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 & 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 & Assistance/Referral: Offers in person assistance to individuals, families and caregivers with questions and/or concerns. 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.
-Senior Care: Offers a coordinated system of community services for frail clients age 65 or older that need help with activities of daily living. Upper Shore Aging works with the Talbot County Health Department Department and the Department of Social Services to facilitate the provision of case management and gap-filling services to qualified clients.
-Senior Legal Assistance: Upper Shore Aging partners with the Legal Aid Bureau of Maryland to provide limited, prioritized legal services to persons age 60 and older not involving litigation.
-Housing: The Upper Shore Aging Housing Corporation operates Hambleton Village apartments in St. Michaels. Senior housing is available to persons 62 years of age or older who are income-eligible, or qualified disabled persons. Call 410-758-6500 for more information.
-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 the Senior Center or community events.
-Camm: (Curb Abuse in Medicare and Medicaid): 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.
-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.
-Family Caregiver Support Program: Upper Shore Aging staff can assist caregivers by providing education and training, as well as by offering access to respite care services.
-State Health Insurance Program (SHIP): Provides assistance to all Medicare beneficiaries & their families 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, such as:
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 Health care fraud and abuse
-Senior Centers: See separate listings.
Agency: Upper Shore Aging
Payment Description: None.
Intake and Eligibility: Individuals 18 and older with a disability (both physical or intellectual), and access to services for senior citizens, ages 60 and older, and their caregivers.