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MAP of Worcester County is a centralized service to provide information and assistance for the individuals of all income levels who need long-term services or want to plan for future needs.  Information is also available for family and care-givers trying to support a parent, spouse, or adult child.

Staff from the Worcester County Health Department, the Department of Social Services, and the Commission on Aging, are located together to make it easier to access information and assistance across a wide range of programs

Contact Phone: 410-632-9915 for more information.
 
Participating Agencies:

Worcester Health

Worcester Department of Social Services

Worcester Commission on Aging 

Important MAP Links:

Maryland Access Point


Mission:

We envision a Worcester County in which elderly, vulnerable and disabled adults receive consolidated, quality care that is efficient and effective in supporting full quality of life.

 

Vision:

 

With respect for the dignity of each elderly, vulnerable and disabled adult, we will promote self-determination in each client’s effort to attain optimum quality of life in a safe and least restrictive environment by:
  • Assessing needs
  • Coordinating resources
  • Providing supportive services

 


The MAP program is comprised of the following programs: 


Worcester County Health Department

  • AERS: Adult Evaluation and Review Services is a program designed to assist persons who are"At risk" of institutionalization. A comprehensive multi disciplinary assessment is completed and referrals are made to available community resources which would allow them to remain in the community and achieve the highest possible level of independence and health.
     
  • Hospital Outreach Initiative: Through this program, a Nurse identifies county residents who are admitted to the local hospital or long term care facility and may be at risk for long term institutionalization. For eligible individuals, a comprehensive evaluation of needs is performed to identify home and community-based programs available. Recommendations of community services are provided to assist individuals in their efforts to return to their own home or community.
     
  • Medical Assistance Personal Care Program: Personal Care helps individuals with Medical Assistance who have a chronic illness, medical condition, or disability to remain in their homes. Services provided assist eligible individuals with basic activities of daily living.

Worcester County Department of Social Services

  • Adult Protective Services: Program which investigates reports of neglect, self-neglect, abuse, or exploitation of adults who are unable to protect their own interests & are at risk of immediate harm to their own person or to others. Serves adults 18 or over who lack the physical or mental capacity to provide for their own daily needs.
     
  • Social Services to Adults: Case management program designed to assist elderly, disabled & vulnerable adults, age 18 years & older, obtain needed home & community based long-term care services, equipment & programs.
     
  • In Home Aide Services: Assists functionally disabled adults with activities of daily living in their home, such as chores, personal care, transportation & other basic tasks to maintain the individual safely & independently in the community.
Respite - Program which provides limited financial reimbursement to the family of developmentally or functionally disabled individuals receiving home care.

Project Home 
- Provides Certified Adult Residential Environment (CARE) homes where disabled persons 18 years of age and older are cared for & supervised in a family-like setting in the community. Care providers assist with personal hygiene & other activities of daily living.

Qualified Medical Beneficiary (QMB) &
Specified Low-income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB) - Programs which assist individuals with Medicare in paying a portion of their Medicare premiums and some medical costs. Eligibility is based on income.

Rent Allowance Program (RAP) 
- Provides rental assistance to eligible adults experiencing housing crises when funds are available.

FEMA Program 
- Provides additional assistance to individuals who have exhausted energy assistance program benefits when funds are available.

Food Stamps, Medical Assistance, and Emergency Funds
     Department of Social Services:
410-677-6800

Commission on Aging
Senior Care Assists frail, health-impaired older persons select and locate the services that can help them continue to live in their homes. Services may include personal care, light housekeeping, meal preparation, shopping, and transportation. (Ages 65  & older)

Loan Closet
Equipment on loan: Walkers, Canes, Shower  Chairs, etc. (Ages 65 older)

National Family Caregivers Grant- 
Funds available for respite and other supplemental services. ( Ages 60 & older)

Senior I&A/Outreach 
- Outreach brings information and assistance to thehomebound seniors in Worcester County. (Ages 60 & older) 

Meals on Wheels 
- Home-delivered meals for the homebound, handicapped and convalescing elderly. (Ages 60 older)

Senior Centers- 
 Centers offer social and recreational activities, trips, educational programs, in-center meals and outreach services.

Worcester Adult Medical Day Services 
410-632-0111
 Provides rehabilitation, nursing, recreation & nutrition services for individuals over the age of 16, who are disabled or medically frail, and want to remain at home.

Senior Center Plus
Assists caregivers in keeping their loved ones in the community  by providing a non-medical day respite program while providing  socialization. (At Worcester Adult Medical Day Services)
 
 
Area Agency On Aging
   MAC, Inc 410-742-0505
   Agency dedicated to serving the needs of the elderly and their families in the community. Wide array of services available to residents of the lower four counties of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, including Worcester County.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 October 2012 12:26
 

WCHD News

Salisbury, MD. – Dorchester, Somerset, Sussex, Wicomico and Worcester counties invite 
the public to Emergency Preparedness Night on August 23rd at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.
 
The Delmarva Shorebirds will play against the Asheville Tourists at 7:05 p.m.
Representatives from local health departments, emergency management agencies, and 
volunteer organizations will host exhibit booths promoting emergency preparedness 
before and during the baseball game. 
 
Come out to the ballpark to support the Shorebirds and learn how you can be better 
prepared for life’s curve balls. 
 
The event is co-sponsored by the health departments and emergency management offices 
of Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester Counties, Ocean City and the Maryland
and Delaware Offices of Emergency Management. 
 
Snow Hill, Maryland- August 1, 2014.  Get fit, lose weight, and improve your health with certified lifestyle coaches through group sessions beginning August 25th in Snow Hill.  The Lifestyle Balance Program is a year-long, healthy eating, physical activity, and weight loss program that has been proven effective in reducing the risk for type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases, assisting in weight loss and maintenance of a healthy body weight, and decreasing the risk for heart disease and stroke.  
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Baltimore, MD (August 11, 2014) --State and local officials have been working since last year to prepare Maryland parents and schools for new school immunization requirements for students entering kindergarten and 7th grade this fall.  All kindergartners must have had two chickenpox (varicella) vaccinations.  All 7th graders must receive a pertussis booster (Tdap) and dose of meningitis vaccines.  School officials and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) are urging parents to make sure their child is appropriately immunized against these diseases prior to the start of school.  Children may be excluded from school if they do not have these vaccinations.
“We have spent the past year helping parents and schools prepare for these school immunization requirements,"  said Dr. Laura Herrera, Deputy Secretary for DHMH Public Health Services.  "We want to be sure all Maryland children start the school year with up-to-date vaccinations and are ready to learn.”
Immunizations are one of public health’s greatest triumphs.  With the exception of safe water, no other health strategy-- not even the creation of antibiotics--has had such a tremendous effect on reducing disease.  Despite the availability of safe and effective immunizations, thousands of cases of vaccine-preventable diseases occur in the United States every year.  Consider the following facts about varicella, pertussis and meningitis: 
 
Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease that can be spread before a person knows they have the disease.
Chickenpox can lead to serious complications, including pneumonia and brain damage.
One out of five people who get meningococcal meningitis experience serious complications, such as the loss of limb(s), permanent hearing loss, or mental impairment.
In recent years, adolescents (11-18 yrs) and adults (19 yrs and older) have accounted for an increasing proportion of pertussis cases. 
Infants who are at highest risk for complications and death due to pertussis are often infected by older siblings, parents or caregivers who might not even know they have the disease.
 
In preparation for the new requirements, local health departments are holding special back-to-school clinics throughout the state.  Parents should call their doctor or local health department to learn if their child needs any of the school-required vaccinations and make arrangements to receive the missing vaccines so their child will not be excluded from school.
 


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