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Senior Health Services



The Howard County Health Department provides evaluation and personal care monitoring services to Howard County residents. Programs include:

AERS Overview

Adult Evaluation and Review Services serves adults needing assistance and support and all persons being considered for community placements, nursing homes or for medical assistance funded personal care. Licensed Clinical Social Workers and Registered Nurses keep county residents in the safest and least restrictive environment while fostering independence and personal well being. Services are free of charge.


  • On-site (home, hospital, nursing home, etc.) evaluation of county residents seeking help with long term care planning.
  • Evaluation of any adult county resident at risk of institutionalization.
  • Guidance to families and linkages with on-going community services.

Personal Care Program Overview

The Medical Assistance Personal Care Program (MAPC) provides personal care services to medical assistance recipients that have a chronic illness, medical condition, or disability that prevents or impairs the accomplishment of normal daily living activities and requires ongoing medical supervision for an indefinite period.

We are proud to have a close working relationship with the Office on Aging. Howard County’s Office on Aging, a division of the Department of Citizen Services, offers a wide range of programs and services for county residents. 

For more information, you can call Maryland Access Point at 410-313-5980 or visit the Office on Aging website (CLICK HERE).  For more information about AERS and MAPC please call 410-313-6541 or 410-313-6437.  Additional questions may be directed by e-mail to askhealth@howardcountymd.gov