University of Maryland Shore Regional Health provides home-based care through two home health agencies, UM Chester River Home Care (serving residents of Kent and Queen Anne’s counties) and UM Shore Home Care (serving residents of Caroline, Dorchester and Talbot Counties), and also through Shore Wellness Partners, a community-based care program designed for clients in underserved communities who meet certain eligibility criteria. Our goal 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. We also strive to:
Working with each patient’s primary health care provider, UM Chester River Home Care (UM CRHC) and UM Shore Home Care (UM SHC) develop an individualized program of care to meet the patient’s needs and encourage his or her progress toward optimal health. Each home care client’s care plan includes:
A list of needed services
The professionals needed to provide these services
How often services are needed
Anticipated results based on pre-set timelines
UM CRHC and UM SHC staff members maintain contact with all clients regarding their progress, and also review and update all care plans every 60 days or less.
Skilled nursing services provided by UM CRHC and UM SHC include the following:
- Cardiac care
- Catheter care
- CHF care
- COPD care
- Diabetes care and education
- Diet instruction and nutritional support
- Dressing (bandage) changes
- Intravenous therapy
- Medication monitoring
- Orthopedic care
- Pain management
- Patient and family education
- Patient assessment and monitoring
- Stroke care
- Terminal illness care
- Wound care
Our Physical Therapy Services restore balance, range of motion, strength and endurance, and prosthetics. Physical therapy helps patients improve their ability to walk or get up and down. Therapists also determine equipment needs in the home and help reduce patient's risk for falling.
Our Occupational Therapy Services help patients to improve in daily tasks such as bathing, dressing and basic household activities. Therapists may recommend adaptations to make the home safer and establish a daily routine for important tasks.
Speech and Language Pathologists
Our Speech Language Pathology Services help patients and their families with memory problems, improving the ability to communicate, and restoring patient's ability to swallow safely.
Medical Social Workers
Our 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 Aides
Home Health Aide services assist the patient with personal care such as bathing, toileting, dressing and also provide assistance with ambulation.
UM Chester River Home Care -- TEL: 410-778-1049, TOLL-FREE: 1-877-778-1049
UM Shore Home Care and Shore Wellness Partners -- TEL: 410-820-6052 TOLL-FREE: 1-800-542-5005