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
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
For more information in Talbot County:
For information outside Talbot County Maryland
Maryland Access Point: www.marylandaccesspoint.info
Long term services and supports (Click Here)
Maryland Medicaid services (Click Here)