Adult Evaluation and Review Services (AERS)

AERS is a  Maryland program based in local health departments which provides assistance to frail, aged, and disabled adults by conducting a comprehensive evaluation to identify public services available to help people remain in the community, or in their least restrictive environment, with as much independence as possible.   Evaluations are conducted by a licensed registered nurse or social worker.  Interpretation and translation services are available.

How to make a referral:

Referrals are accepted by telephone, fax, mail, or in person from potential clients, their relatives, staff from agencies, and any concerned individual. Referred clients or their representatives are contacted by AERS staff to schedule an evaluation in their home, or present location. Assessments are voluntary, free of charge, and confidential, in compliance with state and federal regulations. Referrals to other agencies are not made unless a consent form is signed.

When to make a referral:

  • A referral to AERS should be considered whenever frail individuals, or their caregivers, need information and assistance in accessing community services such as Senior Care, medication assistance, Assisted Living, In-Home Aid services, and other public support programs.

  • Individuals already in a nursing facility and on medical assistance, who are seeking assistance in obtaining services to return to the community, should contact AERS for information about the Community Options Waiver or Community First Choice services.

  • An AERS evaluation is required when individuals have a positive history of mental illness, developmental disability, or both, and are seeking nursing home placement.

  • An evaluation is also required for individuals age 65 and older who are referred for admission to a state psychiatric facility.

For more information in Talbot County:

Phone:  410-819-5640

Fax:  410-819-5660

For information outside Talbot County Maryland 

Please Contact:

Maryland Access Point:​  



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Updated 8/21/2019​​