Maryland Access Point


 

MAP of Worcester County is a centralized service to provide information and assistance for the individuals of all income levels who need long-term services or want to plan for future needs.  Information is also available for family and care-givers trying to support a parent, spouse, or adult child.

Staff from the Worcester County Health Department, the Department of Social Services, and the Commission on Aging, are located together to make it easier to access information and assistance across a wide range of programs

Contact Phone: 410-632-9915 for more information.
 
Participating Agencies:

Worcester Health

Worcester Department of Social Services

Worcester Commission on Aging 

Important MAP Links:

Maryland Access Point


Mission:

We envision a Worcester County in which elderly, vulnerable and disabled adults receive consolidated, quality care that is efficient and effective in supporting full quality of life.

 

Vision:

 

With respect for the dignity of each elderly, vulnerable and disabled adult, we will promote self-determination in each client’s effort to attain optimum quality of life in a safe and least restrictive environment by:
  • Assessing needs
  • Coordinating resources
  • Providing supportive services

 


The MAP program is comprised of the following programs: 


Worcester County Health Department

  • AERS: Adult Evaluation and Review Services is a program designed to assist persons who are"At risk" of institutionalization. A comprehensive multi disciplinary assessment is completed and referrals are made to available community resources which would allow them to remain in the community and achieve the highest possible level of independence and health.
     
  • Hospital Outreach Initiative: Through this program, a Nurse identifies county residents who are admitted to the local hospital or long term care facility and may be at risk for long term institutionalization. For eligible individuals, a comprehensive evaluation of needs is performed to identify home and community-based programs available. Recommendations of community services are provided to assist individuals in their efforts to return to their own home or community.
     
  • Medical Assistance Personal Care Program: Personal Care helps individuals with Medical Assistance who have a chronic illness, medical condition, or disability to remain in their homes. Services provided assist eligible individuals with basic activities of daily living.

Worcester County Department of Social Services

  • Adult Protective Services: Program which investigates reports of neglect, self-neglect, abuse, or exploitation of adults who are unable to protect their own interests & are at risk of immediate harm to their own person or to others. Serves adults 18 or over who lack the physical or mental capacity to provide for their own daily needs.
     
  • Social Services to Adults: Case management program designed to assist elderly, disabled & vulnerable adults, age 18 years & older, obtain needed home & community based long-term care services, equipment & programs.
     
  • In Home Aide Services: Assists functionally disabled adults with activities of daily living in their home, such as chores, personal care, transportation & other basic tasks to maintain the individual safely & independently in the community.
Respite - Program which provides limited financial reimbursement to the family of developmentally or functionally disabled individuals receiving home care.

Project Home 
- Provides Certified Adult Residential Environment (CARE) homes where disabled persons 18 years of age and older are cared for & supervised in a family-like setting in the community. Care providers assist with personal hygiene & other activities of daily living.

Qualified Medical Beneficiary (QMB) &
Specified Low-income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB) - Programs which assist individuals with Medicare in paying a portion of their Medicare premiums and some medical costs. Eligibility is based on income.

Rent Allowance Program (RAP) 
- Provides rental assistance to eligible adults experiencing housing crises when funds are available.

FEMA Program 
- Provides additional assistance to individuals who have exhausted energy assistance program benefits when funds are available.

Food Stamps, Medical Assistance, and Emergency Funds
     Department of Social Services:
410-677-6800

Commission on Aging
Senior Care Assists frail, health-impaired older persons select and locate the services that can help them continue to live in their homes. Services may include personal care, light housekeeping, meal preparation, shopping, and transportation. (Ages 65  & older)

Loan Closet
Equipment on loan: Walkers, Canes, Shower  Chairs, etc. (Ages 65 older)

National Family Caregivers Grant- 
Funds available for respite and other supplemental services. ( Ages 60 & older)

Senior I&A/Outreach 
- Outreach brings information and assistance to thehomebound seniors in Worcester County. (Ages 60 & older) 

Meals on Wheels 
- Home-delivered meals for the homebound, handicapped and convalescing elderly. (Ages 60 older)

Senior Centers- 
 Centers offer social and recreational activities, trips, educational programs, in-center meals and outreach services.

Worcester Adult Medical Day Services 
410-632-0111
 Provides rehabilitation, nursing, recreation & nutrition services for individuals over the age of 16, who are disabled or medically frail, and want to remain at home.

Senior Center Plus
Assists caregivers in keeping their loved ones in the community  by providing a non-medical day respite program while providing  socialization. (At Worcester Adult Medical Day Services)
 
 
Area Agency On Aging
   MAC, Inc 410-742-0505
   Agency dedicated to serving the needs of the elderly and their families in the community. Wide array of services available to residents of the lower four counties of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, including Worcester County.

Forms:

Patient Satisfaction Survey
 

Substance Abuse Help

 

Zika Information

 

Rabies Information


     

WCHD News

 

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