Supports Planning

The Affordable Care Act changed certain community-based services for individuals. Changes in Medicaid eligibility guidelines effective 01/01/14 have qualified more individuals for State Medicaid. The programs offer both self-direction and agency model services.

Supports planners engage participants in a person centered planning process to identify appropriate services to meet determined needs. Coordinate community services and supports. Assists the applicant in developing a comprehensive plan of service. Conduct quarterly face to face visits and monthly contact with each participant.

Medical Assistance Personal Care (MAPC): Participants eligibility requirements are that participants must need assistance with one (1) activity of daily living, no age limitations and meet Medicaid eligibility guidelines. The following services may be covered under the MAPC program:

  • Personal Assistance Services
  • Supports Planning
  • Nurse Monitoring

Community First Choice (CFC): Participants must meet an institutional level of care, no age limitations and meet Medicaid eligibility guidelines. The following services may be covered under the CFC program:

  • Personal Assistance Services
  • Supports Planning
  • Nurse Monitoring
  • Home-Delivered Meals
  • Assistive Technology
  • Environmental Assessments
  • Accessibility Adaptations
  • Consumer Training
  • Personal Emergency Response Systems
  • Transition Services

To apply for MAPC and CFC contact the MAP program at 301-783-1752.

The Waiver for Older Adults has been merged with the Living at Home Waiver and they are renamed the Home and Community Based Options Waiver (HCBOW): Participants must meet a nursing home level of care, aged 18 and over and meet waiver financial eligibility guidelines. The following services may be covered under the HCBOW program:

  • Personal Assistance Services
  • Supports Planning
  • Nurse Monitoring
  • Home-Delivered Meals
  • Assistive Technology
  • Environmental Assessments
  • Accessibility Adaptations
  • Consumer Training
  • Personal Emergency Response Systems
  • Transition Services
  • Medical Day Care
  • Nutritionist/Dietitian services
  • Family Training
  • Behavioral Consultation
  • Senior Center Plus
  • Assisted Living

Currently there is a waiting list for community applicants for HCBOW. However, interested community applicants can contact the MAP program at 301-783-1752. Nursing home applicants that have a current nursing home level of care and long term care Medicaid should contact the nursing home social services department to begin the process.

For more information on these services contact:
Allegany County Human Resources Development Commission, Inc.
Area Agency on Aging
125 Virginia Avenue
Cumberland, MD 21502
Fax: 301-783-1890

Supports Planning Manager
Michelle Brown
301-783-1703
mbrown@alleganyhrdc.org

Supports Planner
Candace Merrill
301-783-1706
cmerrill@alleganyhrdc.org

Supports Planner
Lee Anne Eversole
301-783-1755
leversole@alleganyhrdc.org

Supports Planner
Glynis Cosner
301-783-1747
gcosner@alleganyhrdc.org

Area Agency on Aging Director
Renee Kniseley
301-783-1709
rkniseley@alleganyhrdc.org