Health

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. 

Active Recovery Center of Hope (ARC), Caroline County

(410) 754-4299

A community partnership dedicated to fighting the Opioid crisis among minority groups here in Caroline County, MD.

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The goal of the ARC of Hope is that we will help connect those who are suffering from substance abuse disorders in our minority communities with medical professionals who can diagnose and treat the addiction process. Our Peer Support Specialists will be available to help those navigating the path of freedom from opioids in both English and Creole. Caroline County, hope is on it’s way…the ARC is coming!

Visiting Angels

443-746-0494

443-552-0948

To help seniors who need a helping hand.

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Service

Personal care, hygiene assistance, light housekeeping, meal preparation, running errands, and general companionship.

Fees

We have a variety of package options – arrange for your free in-home assessment to hear all about them.

Areas Served

Queen Anne, Talbot, Caroline, Dorchester, Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset counties

Choptank Community Health System, Inc.

410-479-4306

410-479-1714

P.O. Box 660, Denton, MD 21629

Choptank Community Health Systems, Inc. is a private, non-profit community health center providing a full range of primary medical, dental, and behavioral health services in Caroline, Dorchester and Talbot Counties. CCHS is a participating provider with most major insurance companies and HMO’s and provides a reduced fee schedule for people who are uninsured or underinsured, based on financial need.

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Service

CCHS offers comprehensive family practice internal medicine, pediatrics, family dental care, women’s health, and behavioral health services through its 5 Medical and 4 Dental Centers on the Mid-Shore. The Migrant Health Project provides outreach services to meet the special needs of the migrant population. School-Based health services are provided in 9 Caroline County schools and 4 Talbot County schools. Oral health services are also available through School-Based programs in all three Counties. Spanish speaking staff available. Detailed information on Center Locations, hours and services offered is available at www.choptankhealth.org

Fees

CCHS is a participating provider with most major insurance companies and HMO’s and provides a reduced fee schedule for people who are uninsured or underinsured, based on financial need.

Areas Served

Caroline, Dorchester and Talbot Counties

Ages Served

All ages

Priority Partners Community Health Advocate Program

1-800-654-9728

6704 Curtis Court, Glen Burnie, MD 21060

Priority Partners’ Community Health Advocate Program offers no cost educational health presentations and materials to low and moderate income individuals and families. Workshops and classes give participants the opportunity to learn about a variety of medical conditions and provide valuable preventative health information.

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Service

Community health advocate presentations cover key health topics like pregnancy, diabetes, smoking cessation, asthma, immunizations, nutrition and obesity, and heart health. Notable topics like “What to do When Your Child is Sick” and “ask Me Three”, a national prize winning program on how to be your own health advocate, are also offered along with many more topics focused on encouraging healthy behaviors and improving health. There is no cost for the presentations and participants walk away equipped with valuable information and fun give-a-ways. Community health advocates are also available to participate in local health fairs and community events.

Fees

None

Areas Served

Kent, Queen Anne, Talbot, and Caroline Counties

Sante Eastern Shore Mobile Crisis Team

888-407-8018

For help with people in crisis, mental health issues, substance abuse, intellectual disabilities.

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Service

Crisis interventions, assessments & referrals; emergency petitions; anyone in crisis, i.e. situational crises; individuals with suicidal thoughts and/or plans; individuals with psychosis and/or delusions; family and marital conflicts; child/teen/elder issues; domestic violence; substance abuse; intellectual disabilities; links to mental health and substance abuse services; family education. Can’t provide service for transportation in MCT vehicles, or shelter assistance for homeless persons without a mental illness.

Hours of Operation

Operate 24/7/365 or as needed | Hotline Always Available

Areas Served

All 9 Counties of the Eastern Shore

Home Instead Senior Care

410-822-1230

8626 Brooks Dr. Unit 202, Easton, MD 21601

To us, it’s personal. If you’re looking for extraordinary in-home senior care and companionship, You’ve come to the right place. Call now to see how Home Instead of Easton, MD can help your loved one live independently at home.

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Service

Home Instead Senior Care located in Easton, MD provides a complete range of in-home care services for seniors (companionship care, home helper care, respite care, personal care, Alzheimer’s care, sleepover services) for Maryland’s mid-Eastern shore region along the East side of Chesapeake Bay. This includes the Maryland counties of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot. Our homecare services for elders are provided by CAREGivers that are fully screened, trained, bonded and insured, and each is committed to providing seniors the highest quality of life in the safety and comfort of their own home.

Maryland Relay

410-767-6960

To ensure those who are Deaf, Deaf/Blind, Hard of Hearing or late deafened or have limited mobility, vision loss, speech difficulty or cognitive difficulties are provided with accommodations that allow for effective and accurate communication.

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Service

Maryland Relay provides free Relay services to all who have difficulty using a standard telephone to either make or receive phone calls. Additionally, through the Maryland Accessible Telecommunications program, qualified Maryland residents can receive State-provided telecommunications devices.

Maryland Heroin Awareness Advocate, Eastern Shore Chapter (MHAA)

301-471-1830

We are an organization fighting heroin addiction, consisting of family members with lived experience who advocate, raise awareness and support those suffering with substance use disorder. We complete our mission by collaborating with other advocates, state and local leaders/officials to create policies, initiate prevention practices along with education and promoting quality treatment through a continuum of care, including recovery services.

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Maryland Board of Physicians

Local: 410.764.4777 Toll-Free: 1.800.492.6836

410.358.2252

4201 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215

The Maryland Board of Physicians (the “Board”) is an agency of the state with the authority to license physicians and other health care providers such as physician assistants, radiographers, radiation therapists, radiologist assistants, nuclear medicine technologists, respiratory care practitioners, psychiatrist assistants (renewals only), polysomnographic technologists, athletic trainers, and naturopathic doctors to practice in Maryland, and to discipline licensees who violate the Maryland Medical Practice Act.In addition to establishing qualifications for licensure, the Board is responsible for investigating complaints against licensees and for taking action against the license of those who fail to maintain Maryland’s high standards of medical care delivery or who break the laws governing licensure.

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