Welcome! The Maryland Department of Aging (MDoA) and the statewide network of 19 Area Agencies on Aging assist older Marylanders with a range of services and sources of information. MDoA administers state and federal programs, many of which are significantly lower in cost than nursing home placement. Choose a program listed to the left and click on its name to obtain helpful information. The list below includes a brief description of each MDoA program.
Information and Empowerment
Educates older adults and their caregivers about the various forms of abuse, how to prevent abuse, and what to do if someone becomes a victim of a crime.
Provides information about the financial exploitation of older and vulnerable adults, including how to educate seniors and caregivers about financial abuse prevention.
Learn the top scams targeting older adults, how to prevent scams and fraud, know the signs and risk factors, and how to report scams and fraud.
Offers information, referral, assistance, and options counseling for older adults, individuals with disabilities, caregivers, and families who need telephone numbers, help with learning about aging services in the community, and scheduling options counseling for long term services.
Provides free durable medical equipment to Marylanders of all ages and abilities. Donations are accepted. All equipment is sanitized, repaired, and re-distributed with the highest standards with regards to safety.
Receive a daily automated call to verify your well-being, at a time scheduled at your convenience. Registration is free to Maryland residents 65 years of age and older.
Increases Medicare beneficiary awareness of health insurance misuse and fraud. Educates beneficiaries how to protect Medicare and other health cards from fraudulent activities. Uses trained volunteers to accomplish program goals.
Provides unbiased confidential counseling and assistance for older adults on Medicare and support with health insurance options, including savings of out of pocket costs for Medicare, health insurance and prescriptions. Uses trained volunteers to accomplish goals.
Community Wellness, Nutrition and Activities
Promotes health and wellness through exercise, chronic disease self-management, and classes to improve health practices.
Provides home delivered meals, meals in community settings, and nutritional counseling for older adults.
Community hubs (in-person and virtual) for gathering, exercise, nutrition, games, hobbies, health promotion activities, education, and Medicare counseling, providing a vital link for older adults to take charge of their health and stay involved in their communities.
Get connected to the community virtually with resources to help access and use the Internet, programs and resources to socially engage and reduce social isolation, and platforms to manage mental and behavioral health through telehealth usage.
Long Term Services and Supports
Provides a membership package of supports to help older adults living independently in their own homes.
Offers help with activities of daily living in apartment buildings of low and moderate income older residents.
The Department regulates CCRCs, which offer older adults various levels of housing and care without leaving the community campus as health needs change over time.
Information, referral, counseling and respite services for caregivers of older adults and grandparents raising grandchildren.
A monthly subsidy for residents of licensed assisted living facilities who meet the eligibility criteria.
Provides coordinated, community-based, in-home services, equipment, and medical supplies to maintain independent community living for those who meet the eligibility criteria.
Elder Rights Protections
Friendly visits and advocacy to promote quality care and protect the rights of residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Uses trained volunteers to accomplish goals. Click here for the Skilled Nursing Facilities Vaccination Dashboard.