A program meant to provide services that help Maryland residents 65 and older stay at home longer and prevent the need for higher levels of health care was announced by the state's Department of Aging Tuesday.
The Maryland Community Life Program is a membership-based initiative aimed at keeping older residents of all income levels in their homes for as long as possible. A non-profit provider will operate within the fixed geographic boundaries of each Maryland Community for Life. Those providers must show an ability to provide a minimum level of services, including home maintenance transportation and a service navigator to connect members to needed services. Membership fees and non-profit contributions will cover operating costs.
Currently there are four Maryland Communities of Life enrolling and serving members, with more on the way. Those areas are:
- Maryland Community for Life – Broadmead Community Services
- Maryland Community for Life – Keswick Community Health
- Maryland Community for Life – Ocean Pines
- Maryland Community for Life – Talbot
To learn more, visit the Department of Aging's website.