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Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder

The University of Maryland Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder center provides, support groups, rehabilitation, and educational program for adults living with Parkinson' disease and their families. 

Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV): Older adults

Drivers are required to self-report medical conditions that may impede their driving skills. The DMV is required to investigate reports received from law enforcement and medical professionals. Drivers are then required to provide adequate documentation from their primary physician to obtain or renew their license. The "Medical Review Process" and forms are available HERE

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 Yes
At Least One State Program with Consumer-Directed Option for Family Caregivers No
Lifespan Respite Grant Yes
State Respite Coalition Yes

 

Benefits.gov - Maryland

Benefits.gov (formerly GovBenefits.gov) was launched in an effort to provide citizens with easy, online access to government benefit and assistance programs. Eight years after its initial launch, GovBenefits.gov underwent a major redesign and became Benefits.gov. 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.

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