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Charles County Health Department

Charles County Department of Health

Adult Evaluation

Adult Evaluation & Review Services (AERS)

Charles County Department of  Health
PO Box 1050

4545 Crain Highway

White Plains, MD 20695

Ph: 301-609-6900
FAX: 301-934-7048
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

AERS is a comprehensive whole person, in-home evaluation and assessment program for aged and/or disabled adults.


AERS performs personalized evaluations for community Medicaid recipients who are seeking Home and Community-based Services (HCBS) and for those who are seeking in-home care but do not qualify for HCBS. All evaluations are completed in the home by a nurse or social worker. The results of the personalized evaluations help the AERS team to make specific and appropriate care plan recommendations to Maryland Department of Health, the Office on Aging, and Department of Social Services. The team also identifies and recommends resources for the individual and family that will help the individual who is at risk for nursing facility placement remain living in the community.

Pre-Admission and Resident Review ( PASRR)

AERS is responsible for performing the Federally mandated PASRR evaluations for clients who have an Intellectual Disability or Mental Illness and are in need of Long Term Facility Placement


To help aged or disabled individuals remain in the community in the least restrictive environment while functioning at the highest level of independence and personal well being.


Who can refer individuals to AERS?

  • Self-referrals
  • Concerned individuals
  • Family members
  • Physicians
  • Police
  • Department of Aging
  • General hospitals
  • Psychiatric hospitals
  • State agencies
  • Friends

Referrals should be made through the Maryland Access Point (MAP) or call 301-934-0103 or 1-855-843-9725.

For more information and descriptions of the programs that are offered under Maryland Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services please visit the Maryland Home and Community-Based Services website.