What Is Senior Center PLUS?

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Senior Center Plus is a program of structured group activities and enhanced socialization, which is designed to have a positive impact on physically frail, or cognitively impaired individuals. The services available at a Senior Center Plus site are recreational activities, and socialization, in accordance with the care plan developed for each participant.

Appropriate meals and snacks are served to participants in a dining area accessible to persons with disabilities. The level of personal support is less intensive than medical adult day care, yet the eight participant to one staff ratio is greater than the staffing ratio of community senior centers.

The daily fee schedule is determined by the Senior Center Plus provider based on the facility’s operating budget. A sliding fee scale is used and a limited number of scholarships are available. Respite fees are paid by family, participants, caregivers, Veterans’ Group Home operators, and assisted living providers. This service is eligible for Medicaid reimbursement via the Maryland Medicaid Waiver.

There are currently 43 Senior Center PLUS sites in Maryland. For more information, contact 1-800-AGE-DIAL.

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