If you are a senior citizen or have a disability and live in Prince George’s County, you should contact the Senior Information and Assistance Line for help. The Community Services Directory is a resource that provides a single point of information for people who want to access opportunities and services available in the community. The program also helps individuals with senior family members who live outside of the county by connecting them with support.
As more and more people are faced with it each year, caring for a senior family member can be a very stressful experience. It can be difficult to know how to react to different situations. The Aging Services Division Family Caregiver Program provides information and assistance to help people care for aging family members.
The benefits of having a caregiver are not only for the senior, but also for the caregiver. The goal of this is to help caregivers with issues, decisions, and figuring out and applying for benefits for their loved ones. The assistance is focused on those who may be getting closer to the point at which they will need help to live and care for themselves independently.
The Aging Services Division of Prince George’s County will provide free, healthy meals to its clients. The meals are usually lunchtime meals served to seniors aged 60 and above. The program is offered at different locations throughout Prince George’s County that focus on nutrition.
The program is also flexible in that it allows a spouse of a senior citizen who is 60 or older to enjoy the meal as well, regardless of their age. The organizers may give out boxes of food to the participants. The Senior Nutrition program provides meals to eligible disabled or elderly people who are unable to leave their homes due to illness or disability. The phone number for this service is (301) 265-8475.
The Senior Care Program helps people in the community who might have to go to a nursing home. The staff from the Aging Services Division will be helping them to find public services that can help them. In cases where services are not available, Senior Care staff members will make arrangements with private vendors.
There are various care services that can be provided, such as help with household tasks, personal care, and signing up for meals to be delivered to the home. There are also services for adults such as day care, or financial assistance for obtaining medication or medical supplies. Other services that senior care facilities offer include respite care, transportation, and access to an emergency response system. In order to receive assistance, a person must be 65 years or older and live in Prince George’s County. This means that they cannot have a lot of money or own many things.
The Assisted Living Program offers assistance with day-to-day activities and tasks to seniors who need help. This is offered so people can remain independent and live in their own homes. The program may also offer financial assistance, such as information on government grants, for those who qualify.
The Medicaid Home and Community Based Waiver for Older Adults helps those who, because of disability or age, would not be able to live independently. The Prince George’s County Aging Services Division program allows people to get certain services covered by Medicaid even if they don’t receive them in a long-term care facility. This means that eligible participants can continue living in their current homes or in assisted living facilities.
MFP is a program that helps seniors move from nursing facilities and other institutions into the community, including private homes, apartments, or small group settings. MFP initiatives improve efforts to reach individuals who are struggling and living in facilities. MFP initiatives remove any barriers that each individual may be dealing with.
The Prince George’s County Aging Services Division has added several new programs and services to help ease the transition into old age, including improved assistance, peer mentoring, low income housing assistance, and flexible transition funds.
The Ombudsman Program exists to safeguard the well-being of elderly and disabled people who reside in nursing homes or other long-term care facilities. The staff from the Aging division are always looking for volunteers to help with their important work.
Some of the things the Ombudsman does are the following. The Ombudsman Program provides help in safeguarding residents’ rights, mediating disputes between nursing home residents and staff, advocating for residents of long-term care facilities, furnishing information to the public about long-term care, and also teaching staff about residents’ rights.
This means that people who need medical assistance can speak to a counselor for free, and they will help address the issue. The Aging Services Division in Prince George’s County provides health insurance for senior and disabled residents. They can learn about various resources, including the program for health insurance for seniors.
Highly trained volunteers in Maryland receive health insurance counseling from the State’s Senior Health Insurance Program and the county’s Department of Family Services. The site provides information on how to apply for Medicare, HMO Plans, Medicaid, Long-Term Care, Medigap Supplemental Insurance Coverage, and gives general advice on Understanding Medical Bills.
Contact for senior and elderly assistance
The clients of Prince George’s County Aging Services Division are people who are elderly, disabled, or who take care of someone who is elderly or disabled. To get more information, call 301-265-8450.