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Adult Evaluation and
Review Services Program





OVERVIEW OF PROGRAM: Adult Evaluation and Review Services (AERS) initially was known as Geriatric Evaluation and Review Services when the program originated in 1974. In Allegany County AERS also serves as the lead agency for the Senior Care Program and the Family Caregiver Support Program. The AERS programs collaborate with various community and state agencies including Western Maryland Health System, Allegany County Department of Social Services, Allegany County Housing Authority, Human Resource Development Commission, Area Agency on Aging, area nursing homes and adult day care facilities.

SERVICES: The AERS, Senior Care, and Family Caregiver Support Programs 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 is able to purchase limited supplies for eligible clients.
Family Caregiver employs a full-time Certified Nursing Assistant who is able to help clients in their homes with personal care several times weekly.

Both Senior Care and Family Caregiver have an ongoing waiting list due to the limited supply of funding.

ELIGIBILITY: AERS provides no-cost evaluations for aged and functionally disabled adults who need 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 taken from other agencies, the client, family, or any concerned individuals. Usually an appointment is made by phone and a nurse or social worker will conduct an in-home or on-site visit to assess the client's needs.

CONTACT: Adult Evaluation and Review Services at 301-759-5210
Senior Care Program at 301-759-5210
Family Caregiver Support Program at 301-759-5210
Between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.


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PO Box 1745
Cumberland, Maryland 21501-1745
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