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Consumer Guide to Long Term Care

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Home Care Options

Living in your home either alone or with family offers the benefits of familiar surroundings and proximity to family, friends and neighbors. However, staying in your home may require some modifications to your home or other outside assistance such as help with housekeeping chores and meal preparation or assistance with activities of daily living (ADL's) such as bathing and dressing. This section of the web site provides resources and descriptions of the many services you can receive at home.

Maryland Senior Call Check Pilot Program
The Maryland Department of Aging is piloting a “first in the nation” statewide, free, opt-in, telephonic service to ensure older Marylanders are safe in their homes. The Senior Call Check pilot program adds an additional layer of security so older Marylanders can live well and age well in their homes or communities. This is a free service that is open to any Maryland resident 65 years of age or older. The service will place an automated daily call check at a designated time to ensure older Marylanders are safe. If the call is not picked up after 3 attempts, the service will call a designated family member, friend or neighbor to check on you.

To sign up or learn more information call 1-800-243-3425 or to

Community for Life
The Maryland Community for Life (CFL) was developed in partnership with the Maryland Department of Aging. CFL is a membership, fee-based program that provides a package of non-medical services for homeowners and renters in select zip code regions in Maryland. The program is designed for older adults living independently in their own homes, and delivers key services such as predictable home maintenance, transportation, and community access needs in a cost-effective and supportive manner.

For a monthly fee, members receive, at a minimum, the following services:

  • Basic home repair and maintenance by a community "Handyman", a list of vetted contractors, and contract review
  • Transportation trips
  • Regular contact with a "Service Navigator" to help coordinate access to services and to assist with any needs that may arise

For more information visit

Services Search

Use Services Search to locate LTC Providers and obtain detailed information on:

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