Maryland does pay for in-home care through the Community Personal Assistance Services program. This program provides care to individuals who are in need of assistance with tasks that are considered ‘activities of daily living.’ Other programs exist as well including the Community First Choice program, the Community Options Waiver and the Home and Community Based Services Waiver, each providing an opportunity for an individual to receive in-home care. 

What Type of Services Does In-Home Care Provide?

In Maryland, in-home care provides a number of services, including bathing and grooming, support planning and nurse supervision. In-home care is designed to provide as many services as possible in the home of the individual, allowing them to remain at home for a longer period of time. 

The Community First Choice program provides in-home services and is typically offered directly in-home. However, with a waiver, residents of assisted living communities may also qualify for this program. Other assistance programs exist that could help with medical costs as well.  

Who Qualifies for In-Home Care Provided by the State of Maryland?

Those who qualify for Medicaid are eligible for in-home care provided by the state of Maryland. These include seniors who are over the age of 65 and those who qualify as a result of a covered disability. Anyone who has received a notice from their doctor stating that they need full-time care may be eligible for in-home care, even if the government and Medicaid are not paying for them.

These types of care can be paid for by the individual if they have the means to do so. However, in most cases, these services are paid for at least in part by Medicare and/or Medicaid or a health insurance company.