Peninsula Home Care Salutes Occupational Therapists for Improving Health Care Across the NationPublished on - April 25, 2017
“Outstanding OT of the Year” Honored in 2 Peninsula Home Care Branch Offices
SALISBURY, MD – Getting dressed for the day, making a cup of coffee and texting a friend – pretty simple tasks that don’t require much effort or concentration. That is until an illness, surgery or disability gets in the way. This is when Occupational Therapy becomes the solution.
“Occupational therapists focus on “doing” whatever activities are meaningful to the individual,” said Nancy Bagwell, Peninsula Home Care Area Director of Operations. “The purpose of OT is to help people get beyond problems to the solutions that assure healthy, more independent living. These solutions may be adaptations for how to do a task; changes to the surroundings or helping individuals alter their own behaviors.”
Excellence at work in Seaford and Ocean Pines – “OT of the Year”
Peninsula Home Care is recognizing two occupational therapists as “Outstanding OT of the Year” for their work and dedication to the patients they serve.
Megan Keglovits – Seaford Branch
Megan first joined the Peninsula Home Care at Nanticoke 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.
Nicole Bergstrom – Ocean Pines Branch
Nicole has been an occupational therapist (OT) for 17 years and has been with Peninsula Home Care (PHC) since the spring of 2014. She assists patients in restoring their optimal level of independence working in their own environment, one-on-one.
Before coming to PHC, Nicole worked in a variety of medical settings such as; acute rehab, acute care hospital, long-term care, pediatrics/NICU, out-patient care and home health care.
Nicole graduated in 1999 with her Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania.
“I love being able to help people live life to the fullest.” As an occupational therapist I get to teach people small functional things that helps them be more independent and enjoy life. I have a special interest in patients with vision impairments. Many times people with vision problems don’t think they can enjoy the things they used to and give away their independence. I like helping them learn that with assistance, they can still participate in their favorite past times and enjoy a better quality of life.”
For more information about Occupational Therapy services and for more resources about home care decisions, please visit www.peninsulahomecare.com.
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.