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Health Services – Adult Evaluation and Review Services (AERS)

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Adult Evaluation and Review Services (AERS) helps disabled adults and frail elderly adults identify services to help them stay living at home. 

Adult Evaluation and Review Services (AERS) is a Maryland Medicaid program.  AERS provides comprehensive evaluations for aged and functionally disabled adults and children.  The purpose of an AERS evaluation is to identify the individual’s needs and to recommend services.  The services recommended by AERS can help an individual either remain in the community, or in the least restrictive environment where they are able to function at the highest level of safety and independence.

AERS can help:

  • Individuals seeking long term care information regarding community home-based services
  • Individuals at risk for admission to nursing home
  • Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) screening and evaluations for nursing home admissions or nursing home residents with mental illness, intellectual disabilities, or both
  • Individuals age 65 or older, admitted to a State of Maryland psychiatric facility.

AERS staff is comprised of nurses and social workers.

Anyone can make a referral to AERS – individuals, family members, doctors, nurses, social workers, or others.


AERS works in conjunction with:

Carroll County Maryland Access Point (MAP) 

Carroll County’s MAP program is located at Carroll County Bureau of Aging and Disabilities (BOAD), and can be reached at 410-386-3800.

Maryland Community First Choice Program, including Community Personal Assistance Services and Community Options Waiver




How to Obtain Services

Who can get services?

Carroll County residents 18 and over 


How do I get services?

Call 410-876-4949 to make a referral to AERS.



Monday−Friday 8:00 a.m. −5:00 p.m.