****The City of Baltimore has numerous ways for seniors to stay involved, participate in classes, and to be plugged-in socially with other local seniors.
For starters, the City of Baltimore has many senior centers in just about every part of town. These Centers provide a common meeting place for senior activities, classes, services and more! The City of Baltimore (CARE) operates and maintains four public senior centers, and also helps to fund 10 other privately owned senior Centers. To see a full list of the senior centers, locations, and phone numbers in Baltimore, please visit the public facilities page here.
Another area where the City of Baltimore is supportive of it's aging population is by providing help and assistance to the caregivers who take care of our local seniors.
Fortunately, since the enactment of the Older Americans Act Amendments of 2000, all states are essentially required to provide, in conjunction with local area agencies on aging and other local services providers, a number of specific services for family caregivers. "The Older Americans Act (and the Legislative Changes to the Senior Community Employment Program) is the major vehicle for the organization
and delivery of supportive
and nutrition services to older persons, authorizing funding for
programs including SCSEP,
Meals on Wheels, elder abuse prevention activities, and a new
National Family Caregiver
The services that are to be provided to caregivers are: 1) Information about available services 2) Helping caregivers to get access to services 3) 'Individual counseling, organization of support groups, and caregiver training to caregivers in making decisions and solving problems relating to their caregiving roles' 4) Supplemental Services that are intended to compliment the care provided by caregivers (on a limited basis) 5) Respite care that offers a break, or temporary
relief to caregivers from their caregiving responsibilities.
Baltimore City Commission on Aging & Retirement Education National Family Caregiver Support Program Mission is the local Baltimore group/program that exists to help implement these requirements and services, and continually works to enhance the quality of life for local caregivers, seniors, and loved ones in the Baltimore metro area.
One of the biggest obstacles, or problems that most states and cities are faced with when it comes to offering services to caregivers is finding and identifying who the caregivers are. Most family caregivers don't 'self-identify' - which means they don't obviously reveal who they are. This usually isn't by choice, since many family members who are taking care of an aging loved one don't realize that they are caregivers, and can be placed in such a category. Essentially, you are a caregiver if you are assisting someone who has any disability or limitation, and cannot do some, or all of the daily tasks, errands, and self-maintenance required
on a day-to-day basis.
Lastly, there are certain eligibility requirements to be able to participate in these programs and services. To learn more about CARE services in Baltimore, eligibility requirements, and helpful caregiving information please visit the city's website here
Another excellent source for information about long term care and assisted living is provided by the Maryland Health Care Commission, and their Consumer Guide to Long Term Care.
This guide provides an in-depth look at assisted living, and how it is defined in Maryland, and the difference between assisted living residents in relation to size, and other factors.
Another very helpful tool is the Assisted Living Services Search that provides some very good information about the 350 assisted living facilities (or residences) within Maryland (including Baltimore) that have more than 9 beds. This search will provide information about rates, inspection results/survey reports that have been done by the Office of Health Care Quality, and more.
The Guide to Long Term Care also explains some of the requirements that assisted living residences in Baltimore and Maryland must undergo - including a Uniform Disclosure Form that details the services and policies of each facility. You will also find information about the Senior Assisted Group Home Subsidy Program which exists to provide state funds for eligible residents who are unable to afford assisted living.
John's Hopkins Alzheimer's Disease Research Center:
"The Johns Hopkins Alzheimer Disease Research Center (ADRC) was established in 1984, with funding from the National Institute on Aging. It is directed by Dr. Donald Price, MD and is located at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore."
Find Assisted Living in Baltimore, Maryland - Certified Senior Care Advisors
Our certified consultants will help to identify your assisted living needs, and help you through every step of the process. Our Advisors have received their Certified Senior Advisor certification to earn their expertise in Baltimore, Maryland. Our service is 100% free to you!
3 Easy Steps In Finding The Best Senior Care In Your Area
Our Senior Care Consultants Will Perform:
Step One- The Assessment/Interview
Identify your loved one’s care needs and preferences
Identify personal preferences/location
Identify hobbies and lifestyle preferences
identify budget preferences
Step Two- “Matching Needs & Preferences”
They will then “match” all the information from Step One and narrow down your options to 3 or 4 pre screened and CarePatrol approved care providers.
Step Three- Tour Our Recommendations
Our Senior Care Consultant can personally bring you to our recommendations for a tour (much like a realtor does) or if you would rather go by youself, we can arrange the details of your tour accordingly.
This page is dedicated to providing a comprehensive, useful and accurate starting point for your research in to Baltmore's many assisted livnig facilities and residential care homes.
One of the main differences you'll find on our page, and site is that (unlike many other senior care sites) we allow our users to contact facilities directly.
* We also include a number of excellent facility video tours on this page!
Additionally, the Maryland Health Care Commission provides an excellent tool that can be used to find information on senior care in the entire state of Maryland, including Baltimore City. The services search tool has two different search parameters: 1) Searching by facility type, such as Assisted Living, Adult Day Care, Home Health, Hospice or Nursing Homes - and then by zip code or county and 2) Search by Location, which allows users to select a county, and then facility type, to find senior care.
For Baltimore City, our search for assisted living provided information on 32 facilities within the Baltimore area ranging from Alzheimer's Care, to Personal Care, with rates per day, ownership information, specific services provided, survey and inspection reports, and more. To use the search tool provided by the Maryland Health Care Commission, please view their Services Search page here. Intro byD. Besnette
Parkville (Baltimore), Maryland - Assisted Living @ The Victorian Inn
Assisted Living At the Victorian Inn Assisted Living, you will receive personalized care based upon your needs. Our caring and licensed Staff includes a registered nurse. Our bed and breakfast atmosphere creates a vacation-like feeling. Our facility is newly furnished and exceptionally clean. Best of all, our rates are one-third less than other facilities offering a similar value.
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We provide assisted living for residents located in Baltimore City. We are licensed for up to level 3 care in a private or semi-private room. We provide a home like atmosphere where our residents are treated like family rather than an institutional setting. We accept all types of payments and our rates our very reasonable.