Local Resources for the Elderly

Links to local agencies serving the elderly:

Frederick County Department of Aging

The Department of Aging offers programs and activities that support senior citizens in their effort to remain healthy, active and independent and to age in place.

Senior Tax Credit Supplement

The City of Frederick Senior Tax Credit Supplement was enacted by the Board of Aldermen in July 2018. The State of Maryland administers the credit as part of the State Homeowners’ Property Tax Credit Program.

Senior Rehab Grant Program

The Frederick County Senior Housing Rehabilitation Grant Program provides grants up to $15,000 for emergency repairs and accessibility modifications to very low income senior homeowners. Read details on the Senior Housing Rehab Grant Program Fact Sheet.  

Adult Evaluation & Review Services (AERS)
An evaluation and assessment program with nursing, social, and psychiatric components, AERS coordinates appropriate services for any person aged 60 or over who lives in Frederick County and needs help in planning for their continued care.

Baker Rehab Group
Baker Rehab Group provides seniors in Maryland, southern Pennsylvania, and northern West Virginia with occupational, physical, and speech therapy; dementia care; stroke and joint replacement rehabilitation; fall prevention; and other home health therapy services.

Maryland Office of the Attorney General
The Attorney General’s office has a web page devoted to consumer information for senior citizens. Included is information on protecting older citizens from financial exploitation, as well as information regarding Medicaid fraud, elder abuse, and end-of-life issues.

Maryland Department of Aging
This site provides a central location for a variety of information, resources, and services of interest to seniors.

Resources to help you find a caregiver:

The Senior’s Choice
If you or someone you know needs in-home care outside of the Frederick County area, we are pleased to recommend our colleagues throughout North America. As members of The Senior’s Choice, the nation’s largest network of independent private duty companies, we represent the highest level of senior care available for your loved ones. To find a member of The Senior’s Choice in your area, simply visit their website by clicking on the above link.

Best of Home Care
A service of Home Care Pulse, a company that conducts client and caregiver satisfaction surveys for private-duty home care agencies, Best of Home Care can help you locate a trusted home care provider in your area.

Home Care Association of America
Members of the Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) subscribe to high ethical standards and are committed to ongoing education. Click here to find a member agency in your community.

Maryland-National Capital Homecare Association
The trade association for the home care sector in Maryland, MNCHA represents both non-profit and for-profit health care providers in Maryland and D.C, including Medicare-certified home health agencies, home medical equipment providers, and private-duty agencies and registries. Click here to find a member agency in the local area.

Other resources:

National Council on Aging
NCOA offers programs to give older adults the knowledge and tools to prevent falls, manage chronic conditions, and improve their lives.

American Association of Retired Persons provides resources and advice on finances, travel, health, and technology.

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
N4A’s primary mission is to build the capacity of its members to help older persons and persons with disabilities live with dignity and choices in their homes and communities for as long as possible.

An educational web center to promote interaction between the public and healthcare professionals.

Administration for Community Living
The mission of AoA is to develop a comprehensive, coordinated and cost-effective system of home and community-based services that helps elderly individuals maintain their health and independence in their homes and communities.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC works with states, communities, and other partners to support public health interventions that are designed to promote and preserve the health of older adults. This page leads to a wealth of information on healthy aging.

What will Medicare cost you? Find out about the premiums for Parts A, B, C, D (and what those letters mean) at the official U.S. government site for Medicare.

This awareness group educates the public about drug and health issues affecting the elderly, provides seniors with information on dangerous medications, and offers resources to help whose who have been injured by medications and faulty medical devices and implants. The website includes information on lawsuits related to hip replacementsand advice on nursing home abuse.

Information about diseases affecting the elderly:

The Alzheimer’s Association
The leading, global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care and support, and the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer research. The Alzheimer’s Association works on a global, national and local level to enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and related dementias.

American Diabetes Association
More than 29 million Americans have diabetes, and the number seems to be rising. Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States. This web site offers information on lowering your risk of diabetes, as well as statistics, meal planning guides, and  support groups for those affected by the disease.

Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that develops in the protective lining around the lungs, abdomen, and heart. It is caused by exposure to asbestos and can take 20-50 years to develop. This web site offers facts and statistics about the disease, as well as treatment options and other resources.

National Parkinson Foundation
If you or someone you know has Parkinson’s disease you are not alone.  In the United States, 50,000 to 60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year, adding to the one million people who currently have the disease. This web site has useful information for patients, caregivers, and professionals regarding this prevalent disease.

Caregiver Stress
Caring for an aging loved one can increase the risk of disease in a family caregiver. This site offers humor and practical resources designed to help caregivers care for themselves while caring for an elderly family member.