Long Term Care Programs
Long Term Care Programs
Long-term care programs help to ensure a positive quality of life for seniors and assist in delaying or preventing premature institutionalization. The following programs are offered:
Senior Assisted Living Program
The Aging and Human Services Division maintains a complete list of licensed Assisted Living Facilities in Charles County and can provide seniors and their families with helpful tips in selecting an Assisted Living Facility. Assisted living is typically designed to provide housing and supportive services for frail seniors who need daily assistance and, therefore, are at risk of nursing home placement.
Programs are designed to provide access and coordination of services to frail, health-impaired elderly in an effort to allow them to remain in their homes. Financial assistance may be available to eligible clients for services such as in-home care (bathing, light housekeeping, meal preparation), medications, personal care supplies, and home monitoring.
As a participating agency in the National Family Caregivers Support Program, the Aging Division offers comprehensive services and support to family members who are caring for an elderly adult relative. Information and Assistance, Respite, Caregiver Training, Support Groups, and Supplemental Services are included in this program. Support Groups meet the last Wednesday of each month at 2:00 P.M., at the Richard R. Clark Senior Center in La Plata, Maryland.
This program focuses on identifying and preventing abuse, neglect, and exploitation of older individuals, particularly within nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.
Medicaid Waiver for Older Adults
The Medicaid Waiver is a state medical assistance program that may provide financial assistance for community-based care to persons who would otherwise require a nursing home. Qualified individuals must meet both medical and financial criteria to receive a waiver. Waivers can be used for either assisted living or in-home care.
Respite care is an essential stress reliever for any caregiver, especially those who provide care 24 hours per day, seven days per week. The Charles County Area Agency on Aging provides an extensive list of self-employed caregivers who are available to provide personal care and housekeeping services to the frail, older adult and the younger disabled. This list is provided solely for the convenience of the client. References and background checks are the responsibility of the persons seeking assistance. For a copy of the most current respite care registry, please call 1-855-843-9725.
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