Information for Caregivers
Through a grant from the National Family Caregivers Support Program (NFCSP), the Caregivers Program serves family members caring for Baltimore County older adults, as well as grandparents with primary care responsibility for grandchildren.
The Baltimore County Department of Aging Caregivers Program offers a variety of services and resources to help family caregivers to provide good care for their relatives, while also taking care of themselves.
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Local Support Groups are an important resource for caregivers to talk with others about problems and solutions. Some support groups are general, and others are disease-specific.
Community Resource Guide
An annual directory of services and resources for seniors and people with disabilities, the Community Resource Guide is available online at www.baltimorecountymd.gov/seniorresources and in paper version at your local senior center or public library.
Education and Outreach
Outreach events are offered to the general public throughout Baltimore County in a variety of locations including senior centers, the work place, houses of worship, and area universities.
To learn more about upcoming events, contact Maryland Access Point of Baltimore County at 410-887-2594.
Caregivers Program Specialists offer free individual Consultations to eligible family caregivers who would like support, guidance, and resources regarding the care of their loved one. Limited respite stipends are available to eligible families to help them pay for care so they can take a break from their caregiving responsibilities.
Medicaid Waiver Information
For eligible clients, the State will pay for covered services to enable them to stay in the community. Medicaid's Home and Community Based Services waiver program is also known as Medicaid Waiver.
Medicare Interactive Web Tool
Medicare Interactive, brought to you by the Medicare Rights Center, features details about Medicare-covered services, coordination of benefits, what to do in the prescription drug coverage gap, and much more. Easy to understand answers about Medicare benefits and options can be found at www.medicareinteractive.org.
Contact Baltimore County Department of Aging
For additional information about any of these services for family caregivers, call Maryland Access Point of Baltimore County at 410-887-2594 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Revised December 28, 2012