In Allegany County, Adult Evaluation and Review Services (AERS)
is the lead agency for the Senior Care Program and the National Family Caregiver Support Program. The AERS programs collaborate with various local and state agencies.
The AERS, Senior Care, and National Family Caregiver Support Program conduct in-home and on-site visits to evaluate individuals and refer them for services they may be eligible to receive. Senior Care provides in-home services and purchases supplies for eligible clients on a limited basis.
Family Caregiver employs a Certified Nursing Assistant who is able to provide respite in client’s homes several times weekly.
Both Senior Care and Family Caregiver have an ongoing waiting list due to limited funding.
AERS provides no-cost evaluations for aged and functionally disabled individuals who require long term care and are at risk of institutionalization.
Senior Care provides services to clients who are age 65+, who meet income and asset guidelines, and who are severely or moderately disabled based on the AERS Assessment. Income guidelines are adjusted yearly, but the Assets must be less than $11,000 for an individual and less than $14,000 for a couple.
Family Caregiver clients must be age 60 and older, with no specific income or asset guidelines. The clients must have a caregiver who is in need of respite in order to be eligible.
How to Obtain Services:
Referrals are accepted from other agencies, clients, family, or other concerned individuals.
For more information or to make a referral, call 301-759-5210