Aging and Disability Services

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 The Aging and Disability Services Division provides community-based supports and services through case management, counseling, information and referral, and advocacy.  The Division seeks to empower and support vulnerable adults and individuals with disabilities in making informed choices regarding community-based programs and services.   This philosophy encourages self determination, promotes aging in place and assists individuals in their decision to live independently. 

Call 410-996-5295 for more information about the following programs:


Public Guardianship

For seniors 65+ lacking sufficient understanding or capacity to make or communicate responsible decisions concerning his person.   A last resort program after all other alternatives are investigated prior to the court granting guardianship.

Community Options Waiver

Provides community services and supports to enable older adults and people with physical disabilities age 18 and over to live in their own homes or assisted living facilities.  

Community First Choice

A program for Medicaid recipients who need support with activities of daily living , such as bathing, grooming, and dressing,  home delivered meals, and assistive technology.

Senior Assisted Living Group Home Subsidy Program

Provides financial assistance  for individuals 65+ living in assisted living facilities.


Advocates, investigates, and educates residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities protecting their rights and enhancing their quality of life.

Senior Care

Provides financial assistance with medications, supplies, and equipment for frail seniors age 65+ at risk of nursing home placement.

The Aging and Disability Resource Center

Offers information, assistance and referral services, advocacy, outreach and an assistive technology resource library.  This division is largely modeled after the national Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) concept by providing augmented information and assistance services to the aging and disability populations.  Statewide, this initiative is known as Maryland Access Point (MAP) and seeks to provide a more coordinated approach to community-based service delivery. Cecil County’s ADRC seeks to break down barriers to service delivery by streamlining the eligibility process for state and federal programs, assisting individuals in the Medicare enrollment process, providing health insurance counseling, training, education and caregiver support and respite services. Visit Maryland Access Point and link to health and support services or call 1-844-MAP-LINK (1-844-627-5465) TTY #711.

Options Counseling

Provides nursing home residents with information about resources available to them in the community after discharge.



Updated Information on the 26th Annual Cecil County Caregiver Conference


As of today, March 13, 2020, the 26th Annual Cecil County Caregiver Conference previously scheduled for Tuesday, April 14, 2020 has been postponed.

The Cecil County CAARE Committee is actively staying up to date on information surrounding the public health of our community. After taking the current public health recommendations from the Federal, Maryland, and Cecil County Government agencies into consideration, the Cecil County CAARE Committee has made the decision to reschedule the 26th Annual Caregiver Conference.

Although there are no confirmed cases of the Covid-19 virus in Cecil County at this time, we believe this decision will help prevent the potential spread of the virus to and focus on upholding the health and wellbeing of our community’s family caregivers, their loved ones and our professional community..

We have rescheduled the 26th Annual Caregiver Conference for Tuesday, October 6, 2020. Please save this date in your calendars, and stay tuned for more information!

Individuals who have already ordered tickets will receive an email with this information, and professionals who have purchased tickets will also receive detailed instructions on receiving a full refund for their tickets by their provided email.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (410) 996-5295 Option 1.

Thank you for your understanding and support at this time,

Best Wishes,

Cecil County CAARE