An AERS Nurse or Social Worker can visit a vulnerable person in their home to complete an assessment of their health and overall situation to determine that person's eligibility for certain programs and services.
As part of an AERS assessment, a resource list is shared with the client and referrals might be made for local case management, Medical Adult Day Care (MADC), or other services and supports as eligible. (Please note that some of these programs may have a "wait list.") AERS representatives can re-assess the client each year or when there is a significant change in the client's situation which might affect the type of services they need (client or family can call to request another evaluation as needed).
AERS also conducts the assessment that helps to determine an individual's eligibility for Community First Choice (CFC). CFC is a program that provides personal care support for individuals based on their needs and eligibility (CFC is only available to those who receive straight Medical Assistance - not SLMB or QMB) - AERS completes the initial assessment for CFC and it is then determined if the person will receive a "level of care" for this type of assistance. CFC assists chronically ill, frail elderly, or disabled people to remain in their own home by providing personal care assistance for activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, eating and so on. For those who are approved for the program, personal care services are provided by an approved Agency Provider who is supervised by a nurse monitor. Personal Care Providers are not hired or employed through the AERS office.
Referrals for AERS assessments may come from any source (self, family, physicians, MADC, VA, etc.). The program is voluntary (when a referral is made, the person has the right to accept the offer for an evaluation or to decline). Assessments are provided at no cost to the client or family.
Contact the AERS office at 410-479-8055 to determine if an AERS assessment could benefit you or someone you know. When making a referral, please try to have as much information as possible so that we can determine if the person is eligible for services (name, address, phone number, contact info for the person's Power of Attorney or other involved support person, date of birth and social security number if those are known, and the reason for your referral). We will then contact the client to tell them about AERS and offer an evaluation in order to tell them about programs and services that might make sense for them in their individual situation.
MEDICAL ADULT DAY CARE CENTER - DENTON. Call us at 410-479-8065.
Caring for Senior Citizens needs & helping them live independently in our community. Transportation for Caroline Residents included; others provide their own transport. Sliding scale pricing, Veterans Served and clients physician orders reviewed.
CAROLINE COUNSELING CENTER / ADDICTIONS. Call us at 410-479-1882
Saving Lives by helping all ages from negative effects from drug & alcohol abuse. Vivitrol & Medication Assisted / Walk-In Clinic / Outpatient Treatments, Individual & Group Counseling, Co-Occurring Disorders Therapy, DWI Ed classes, School Based Counseling & Housing referrals.
BEHAVIORAL / MENTAL HEALTH OUTPATIENT CLINIC. Call us at 410-479-3800
Providing a full range of psychiatric services and supportive counseling to individuals, groups, and families. 606 Sunnyside, Ave, Denton.
MIDSHORE WIC. Please call 410-479-8060 to make an appointment.
A supplemental nutrition program for woman, infants and children under 5. Providing nutrition counseling, breastfeeding support, referrals to other health and social agencies, and free healthy food. Offices located in Caroline, Talbot, and Dorchester counties.
COMMUNITY MEDICINE / DISEASE PREVENTION. Call us at 410-479-8000.
Immunizations, TB/ STD's, Family Planning Education & Medicine, TB/ STD HIV case management, Nurse of the Day, Children's Medical Services & Insurance MA/MCHP, Lead Poisoning Prevention.
DDA (DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES SERVICES). Call us at 410-479-8075
Locates and Obtains resources for residents, conducts Assessments/ Life Plans, Transition & Coordinated Community Care for their needs.
TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE - MA PROGRAM. Call us at 410-479-8014
Provides transportation to medical appointments for persons receiving Medical Assistance. Pre-Approval needed before scheduling.
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SERVICES. Call us at 410-479-8045.
Septic System / BAT Fund, Plat Review, Water Supplies, Food Safety / Inspection; Environmental Health Protections, Property Status Reports, Rabies Clinics / Exposure, Licences.
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS - PUBLIC HEALTH. Call us at 410-479-8006
Protecting the health and safety of residents during man-made and natural health emergencies.
VITAL RECORDS / BIRTH / DEATH CERTIFICATES. Call us at 410-479-8030.
Records available between 8:30am to 4:00 pm M-F. Call for details.
A full range of outpatient mental health services are offered to Caroline County residents including: psychiatric evaluation, individual group and family therapy for adults adolescents and children, medication management, nursing services, information/referral services, school based therapy services provided in some public schools. Services are provided by an experienced staff of psychiatrists, nurses, social workers and a welcoming support staff. Evening hours available by appointment only. Please contact the Clinic at 410-479-3800 for intake information. Spanish speaking staff available for intake services.
Caroline Hospice Foundation is a 501 C-3, non profit organization that provides financial support to Compass Regional Hospice. Working with Compass Regional Hospice ensures that our Caroline County residents receive exceptional care. Please contact compass Regional hospice for hospice services. If you would like to support Caroline Hospice Foundation Please call 410-479-3500
Patients are offered recreational therapy,art therapy, music therapy, socialization, financial assistance, personal and respite care for Alzheimer's patients. Therapeutic activities include arts and crafts, outings, cooking demos, games and exercise, parties and music, pet therapy, and word trivia. Two meals and one snack are served daily. There is also a beauty shop/barbershop for nail care and shampoos. Transportation is provided to and from the program, to outings, and to doctor appointments in Denton. Patient's health needs are monitored by nursing staff, and emotional health needs are monitored by a social worker. Volunteers accepted and always welcomed, experience works - volunteers available for those 55 and over that wish to volunteer at the MADC. There is a Caregiver's support group on the first Monday of the month from 12:30 - 1:30, all are welcome, questions call Carole Friend 410-479-8065.
Adult program includes site and community based psychiatric rehabilitation services, supported employment, residential and respite programs, and special support and assistance for those suffering from mental illness as the primary diagnosis. The Youth Program offers community based psychiatric rehabilitative services. A referral from a mental health provider is required.
We have access to a language line as needed to assist with intakes and paperwork. We also have one staff member who can speak Haitian-Creole in the Youth program.
CCHS offers comprehensive family practice internal medicine, pediatrics, family dental care, women's health, and behavioral health services through its 5 Medical and 4 Dental Centers on the Mid-Shore. The Migrant Health Project provides outreach services to meet the special needs of the migrant population. School-Based health services are provided in 9 Caroline County schools and 4 Talbot County schools. Oral health services are also available through School-Based programs in all three Counties. Spanish speaking staff available. Detailed information on Center Locations, hours and services offered is available at www.choptankhealth.org