- The Enterprise
- The Recorder
Marion Schoen of the Charles County Department of Social Services, adult services department spoke about service programs available to the adults of Charles County during the April 26 Senior Pioneer Luncheon at the Bannister Neighborhood Center.
Among the programs are Social Services to Adults, a case management program, and its companion program for people 65 and older, Senior Care.
Senior Care is a joint venture with the office on aging and the health department and offers a one-stop shop for seniors who want to be registered and gain access assistance from the three organizations with one application.
In Home Aide Service is a hands-on program offering certified nursing assistants to help with bathing and dressing to help enable a frail person to remain independent in the community, according to a news release.
Adult Protective Service was explained to encourage citizen to call Social Services whenever they suspect or are concerned about an adult being abused or neglecting his own needs.
Schoen assured the group that all reports are confidential and that, should seniors have concerns, people will “let the professionals check it out” rather than ignore the situation, the release states.
The presentation touched on some of the programs that may ease the financial burden for disabled people or elders, such as the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary program, which helps with Medicare costs.