OVERVIEW: Offers assistance for older adults and individuals with disabilities. It is a statewide resource for information and assistance about long-term services and supports to allow individuals to remain at home and plan for future needs.
1) AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER: Provides individuals who are seeking long-term support information and counseling regarding available long-term support options, and determining eligibility for public long-term support programs and benefits. Benefits screening includes level of care determinations for Medicaid nursing facility and home and community-based service waiver programs.
2) INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE: Offers in-person assistance to individuals, families, and caregivers with questions and/or concerns. Available Mon-Fri, 8:30AM-4PM. Connects individuals with information and referrals to other programs and benefits (such as health promotion and disease prevention, transportation services, housing and income support programs) that may help people remain in the community. Also assists older adults and adults with disabilities apply for the Homeowners' and Renters' Tax Credit program. The gross household income cannot exceed $60,000.
3) STATE HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM (SHIP): Provides assistance in understanding health insurance benefits, bills and client's rights, including Medicare D and Pharmacy Assistance Programs. Assists low-income beneficiaries and participates in community presentations. Offers in-person and telephone guidance on a wide variety of health insurance issues, such as:
o Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Program (Medicare Part D)
o Medicare supplements (Medigap Plans)
o Assistance for disabled Medicare beneficiaries (under age 65)
o Medicare Advantage Plans (HMOs, preferred provider organizations)
o Long Term Care Insurance
o Medical Assistance programs
4) ADULT EVALUATION AND REVIEW SERVICES (AERS): Provides assistance to functionally, physically and mentally disabled seniors and adults at risk of institutionalization. Conducts a comprehensive evaluation to identify services available to help the individual remain in the community or in the least restrictive environment while functioning at the highest possible level of independence and personal well-being.
5) SENIOR CARE/IN HOME AIDE SERVICES: Provides case management for persons who are frail, elderly, over 18 years of age, physically disabled, at-risk of abuse/neglect or need help during an illness. Services may include personal care, housekeeping, laundry and meal preparation. Financial and medical criteria must be met.
6) FOSTER GRANDPARENTS: Provides an opportunity for older adults to volunteer by offering time and attention to special needs, at risk, and homeless children. Matches each adult with two children whom the adult works with at the school site regularly to help the children develop socially, emotionally, and mentally. Foster grandparents receive a small stipend depending on income eligibility.
7) RESPITE CARE REFERRAL: Provides a referral service to link self-employed home care workers with families who need relief from the constant demands of providing care. Workers may provide personal care, supervision, companionship and housework on an hourly, daily, overnight, or weekly basis. Workers charge according to services required.
8) SENIOR FARMERS' MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM: Provides vouchers to low-moderate income older adults for use at local farmers' markets in the community. Vouchers will only be distributed in July. Please contact Nutrition at 410-222-0282 for more information.
9) NATIONAL FAMILY CAREGIVER SUPPORT PROGRAM: Offers assistance to caregivers, provide information, referrals to community programs, and limited financial assistance to purchase supplies and respite care.
2666 Riva Road
2666 Riva Road
Agency: Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities
Payment Description: None.
Intake and Eligibility: Individuals 18 and older with a disability (both physical or intellectual), and access to services for senior citizens, ages 55 and older, and caregivers.