Maryland Community Personal Assistance Services

Maryland's Community Personal Assistance Services program is a Medicaid program that offers the option for the applicant to choose their own personal care providers. Services include assistance with daily living activities and nurse supervision and monitoring for elderly, frail, or disabled individuals. 

Maryland Community First Choice and Caring for Aging Loved Ones

Maryland's Community First Choice program is an option through Medicaid that allows for certain family members to get hired and compensated as the family caregiver. Services may include assistance with daily living activities such as bathing, eating, dressing, mobility, etc.


Maryland Community Pathways Waiver

Maryland's Community Pathways Waiver is a Medicaid waiver that is intended to assist intellectually or developmentally disabled adults remain living at home through community based resources. This waiver is not applicable to seniors with physical ailments due to aging or adults with physical disabilities. 

Maryland Attendant Care Program

Maryland's Attendant Care Program is a non-Medicaid program and it provides financial assistance to severely disabled adults. Services may include personal care, transportation, and in-home support such as chores and/or cleaning. 

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State System of Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)

Caregiver Assessment in Medicaid HCBS Waiver Program No
At Least One State Program with Consumer-Directed Option for Family Caregivers No
Lifespan Respite Grant Yes
State Respite Coalition Yes - Maryland (formerly was launched in an effort to provide citizens with easy, online access to government benefit and assistance programs. Eight years after its initial launch, underwent a major redesign and became However, the program's mission remains the same: reduce the expense and difficulty of interacting with the government while increasing citizen access to government benefit information.

Department of Veterans Affairs

Offers local county resources for veterans and their families.

Maryland Volunteer Lawyer Service

Provides free and low cost legal representation to Maryland residents. 

Maryland Legal Aid

Elder rights division provides full legal representation and services to individuals aged 60 and over. Popular topics of aid include: Financial issues, SSI, social security, Medicaid, and nursing home discharge questions. 


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