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For Immediate Release: May 16, 2011

Contact Person: Diane Lee, PIO, 301-334-7730

Garrett County Health Department
Adult Evaluation & Review Services

Adult Evaluation & Review Services (AERS) is a free program for Garrett County residents age 18 and older. AERS core staff includes a registered nurse and a licensed social worker who will develop a plan of care involving the client and family. The evaluations are conducted in the home or at another location as requested.

AERS staff evaluates service eligibility such as:

•  Nutrition Referrals: to home delivered meals or consults regarding nutrition

•  Medication Assistance: Counseling and referral regarding Medbank, and other medication programs

•  Transportation referrals for special transportation funds (ACS) or counseling about GTS services

•  Referrals for medical equipment needs

•  Referrals and counseling regarding Medical Day Care

•  In-home Aide Service (non medical): In Home Care Provider list maintained by AERS and information on private options

•  Nursing Home Transitioning: assisting in the process and referrals to the nursing home of your choice

•  Counseling and referrals regarding housing options.

•  Referrals for respite options

•  Counseling about Social Security benefits and/or Medicaid application and assistance with the process

•  Other referrals as requested

For more information about our program contact us by phone Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 301-334-7740 or 301-895-3111 or by fax anytime at 301-334-7751. The Health Department website is www.garretthealth.org . Our office maintains an answering machine for after hour calls.

 

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