Sometimes, the best help is found close to home. That’s certainly the case when it comes to assisted living in Maryland.

Today, we’re proud to present 4 truly excellent Maryland state resources for elderly persons considering assisted living, alzheimer’s & dementia care, independent living, and respite stay. Over the years, our staff has helped families in Bel Air, Harford County, Greater Baltimore, and Maryland state navigate these public resources. Whether you’re an elderly person or a family member, these 4 Maryland state agencies will prove incredibly useful as you decide where to live the next phase of your life.


The 4 Maryland Resources For The Elderly

  1. Office of Health Care Quality at the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The Office of Health Care Quality regulates all health care facilities in Maryland, including assisted living facilities in Greater Baltimore. They not only license and certify every facility, they also determine which facilities are eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. Bel Air Assisted Living is proud to be in excellent compliance of the rules and regulations set forth by the Office of Health Care Quality. Before you move in to any assisted living facility in Maryland, you’re going to want to research their compliance history with state laws. The Office of Health Care Quality is a great place to start.
  2. Maryland Department of Aging. The Maryland Department of Aging is an advocacy-focused agency, principally charged with distributing taxpayer funds that benefit elderly citizens through community area agencies, and ensuring these funds benefit all citizens. If you are dissatisfied with any of the aging resources provided to you in Maryland, or if you feel your interests are not being represented, call the Maryland Department of Aging. The office of the Secretary may be reached at (800) 243-3425.
  3. Health Education and Advocacy Unit of the Office of the Maryland Attorney General. The Health Education and Advocacy Unit is a consumer-protection agency with the sole mission to aid consumers when their insurance company denies coverage. If you have received a bill for medical care that your insurance was supposed to pay for, or you were billed for malfunctioning medical equipment, give the Health Education and Advocacy Unit a call at (410) 528-1840. They have been of great help to assisted living, Alzheimer’s & dementia care, independent living, and respite stay residents at Bel Air Assisted Living, and we thank them for their service to the elderly citizens of Greater Baltimore and Maryland state.
  4. The People’s Law Library of Maryland. Unfortunately, many elderly citizens in Greater Baltimore and Maryland every year are victims of civil and criminal misdeeds. For these elderly citizens and the families, the People’s Law Library is a truly awesome resource. The People’s Law Library makes it possible to research and build a legal defense — without hiring an expensive attorney. In fact, the People’s Law Library offers free law librarians to help you research your legal rights in a civil or criminal case. The library is open to anyone living in Maryland, including Greater Baltimore, Harford County, Bel Air, Towson, Downtown, Pikesville, Roland Park, Charles Village, Owings Mills, and Hunt Valley. Check out their website at


We hope these top four resources help you and your loved one to arrange for Assisted Living Care in Harford County, Maryland. If you have additional Maryland state resources for the elderly and their families, please tell us about them by writing a comment below.