Dorchester County Health Department

3 Cedar Street | Cambridge, MD 21613 | 410-228-3223; Fax 410-228-9319 | Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Personal Care

The Personal Care Program can provide in-home help for individuals who have a valid Medical Assistance card and who need assistance with:

  • bathing
  • dressing
  • toileting
  • feeding or meal preparation
  • ambulation or transfers

and are under a physician's care for chronic condition. 

For information, please contact Sara O'Neil, RN at 410-228-3223 ext. 159.

Adult Evaluation and Review Services (AERS)

Adult Evaluation and Review Services evaluates persons 18 and older who:

  • are at risk of institutionalization or face disruption of their normal living situation,
  • have chronic medical conditions,
  • need help with activities of daily living like bathing, dressing, meal preparation or mobility,
  • have limited financial means to pay for care/expenses,

in an effort to identify services available to help the individual remain in the community or in the least restrictive environment.

Evaulations are completed for different purposes such as:

  1. Persons 65 and older considered for admission to State psychiatric facilities.
  2. Nursing home residents and potential residents with mental illness and/or mental retardation (PASRR).
  3. Home and community based services waiver clients for:
    • Older Adult Waiver (persons 50 and older)
    • Living at Home-Community Choice Waiver (persons 21-59 years old)
  4. Persons referred or enrolled with Senior Care.
  5. Persons referred for Adult Day Services under the Office of Health Services grant.
  6. Persons considered for nursing facility admission. For a copy of the new BIMS form, click here, and for the new 3871B form, click here.
  7. Others at risk of long term care services or needing community support services.

For more information, please contact Susan Esham, LSWA at 410-228-3223 ext. 104.


3 Cedar Street | Cambridge, MD 21613 | 410-228-3223; Fax 410 228-9319 | Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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