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Adult Evaluation & Review Services

Working together for a healthier tomorrow!
Jennifer Lee-Steckman

Jennifer Lee-Steckman

Director of Personal Health


Oakland Location:
1025 Memorial Drive
Oakland, MD 21550
Phone: 301-334-7770
FAX: 301-334-7771

Grantsville Location:
28 Hershberger Lane
Grantsville, MD 21536
Phone: 301-895-5355
FAX: 301-746-4216

Hours of Operation:
Mon. – Fri. 8:00am – 5:00pm

Adult Evaluation & Review Services

Phone: 301-334-7740 | Fax: 301-334-7746

Adult Evaluation & Review Services (AERS) is a free program for Garrett County residents age 18 and older.

AERS evaluations are conducted in the home or other location as requested. Our team consists of a registered nurse and licensed social worker who will develop a plan of care involving the client and family. The AERS team works with multiple agencies to provide a comprehensive evaluation and referral for individuals assessed.

AERS provides a comprehensive evaluation and refers clients to programs such as:

  • In Home Delivered Meals
  • Garrett County MedBank Program – assistance with prescriptions
  • Skilled Home Health Services
  • Hospice
  • Out Patient Psychiatric Counseling/Day programs, Garrett County Lighthouse
  • Respite services through Department of Social Services, National Family Caregiver, or the Alzheimer’s Association – to give caregivers a break
  • Alzheimer’s Association Education program
  • Energy Assistance Applications for home bound clients
  • Senior Care Personal Care and Chore programs from Area Agency on Aging
  • Chore Services from Department of Social Services
  • Veterans Administration
  • Joint visits with Adult Protective Services
  • Christian Crossing referrals for assistance with medications expenses, dentures, etc.
  • Garrett Regional Cancer Center for assistance with gas cards, Ensure for cancer patients, Cindy’s Fund
  • Department of Social Services Adult Services program for assistance with heating, transportation, etc.
  • In Home Care Agency Provider Listing
  • Maryland Medical Assistance enrollment
  • Medicaid Waiver Programs – offers individuals with Medicaid additional services to allow them to stay in their home
  • Medical Supplies, Equipment, incontinent products/lift chairs
  • Assisted Living/Nursing Home information and admission paperwork if needed
  • Housing/Transportation
  • Information on Personal Emergency Response Units
  • Connect with a Pharmacy for assistance in setting up meds, in cases of poor vision or confusion
  • Dietician/Dental Care/Dentures/Eye Exams/Eyeglasses
  • Older Adults Transition Service (OATS) Counseling – in home visit
  • Smoke alarms/home safety
  • Applying for Social Security Disability
  • Mental Health/Substance Abuse Services

Community First Choice (CFC)

This program is designed to help chronically ill and disabled persons who qualify for Medical Assistance to remain in their homes by providing assistance with some of the simple activities of daily living. Help with feeding, dressing, bathing, toileting, and ambulation.

AERS performs the assessment to obtain a level of care for the Community First Choice program. AERS then makes recommendations for services which the patient needs to stay in their home/remain independent in the community. AERS provides the quality assurance oversight for the residential service agencies providing services for CFC recipients.

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