Senior Care & Personal Care Programs

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Senior Care Program


The Senior Care Program is designed to help frail, health impaired, older persons locate and select the services that can help them continue to live in their homes and stay in the community. This program is offered by the Department of Social Services.

Application Process


An evaluation of needs is done in the home by a qualified staff person or team. After the needed services are identified, a case manager will help locate and arrange for the services and ensure the individual receives the needed services at the right time. Such persons may be eligible for gap filling service dollars if they meet established financial standards and other eligibility criteria. There is no cost for the individual.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 65 years of age or older
  • Be medically at risk of institutionalization
  • Be moderately or severely disabled
  • Live in Frederick County
  • Need assistance with several daily activities such as bathing or meal preparation

Personal Care Program


The Personal Care Program provides in-home aide services to individuals 60 years or older who require assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, and meal preparation. In-home aides may also provide chore or homemaker services, as well.

2018 Client Survey


It is our goal to serve our clients with excellence and we want to hear from you about your experience with the Department. Your feedback will enable us to continue to enhance our services and better respond to your needs.
If you have contacted the Department of Aging or used a Department of Aging service in 2018, please take a moment to complete this survey.

Contact Us


  1. Ray Brown
    Adult Services Supervisor
    Email

    Department of Social Services
    1888 North Market Street
    Frederick, MD 21701

    Ph: 301-600-2635