Wicomico & Worcester County Women’s Journal – Summer 2017Published on - June 21, 2017
Young or old – we have all fallen down before. Scraped hands and knees, a fractured arm or leg – maybe even a broken hip. It’s no fun. But falls don’t just happen and for older adults, it isn’t always easy to get back up and brush it off.
We have to look at the underlying cause or risk factors involved with falls so we can prevent them from happening.
Fall PREVENTION is what the Otago program is all about – a program Peninsula Home Care is implementing in homes across the peninsula.
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.