Disabilities

Community for Life

410-544-4800

Maryland Community for Life is an innovative program developed by the Maryland Department of Aging to support older adults as they age at home. The Community for Life program provides grants to non-profits that commit to deliver a package of services that make it comfortable and convenient to age at home to Marylanders over the age of 60.​ The program’s services are designed to prevent the predictable challenges of aging that can require admittance into a high level of care facility, such as a nursing home or assisted living facility. 

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Home Maintenance : As part of Community for life home maintenance service, individuals are entitled to an initial home safety assessment, home repair services, and a list of vetted contractors and assistance with contract review for major repairs.

Service Navigation: Each Maryland Community for Life program is required to hire and train a local service navigator. The training to become a service navigator is extensive and has been designed specifically for the Maryland Community for Life program by the Center for the Study of Aging at McDaniel College. Service navigators are experts on all programs and services for older adults in their area. Service navigators can provide advice on topics ranging from local events to fraud prevention. 

​Transportation: Each Maryland CFL offers a fixed amount of transportation each month. These transportation services allow older adults to complete tasks such as food shopping, errands, and attend medical appointments. Additionally, transportation services provide older adults with access to community, cultural, and family events. 

Gables at Caroline

888-857-0838

701 South 5th Street, Denton, MD 21629

To provide quality assisted living care in a home-like atmosphere that promotes the physical and emotional well-being of our residents.

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Service

Gables At Caroline provides a number of living solutions. Our senior residents can find the right fit for them. Located in Denton, Our community is accessible to all the local shopping, restaurants, and outdoor activities available in Denton. Hospitals, physicians, and rehabilitation centers can all be reached in a short drive.Our community fosters an environment that embraces our residents and their families with an atmosphere of belonging. We value the caregivers involvement in the lives of our residents. Our staff is available to families for support and answer any questions they may have. We provide a friendly home with a variety of options for suites so every resident can express themselves and make it home.There are numerous styles of private and semi-private senior living residences available here. Residences have living room, bathrooms, and activities areas. Members of our staff are extensively trained to care for senior residents and everything they need. We continually strive to assist our residents for the highest quality of life we can provide for them.

Upper Shore Aging

410-479-2535

410-479-1879

Upper Shore Aging Housing Corporation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the provision of decent, safe and affordable housing for Senior Citizens in the upper five Counties of Maryland’s Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay.

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Service

Two Senior Centers in Caroline County provide a pleasant environment where older adults can socialize and participate in group activities, including recreation; education; physical fitness; arts and crafts; holiday events and fun and games. Both Senior Centers have computers with Internet access.Senior information and assistance. Senior Care. Legal assistance, Housing. Public Guardianship.

Eligibility

Individuals must be 62 years of age, disabled or handicapped adult. Income from all sources must not exceed the Federally established income eligibility guidelines for the county where each project is located. Call the agency for an application.

Hours of Operation

Mon.-Fri. 8 AM-3 PM

Areas Served

Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne, Talbot, and Caroline Counties.

Caroline Center, Inc.

410-634-2102

410-634-2653

P.O. Box 460, Ridgely, MD 21660

To inspire individuals.

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Service

Caroline Center’s mission is to provide opportunities that inspire. CCI offers supports to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities determined through choice, with a focus on the encouragement of natural relationships to result in genuine community integration. Locations of supports vary from licensed homes, to independently owned/leased homes, local neighborhoods and day habilitation with hours determined by the needs of the person(s) being supported.

Benedictine School & Adult Services

410-634-2112

410-634-2640

14299 Benedictine Lane, Ridgely, MD 21660

Helping children and adults with developmental disabilities achieve their greatest potential.

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Service

The Benedictine School is a year round day and residential school which provides individualized programming with a high staff to student ratio and a multidisciplinary approach. The Adult Program, for ages 21 and over, provides residential and vocational support services and is open all year.

Eligibility

The Benedictine School is for ages 5-21 living with intellectual disabilities, multiple disabilities, and autism. For the Adult Services program, one has to be age 21 or over and have developmental disabilities.

Adult Evaluation and Review Services (AERS) of Caroline County

410-479-8055

410-479-4912

403 South Seventh Street Rm 262, Denton, MD 21629

To help individuals with functional impairments to maintain the highest possible level of independence and well-being suited to their needs at home.

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Service

An AERS Nurse or Social Worker can visit a vulnerable person in their home to complete an assessment of their health and overall situation to determine that person’s eligibility for certain programs and services.As part of an AERS assessment, a resource list is shared with the client and referrals might be made for local case management, Medical Adult Day Care (MADC), or other services and supports as eligible. (Please note that some of these programs may have a “wait list.”) AERS representatives can re-assess the client each year or when there is a significant change in the client’s situation which might affect the type of services they need (client or family can call to request another evaluation as needed).AERS also conducts the assessment that helps to determine an individual’s eligibility for Community First Choice (CFC). CFC is a program that provides personal care support for individuals based on their needs and eligibility (CFC is only available to those who receive straight Medical Assistance – not SLMB or QMB) – AERS completes the initial assessment for CFC and it is then determined if the person will receive a “level of care” for this type of assistance. CFC assists chronically ill, frail elderly, or disabled people to remain in their own home by providing personal care assistance for activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, eating and so on. For those who are approved for the program, personal care services are provided by an approved Agency Provider who is supervised by a nurse monitor. Personal Care Providers are not hired or employed through the AERS office.Referrals for AERS assessments may come from any source (self, family, physicians, MADC, VA, etc.). The program is voluntary (when a referral is made, the person has the right to accept the offer for an evaluation or to decline). Assessments are provided at no cost to the client or family.Contact the AERS office at 410-479-8055 to determine if an AERS assessment could benefit you or someone you know. When making a referral, please try to have as much information as possible so that we can determine if the person is eligible for services (name, address, phone number, contact info for the person’s Power of Attorney or other involved support person, date of birth and social security number if those are known, and the reason for your referral). We will then contact the client to tell them about AERS and offer an evaluation in order to tell them about programs and services that might make sense for them in their individual situation.

Hours of Operation

Mon – Fri 8-4:30

Fees

There is no charge for this service.

Areas Served

Caroline County

Channel Marker, Inc.

410-822-4619

410-820-0124

508 Kerr Avenue, Denton, MD 21629

To provide prevention and support services to individuals, their families, and the community to maximize the mental health potential of all.

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Service

Adult program includes site and community based psychiatric rehabilitation services, supported employment, residential, and special support and assistance for those suffering from mental illness as the primary diagnosis. The Youth Program offers community based psychiatric rehabilitative services. Services are offered year round through after school and summer programming. Incorporated in the structured schedule are activities that encourage the youth to develop skills for working in groups and in peer relationships. A referral from a mental health provider is required. We have access to a language line as needed to assist with intakes and paperwork. We also have one staff member who can speak Haitian-Creole in the Youth program.

Eligibility

Primary diagnosis of mental illness.

Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

Fees

Vary according to program. Medical assistance accepted.

Areas Served

Caroline County, Talbot and Dorchester Counties

Ages Served

School-Aged Youth 5-18 & Adults 18+

DORS – Division of Rehabilitation Services

410-770-4646 or 1-800-586-3824

410-819-6840

8737 Brooks Drive, Suite 106, Easton, MD 21629

Promotes the employment, economic self-sufficiency, and independence of individuals with disabilities.

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Service

Offers a broad spectrum of support to disabled students and adults, ranging from equipment to vocational training. Can assist with vehicle adaptations to customers based on eligibility and financial need. We also provide independent living services for vision disabled adults over 55.

Eligibility

Must have a physical or mental impairment that keeps him or her from working. The person must also need vocational rehabilitation services in order to keep employment, and must be able to benefit from services.

Hours of Operation

M-F 8AM-5PM

Fees

Sliding scale based on family income for purchase of goods. No fee for services only.

Areas Served

Caroline, Dorchester & Talbot Counties

Ages Served

High School Students and Adults

Family Support Services for Special Education- Caroline County Public Schools

410-479-3609

410-479-4204

To provide the skills and knowledge that will enable families of children and youth with disabilities and professionals to function as equal partners in the educational decision making process and to assist families in accessing services for their children.

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Service

This is a resource center for families and schools serving families and educators of children with disabilities in Caroline County. Services include special education resources, information and referral, assistance with the I.E.P., seminars and workshops, consultation, lending library, newsletter, information about local, state, and national parent organizations, facilitation of parent and children’s support groups. There is a Mom’s Mornings Together support group for moms with children with disabilities. The children are invited, it meets the last Monday of the month at 10:00am at Denton Elementary School, Portable #2. Periodically offers Sibshops programs. These programs target siblings of special needs children and celebrates the contributions they make toward their disabled sibling.

Eligibility

Families and Educators of children with disabilities, birth – 21, in Caroline County.

Hours of Operation

Mon – Thurs 8am – 4:30pm

Areas Served

Caroline County

Fairhaven Manor I & II

1-410-754-3466

410-754-8470

P.O. Box 499, Denton, MD 21629

Both Fairhaven Manor I & II are single bedroom apartments designed for the elderly, disabled, and handicapped. Rent is based on income. You must provide proof of your income and disability.

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Hours of Operation

Mon.-Fri. 8 AM-4:30 PM