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  • Maryland Access Point, Caroline County

    Agency: Upper Shore Aging

    AGING & DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES: Offers assistance for older adults and individuals with disabilities. It is a statewide resource for information and assistance about long-term services and supports to allow individuals to remain at home and plan for future needs.  

    -AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER: Provides individuals who are seeking long term support information and counseling regarding available long term support options, and determining eligibility for public long term support programs and benefits. Benefits screening includes level of care determinations for Medicaid nursing facility and home and community-based service waiver programs.

    -INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE: Offers in person assistance to individuals, families and caregivers with questions and/or concerns.

    -INFORMATION AND REFERRAL: Connects individuals with information and referrals to other programs and benefits (such as health promotion and disease prevention, transportation services, housing and income support programs) that may help people remain in the community.

    -PUBLIC GUARDIANSHIP: The Executive Director of Upper Shore Aging, Inc., as a result of a court order, functions as Public Guardian of the Person for frail elders 65 years of age and older who have been determined by the court to be unable to make competent decisions on their own behalf and who have no relatives or friends who can assume such responsibility.

    -HOME DELIVERED MEALS: Provides meals to eligible home bound adults 60 years of age and older. There is a $2.50 donation fee for meals.

    -THE UPPER SHORE CLARION: Offers a monthly newsletter that provides information on the agency's benefits/services as well as important elder issues of interest to senior citizens.

    -OLDER ADULTS MEDICAID WAIVER: Upper Shore Aging administers the Home and Community Based Waiver for Older Adults. Uses federal and state Medicaid dollars to permit low income, medically eligible persons over 50 years of age to live in their homes or in Assisted Living facilities, with supportive services, as an option to traditional nursing home placement. For more information call 410-758-6500.

    -SENIOR HEALTHSCOPE: Provides disease prevention and health promotion activities for older citizens. Upper Shore Aging provides health screening, nutrition screening, physical fitness/group exercise programs and nutrition counseling/education either at Senior Centers or at community events. Call 410-479-2535 for more information.

    -CURB ABUSE IN MEDICARE AND MEDICAID (CAMM): Upper Shore Aging staff and volunteers educate Medicare and Medicaid clients about these programs and how to read and understand provider statements in the hope that with better consumer understanding, incidents of fraud and abuse can be identified and reported. For more information call 410-479-2535.

    -FAMILY CAREGIVER SUPPORT PROGRAM: Offers assistance to caregivers by providing education and training, as well as by offering access to respite care services.

    -STATE HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN (SHIP): Provides assistance in understanding health insurance benefits, bills, and client's rights, including Medicare D and Pharmacy Assistance Programs. Offers in-person and telephone guidance on a wide variety of health insurance issues. Also provides assistance for low-income beneficiaries and community presentations.

    o Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Program (Medicare Part D)
    o Medicare supplements (Medigap Plans)
    o Assistance for disabled Medicare beneficiaries (under age 65)
    o Medicare Advantage Plans (HMOs, preferred provider organizations)
    o Long Term Care Insurance
    o Medical Assistance programs
    o Assistance with denials, appeals and grievances
    o Billing problems
    o Senior Medical Patrol (SMP): Health care fraud and abuse

    • 403 South 7th Street
      Denton, MD 21629

    Agency: Upper Shore Aging

    Languages Available:

    Payment Description: None.

    Intake and Eligibility: Individuals 18 and older with a disability and older adults 60 and older. See notes for individual programs.

    Areas Served:
    • Caroline County

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