in the lobby of the Salisbury, Maryland and Seaford, Delaware branch offices. The stations are equipped to measure weight, blood pressure, oxygen levels and heart rate. The OWL membership kit includes a medication card, medical history card and important tips and information for managing many chronic diseases. Peninsula also provides OWL members with exclusive access to a nutrition coach by phone and support from Community Health Workers through home visits and phone calls.
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 39,000 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.