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In-Home Services

Community Outreach Services

The Department of Aging provides free casework services to seniors, age 60 and over, to help them remain in their own homes and in the community with the best quality of life. Clients are monitored and reassessed regularly. Community Outreach Specialists provide:

  • Home visits
  • Crisis intervention
  • Emergency assistance
  • Counseling and advocacy
  • Assistance completing benefits applications
  • Housing-related services

Care plans are developed to meet the clients' needs using available services and funding sources, such as:

  • Home-delivered meals
  • In-home aide services
  • Rent and fuel subsidies
  • Assistance with home repairs
  • The Senior Care program
  • The Fund for Needy Seniors
  • Assistance to purchase medication, hearing aids and other health related items
  • Other services to help clients remain in their homes

Community Outreach Specialists also offer seniors, families and caregivers assistance within all 20 Baltimore County senior centers to determine eligibility for various programs and services. They help access such benefits as Medical Assistance, Pharmacy Assistance, food stamps, subsidized housing, home repair deferred loans, the Maryland Energy Assistance Program and tax credits for homeowners and renters.

For additional information, contact Maryland Access Point (MAP) of Baltimore County at 410-887-2594, or email MAP at

Revised March 7, 2014

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