Peninsula Home Care Salutes Physical Therapists During National Physical Therapy MonthPublished on - October 15, 2018
PHC Recognizes 3 Staff PT’s as “Outstanding Physical Therapist of the Year”
SALISBURY, MD – They improve health and restore mobility and quality of life of the patients they serve. They are physical therapists. With the graying of the shore and the trend toward increased health insurance coverage nationwide, the demand for physical therapists will continue to grow.
“We are always looking for qualified physical therapists to join our team,” said Barbara Murray, Maryland Branch Director for Peninsula Home Care. “One of our main objectives in the home is to help patients gain back their independence. Physical therapy and the Otago exercise program we offer helps in the recovery of our patients so they get stronger and can get back on their feet and back to their life.”
Every year, Physical Therapy month falls in October and focuses on the impact that physical therapy has on individual lives. PT’s play a major role in helping people with long-term conditions achieve their goals, fulfil their potential and experience a better quality of life. The individuals who seek and need PT services range from babies to seniors, from people with disabilities to high performing athletes.
Excellence at work in Salisbury, Ocean Pines and Seaford
On World Physical Therapy Day, Peninsula Home Care is recognizing three staff PT’s as “Outstanding Physical Therapist of the Year.” Each winner was nominated internally by other staff members and all nominations were voted on by a team of PHC leaders.
Tito Santos – Salisbury Branch
Tito Santos has been a physical therapist at Peninsula Home Care (PHC) since December of 2014. He provides rehabilitation services to patients with a professional code of conduct. His favorite part of the job is being able to work in a patient’s home environment and developing a personal connection with them and their families. He also enjoys working with patients through their challenges to help them gain back their independence.
Peninsula Home Care staff who nominated Tito as “Outstanding Physical Therapist of the Year” had this to say about him:
“Tito is outstanding, caring, compassionate and kind. He always has a positive attitude and a smile on his face. Patients request him because he always goes the extra mile. Tito is a great communicator with the other disciplines and always makes time for his team members and his patients.”
Megan Jones – Ocean Pines Branch
Megan chose to follow in her mother and sister’s footsteps and studied at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences to become a physical therapist. She has been a part of the Peninsula Home Care (PHC) physical therapy team since March of 2017. Megan enjoys helping people feel safe in their homes. She values how well each discipline (physical, occupational and speech therapy and nursing) works together as a team in the care of each patient.
Here’s what her team members had to say about her:
“Megan is a strong member of the PHC team. She provides valuable input on patients and is very focused on the protection and safety of the people she cares for.”
Sathiya Thangavel – Seaford Branch
Sathiya joined the Peninsula Home Care at Nanticoke team in 2014. He earned his physical therapy degree in India and has recently enrolled in a Doctoral program to earn his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.
Here’s what his colleagues had to say about working with him:
- “Sathiya is very caring and respectful towards all staff and patients. He is thorough, explains the plan of care and demonstrates consistent follow through his team and his patients.”
- “He is an excellent representation of what we like to project as our standards of care.”
- “Sathiya is a team player, detailed oriented and always puts the patients first.”
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.