Talbot County Health Department

100 South Hanson Street
Easton, MD 21601

Phone: 410-819-5600

Visit the Talbot County Health Department Website for More Info

Senior Care

The Senior Care program provides case management and funds for services for people 65 or older who may be at risk of nursing home placement. Senior Care allows seniors to live with dignity and in the comfort of their own homes and at a lower cost than nursing facility care. Senior Care provides a comprehensive assessment of an individual’s needs, a case manager to secure and coordinate services, and a pool of gap filling funds to purchase services for individuals who meet program eligibility requirements. Services may include personal care, chore service, medications, medical supplies, adult day care, respite care, home delivered meals, transportation, and emergency response systems.

The Medical Assistance Personal Care Program

(Community Options Waiver, Community First Choice and Community Personal Assistance Services)

These three programs work hand-in-hand to provide community services and support. They empower older adults and people with disabilities to live in the community. They provide assistance with activities of daily living to Medicaid recipients who have a chronic illness, medical condition or disability. Services are provided in the eligible individual’s home or community residence (waiver participants may receive services in an assisted living facility). Services provided may include assistance, or items that substitute for assistance, with the following activities of daily living: bathing, toileting, mobility, eating and dressing. Individuals who need help with activities of daily living may also receive help with household services related to medical needs, escort services to a medical appointment and personal hygiene and grooming. To apply please call 1-410-767-1739. Qualified applicants must meet both the Medicaid Program’s financial and medical requirements. An assessment completed by your Local Health Department determines medical eligibility. Financial Eligibility is determined by either the local Department of Social Services or by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Once you are determined eligible, each participant or his or her representative will choose an approved Supports Planning Agency to guide them through developing a plan for services.Adult Evaluation and Review Services AERS is a Maryland program based in local health departments which provides assistance to frail, aged, and disabled adults by conducting a comprehensive evaluation to identify public services available to help people remain in the community, or in their least restrictive environment, with as much independence as possible. Evaluations are conducted by a licensed registered nurse or social worker. Interpretation and translation services are available. Medical Assistance Transportation Talbot County Health Department contracts with Delmarva Community Services/DCT to transport eligible ambulatory and wheelchair clients to their medical appointments. This program is NOT for emergency medical transportation services, nor does it cover transportation for other services than medical appointments. The medical service for which the transportation is provided must also be covered by the Maryland Medicaid Program. This program provides a non-emergency medical transportation source for Talbot County Medicaid recipients who have no other means of transportation. Riders must have an active medical assistance number.

Adult Evaluation and Review Services

AERS is a Maryland program based in local health departments which provides assistance to frail, aged, and disabled adults by conducting a comprehensive evaluation to identify public services available to help people remain in the community, or in their least restrictive environment, with as much independence as possible. Evaluations are conducted by a licensed registered nurse or social worker. Interpretation and translation services are available.

Medical Assistance Transportation

Talbot County Health Department contracts with Delmarva Community Services/DCT to transport eligible ambulatory and wheelchair clients to their medical appointments. This program is NOT for emergency medical transportation services, nor does it cover transportation for other services than medical appointments. The medical service for which the transportation is provided must also be covered by the Maryland Medicaid Program. This program provides a non-emergency medical transportation source for Talbot County Medicaid recipients who have no other means of transportation. Riders must have an active medical assistance number.

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