Senior Living, Aging, Retirement and Caregiver Resources in Maryland
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Access Listings of all senior housing options in the State of Maryland
- Active Adult Communities
- Retirement Communities / Continuing Care Retirement Communities
- Independent Living Communities
- Assisted Living Communities
- Nursing and Rehabilitation /Nursing Homes
Access Listings to Home Care in Senior Resources serving the State of Maryland
- Home Care - Skilled, Live-in, Companion Care, etc.
- Aging in Place – Remodeling, Transportation for Seniors, Adult Day Care, etc.
- Decision Making – Geriatric Care Management, etc.
- Money & Legal – Elder Law, Estate Planning, Daily Money Management, etc.
- Moving & Downsizing – Senior Move Management, Senior Real Estate Specialists, etc.
- Health – Audiology, Hearing Loss, Low Vision, Physicians, etc.
Facts about Aging in Maryland
- The number of older Marylanders is increasing. Of the 5.3 million people in Maryland in 2000, 15 % (801,036) were over the age of 60. The percentage is expected to increase to 25% of Maryland’s projected population of 6.7 million by the year 2030. See Table 1 for further information on the growth of the 60+ population.
- The number of individuals over the age of 85 continues to grow rapidly. This cohort will grow in number, statewide, from 66,902 in 2000 to 164,695 by the year 2030.
- In 2000, 67.4% of those 60+ resided in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties and Baltimore City. By 2030 this percentage is projected to decline to 61.5%, while the 60+ population in the “newer” suburban jurisdictions of Carroll, Harford, Howard, etc. is projected to increase.
- Marylanders aged 60 and over, with functional disabilities related to mobility or personal care, who are living in the community, accounted for 237,004, over 19% of the total number of elderly Marylanders, in 2000.
- Low income older individuals are concentrated in the Baltimore Metropolitan area, with smaller numbers of older, poorer individuals residing in western Maryland and on the Eastern Shore. In 2000, 63,978 older Marylanders lived in poverty as defined by the federal poverty guidelines.
- Of the State’s aged 60+ minority population in 2000, 32.3% lived in Baltimore City, with 15.7% in Montgomery County and 24.4% in Prince George’s County. Of the population of older minority Marylanders who are 85+, 35% lived in Baltimore City in 2000. See Table 2 for further information.
Sources: Maryland Department on Aging and the U.S. Census, 2000; MD Department of Planning, Population Projections – revised 9/2005.
About the Maryland Department of Aging
The Department of Aging protects the rights and quality of life of older persons in Maryland. To meet the needs of senior citizens, the Department administers programs throughout the State, primarily through local “area agencies” on aging. Area agencies administer State and federal funds for local senior citizen programs. These programs include advocacy services, health education, housing, information and referral, in-home services, and nutrition (Maryland Annotated Code Human Services Article, secs. 10-201 through 10-214).
The Department monitors and provides technical assistance to a network of nineteen area agencies on aging that serve all counties and Baltimore City. Grants of federal and State funds for local programs to serve the elderly are provided by the federal Older Americans Act (Title III), the federal Food and Agriculture Act (sec. 700), and State general funds. Area agencies also receive local funds, private donations, and contributions from program participants.
The Department of Aging works through five divisions: Budget and Fiscal Services; Client and Community Services; Continuing Care; Housing Services; and Program Development. The Department is aided by the Commission on Aging and the Financial Review Committee.
Non-Profit and Government Resources for Seniors, Caregivers and Professionals serving the State of Maryland
- AARP Maryland
- Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
- Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Maryland Chapter
- United Seniors of Maryland
Links to Maryland City Pages for Senior Living Resources