Long Term Care

The Assisted Living Program

Long-term careThe Assisted Living Program offers support for the elderly who requires assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADL) and can no longer remain in their independent homes. Financial support may be available. For more information, contact us at 301-265-8450.

The Ombudsman Program

The Ombudsman Program helps to protect persons living in nursing homes and other long term care centers by:

  • Investigating complaints
  • Ensuring resident rights
  • Mediating disputes between family members and nursing home staff
  • Educating staff, residents, family and the community regarding patient rights
  • Providing information to the public about long term care
  • Advocating for residents in long term care facilities.

Would you like to volunteer your time and talents to this vital service?
Please call us at 301-265-8450 for more information.

Medicaid Home and Community Based Waiver for Older Adults

The goal of the Community Options Waiver is to enable individuals 18 years of age and older to remain in a community setting even though their advanced age or disability would warrant placement in a long-term care facility. The Waiver program allows services, usually covered by Medicaid in a long-term care facility, to be provided to eligible individuals in their own homes or in assisted living facilities.  The Community Options Waiver provides support planning services for potential clients and clients already enrolled in the program. Other services include personal care, respite care, medical adult daycare, home-delivered meals, environmental assessments, environmental adaptations, personal emergency response systems, assistive devices, behavior consultations, and nutritional consultations.

To qualify, an individual must:

•    Meet the medical eligibility requirements for Long-Term Care benefits in a nursing
     home facility
•    Be at least 18 years old and residing in the state of Maryland
•    Meet the income guidelines of $2,199
•    Meet the asset guidelines of no more than $2,000 - $2,500

For more information, call (301) 265-8450.

Elder Abuse Prevention & Treatment

The purpose of this initiative is to provide short-term counseling and links to additional support to any senior over 60 who is coping with some form of mistreatment. If you or someone you know is a victim of one of the following kinds of abuse, you should seek help:

  • Physical Abuse
  • Psychological Abuse
  • Self-Neglect
  • Caregiver Neglect
  • Exploitation

For more information, call 301-265-8450.

Public Guardianship

The Adult Public Guardianship Program provides in-depth monitoring of wards appointed by the Court.  The professional case manager staff assures the ongoing safety and well being of the elderly.  For more information, contact us at 301-265-8450.

Money Follows the Person

The Money Follows the Person initiatives are to enhance outreach efforts and to increase public awareness through options counseling for individuals wanting to return to the community or "age in place."  Money Follows the Person provides assistance to individuals transitioning from an institution, or nursing facility, to community living in an apartment, private home, or small group setting. 
To qualify, an individual must:

•    Reside in Maryland in an institutional setting receiving long term care
•    Meet the income and asset guidelines for the waiver programs
•    Transition to a qualified residence under a waiver program

Community First Choice

Community First Choice provides the option to offer certain community based services as a state plan benefit.  Community First Choice consolidated personal care services across two existing programs; Living at Home Waiver and Older Adults Waiver.  The program allows individuals of any age who receive full community Medicaid benefits to have access to expanded services such as personal care, personal emergency response systems, services that substitute for human assistance, home delivered meals, and support planning.

To qualify, an individual must:

•    Reside in Maryland
•    Must meet an institutional level of care
•    Must be a Community Medicaid recipient


Community Personal Assistance Services

Formerly known as the Medical Assistance Personal Care program, Community Personal Assistance Services provides support to those individuals who require assistance with their activities of daily living, but do not meet an institutional level of care.  Community Personal Assistance Services provides individuals who are chronically ill, frail, or disabled the opportunity to stay in their home by granting personal support with daily tasks such as bathing, dressing, and meal preparation.  Other services include nurse monitoring and support planning.

To qualify, an individual must:

•    Reside in Maryland
•    Meet the medical level of care requirements for the program
•    Must be a Community Medicaid recipient