Disabilities

Services Provided: 

The Center is a 24-hour, seven day a week residential treatment facility, offering treatment to adults ages 18 and over suffering from chemical dependency and co-occurring disorders. The Center provides a wide variety of services for residents of the Eastern Shore, including Crisis Intervention, Crisis Residential Treatment, Detox, and General Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services.

410-778-7054
300 Scheeler Road
Chestertown, MD 21620
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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.

410-479-8055
403 South Seventh Street Rm 262
Denton, MD 21629
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This service permits businesses, State and local governments, or others to call and ask questions about general or specific ADA requirements, including asking questions about the ADA Standards for Accessible Design.

1-800-514-0301
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Arundel Lodge provides services for Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals who seek community behavioral health treatment. We employ sign language interpreters to facilitate communication with hearing staff members and other community providers, and staff members who are themselves deaf and/or are knowledgeable about the needs of Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals communicate using American Sign Language (ASL). Through these services, Arundel Lodge makes programs accessible to Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals to support their recovery. Programs include: supported employment, day program, residential services, outpatient mental health clinic, first step recovery, health home, peer support, supportive living, and teletherapy videoconferencing.

443-433-5900, video phone 443-569-6947
2600 Solomons Island Road
Edgewater, MD 21037
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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.

410-634-2112
14299 Benedictine Lane
Ridgely, MD 21660
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Healthcare services include: Audiology, Coumadin Clinic, Hearing Aid Fitting, Medication Management, Mental Health, Primary Care, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Post Traumatic Stress, Pulmonary, Social Work, Telemental Health, Tele-retinal Imaging, Urology, Vet Center, Women's Health

410-228-6243
830 Chesapeake Drive
Cambridge, MD 21613
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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.

Contact: 
Kelly E. Callahan, CEO
410-634-2102
P.O. Box 460
Ridgely, MD 21660
Services Provided: 

Resources and referrals for families with children with intensive behavioral health needs.

Contact: 
Kat Stork
410-479-4446
c/o Caroline Human Services Council, Inc
317 Carter Ave., Suite 101
Denton, MD 21629
Services Provided: 

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.

Contact: 
Malkia Johnson, LCSW-C Community Liaison Director
410-822-4619
508 Kerr Avenue
Denton, MD 21629
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Benefits: 1-800-827-1000
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