Maryland Department of Human Services

The Maryland Department of Human Resources, as of July 1, 2017, has become the Maryland Department of Human Services, to better reflect our commitment to supporting, serving and protecting people – including vulnerable adults and seniors – across the state.

Maryland Commission on Caregiving

The Maryland Department of Human Services is pleased to announce the formation of the Maryland Commission on Caregiving (formerly the Maryland Caregivers Support Coordinating Council).

Visit the DHR website for more information.

It is a good idea to make the Talbot County Department of Social Services (DSS) one of your first stops when you have issues about your safety, independence, or, if you need care. DSS is staffed by professionals who are well integrated in the community and all of its services. If they can’t help you, there is a good chance they can point you to someone who can.

The Talbot County Department of Social Services is administered by the Maryland Department of Human Services. It services are delivered with the principles of personal dignity, quality of life, privacy and the right to make choices. DSS cares.

The Department of Social Services offers the following services for Seniors:

  • Adult Protective Services which conducts investigations of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of vulnerable adults.
  • Food Supplement Program for Seniors which increases purchasing power of low-income households by helping put healthy food on the table. A simplified application is available to seniors.
  • In-Home Aide Services which provides personal care by an aide to assist frail seniors and/or adults with disabilities (ages 18+) needing help to care for themselves.
  • Respite Care is a program that assists Care Givers with relief time so that vulnerable adults can remain in their home as long as appropriate.
  • Social Services to Adults provides case management services to eligible adults aged 18 and over.
  • Community Medicaid supports eligible low-income individuals who are aged, blind, or living with a disability by assisting with the cost of medical care and access to care.
  • Long-Term Care Program assists eligible individuals in long-term care facilities with medical expenses and limited financial support for care. Supports individuals through the long-term care application process.

The Talbot County Department of Social Services
301 Bay Street, Unit 5, Easton, MD  21601
(410) 770-4848

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