Senior Citizens

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FOR NURSING HOME CARE

Prepared by: Long Term Care Assistance Project,
Maryland Legal Aid
Updated January 2011 

            Medical Assistance is a government-funded program that pays for long-term health care when personal funds have been exhausted.  This leaflet answers the following questions you may have about eligibility requirements and the application process: 

  • What is Medical Assistance?

Maryland Senior Legal Helpline

Call the Maryland Senior Legal Helpline at: (410) 951-7750 or 1-800-896-4213 ext.

Elder Law Maryland Legislative Summary 2010

Now that the Governor has completed his bill signings, I’ve updated my legislative summaries for both elder law and health care laws this session.  For ease in reviewing, I separated out the elder law legislation (including guardianship, power of attorneys, and Department of Aging issues) and health care legislation (including all Medicaid, DDA, home and community based services, etc) and shortened them by removing the sponsors and committees.  I added some laws that were not included in my previous summaries, including the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jur

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