For More Information about UM Home Care:
UM Shore Home Care and Shore Wellness Partners
(Serving residents of Caroline, Dorchester, lower Queen Anne’s and Talbot Counties)
UM Chester River Home Care
(Serving residents of Kent and Queen Anne’s counties)
For More Information about All UM Shore Regional Health Services
With dozens of locations throughout the Shore, the complete University of Maryland Shore Regional Health system is vast and, at some point, will touch pretty much all of our lives. Far more than a group of hospitals and clinics, UM Shore Regional Health offers services for all of our needs. And, it is comforting to know that Shore Regional Health is there to help us with wellness as well as in sickness.
We all know that in emergency, no matter what our financial condition or health insurance situation, that we will always be welcome in the ER. This could be at either Memorial Hospital in Easton, Dorchester General Hospital in Cambridge, or Chester River Hospital in Chestertown.
In addition to its three hospitals, UM Shore Regional Health also operates UM Shore Emergency Center at Queenstown, UM Shore Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at Chestertown, and the Requard Center for Acute Rehabilitation in Easton.
What you may not know is that you don’t have to go to the hospital or one of these health centers to benefit from the other services offered by University of Maryland Shore Regional Health.
Shore Regional Health also has brick and mortar outpatient locations in Easton, Cambridge, Centreville, Chestertown and Denton. These outpatient services include primary and specialty care physician practices, diagnostic imaging, laboratory testing, and physical, occupational and speech therapy.
Also, Shore Regional Health has a network of advanced care practitioners with extensive experience in several specialties, including behavioral health, breast health, cardiology, endocrinology, general surgery, neurosurgery, neurology, otorhinolaryngology (ENT), pain management, palliative care, pediatrics, urology, women’s health, and wound care. A partnership with the Orthopedic Center in Easton provides UM Shore Regional Health patients with access to quality orthopedic surgery and rehabilitative care at the UM Shore Medical Center in Easton.
Finally, University of Maryland Shore Regional Health is closely affiliated with the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore for patients who need more complex care. This affiliation also has telemedicine applications, which enable specialty care providers to assist local providers on the Eastern Shore.
All told, UM Shore Regional Health employs over 2,000 workers, 200 physicians, and over 530 nurses. In fact, chances are good that you know several people who work there.
Services for Talbot County Seniors Include:
Diabetes and Endocrinology
Home Based Care
Home Health Aides
Hospitalist Primary Care
Joint Replacement Center
Medical Social Workers
Speech and Language Pathologists
Therapeutic Music Therapy
Home Health Care
UM Shore Regional Health provides home-based care through two home health agencies: UM Shore Home Care, serving residents of Caroline, Dorchester, lower Queen Anne’s and Talbot Counties, and UM Chester River Home Care, serving residents of Kent and Queen Anne’s counties.
A third program, Shore Wellness Partners, provides community-based care for clients in underserved communities who meet certain eligibility criteria.
The goal of all home-based care programs is to help each patient maintain optimal health and independence in his or her home setting, whether a family residence, a group home, or a residential care facility. This includes:
- Educating patients and their families to properly use equipment, and ensuring compliance with medication and rehabilitation regimes
- Increasing safety awareness and decreasing fall risk
- Assisting hospitals and physicians in decreasing patient hospital length of stay and readmissions
Working with each patient’s primary health care provider, home care staff develop an individualized program of care. They also maintain contact with all clients and the clients’ primary care physicians regarding progress and review and update all care plans every 60 days, or less. The home care plan includes:
- A list of needed services and the professionals and equipment needed
- How often services are needed
- Food/nutrition guidelines
- Anticipated results based on pre-set timelines
- Services Offered by UM Shore Home Care and UM Chester River Home Care
Medical Social Work
UM Shore Regional Health medical social workers provide home care services such as social and emotional counseling, and help in locating community resources to help with financial concerns.
Home Health Aide Services
Home Health Aides services assist the patient with personal care such as bathing, toileting and dressing.
UM Shore Regional Health physical therapists restore balance, range of motion, strength and endurance, and fit prosthetics. Physical therapy helps patients improve their ability to walk or get up and down. Therapists also determine equipment needs in the home to help reduce a patient’s risk of falling.
UM Shore Regional Health occupational therapists help patients improve in daily tasks such as bathing, dressing and basic household activities. Therapists may recommend adaptations to make the home safer and establish routines.
Speech and Language Pathology
UM Shore Regional Health language pathologists help with memory problems, improving the ability to communicate, and restoring patient’s ability to swallow safely.
UM Shore Regional Health skilled nursing services provided by UM Shore Home Care and UM Chester River Home Care include:
- Cardiac care
- Catheter care
- CHF care and COPD care
- Diabetes care and education
- Diet instruction and nutritional support
- Dressing (bandage) changes
- Colostomy/Ileostomy care
- Injections and intravenous therapy
- Medication monitoring
- Orthopedic care
- Pain management
- Patient and family education
- Patient assessment and monitoring
- Stroke care
- Terminal illness care
- Wound care