Policies and Services | Maryland

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. 

Maryland State Bar Association--Elder Law Rights

Sixty Plus Legal Program (preparation of simple wills, advance directives, and deeds for seniors with low and moderate incomes) and the Medical Assistance Long Term Care Representation Program (representation of individuals improperly denied nursing home Medicaid coverage). 

Montessori-based Activity Program

The Montessori Program at Family and Children's Services' Adult Day Services at West End Place studies the impact of using the Montessori Method with adults with mild to moderate dementia.


Family and Children's Services of Central Maryland, Inc.

Office of Health Care Quality

Government agency responsible for inspecting and licensing long-term care providers as well as health issues in Maine. Provides online directories of:
- Assisted living facilities
- Adult day care facilities
- Specialized Alzheimer's disease units

Senior Assisted Program (Group Home Subsidies)

Government program assists older adults who need help with activities of daily living delay placement into a nursing facility by helping to pay for support services in an assisted living environment. Services include:

- In-home care
- 24-hour supervision
- Nutrition services
- Supplemental services


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