The Senior Care program provides case management and funds for services for people 65 or older who may be at risk of nursing home placement.
Senior Care allows seniors to live with dignity and in the comfort of their own homes and at a lower cost than nursing facility care.
Senior Care provides a comprehensive assessment of an individual's needs, a case manager to secure and coordinate services, and a pool of gap filling funds to purchase services for individuals who meet program eligibility requirements. Services may include personal care, chore service, medications, medical supplies, adult day care, respite care, home delivered meals, transportation, and emergency response systems.
Medical Assistance Personal Care Program
The Medical Assistance Personal Care Program has changed. The program still helps individuals who have a chronic illness, medical condition, or disability remain in their homes. Services provided assist individuals with basic domestic activities of daily living. The program has been renamed to allow for the different levels of services provided.
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.
Eligibility Criteria for Federal and State Programs