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Seniors' Health/Geriatrics

Adult Care Service, Inc.:  Hancock 301-678-6777; Hagerstown 301-714-2273.

Adult Protective Services:  Department of Social Services, Washington County:  Serves persons over 18 who lack the physical or mental capacity to provide for their daily needs.  The program prevents or remedies neglect, self-neglect, abuse or exploitation of adults and provides professional services to protect the health, safety, and welfare of endangered, vulnerable adults.

Adult Protective Services & Elderly Abuse Hotline:  1-800-917-7383

Alzheimer's Association, Western Maryland Chapter: The Western Maryland Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association provides services and programs in Frederick, Washington, Allegany and Garrett Counties in Maryland through staff in its corporate office in Frederick and branch office in Hagerstown. The range of Chapter activities includes patient and family caregiver support, provider education and public policy.

American Senior Safety Agency:  Toll free:  888-473-2800,  Offers 24-hour emergency medical monitoring.

Geriatric Evaluation Services:  Washington County:  301-791-3200.  GES provides assistance to aged and functionally disabled adults whoa re at risk of institutionalization.  GES staff conduct a comprehensive evaluation to identify services available to help the individual remain in the community, or in the least restrictive environment.  This allows for individual functioning at the highest possible level of independence and personal wellbeing.

Hospice Network of Maryland:  This website is designed to provide easy access to information about the organization, about hospice care in the State of Maryland and surrounding jurisdictions, and general information about the philosophy of hospice care. 

Maryland Office on Aging:  Toll free:  1-800-243-3425 or 1-800-AGE-DIAL.

Senior Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program:  This service through the Maryland Office on Aging provides assistance with Medicare related questions and problems and assists with other senior health insurance issues including long-term care insurance.

Senior Legal Assistance:  Washington County: 

Washington County Commission on Aging:  Hagerstown:  301-790-0275.

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Last updated:  08-02-01