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Program Description

  Area Agency on Aging

The Area Agency on Aging provides programs and services to help seniors remain independent in the community including: nutritious senior meals; assisted living subsidies; technical assistance to community "villages"; support to caregivers; legal representative payee and health promotion services; health insurance counseling; visits to isolated seniors; grocery shopping; transportation and mobility management; subsidized employment; and problem resolution for residents of nursing home and assisted living facilities.

Program Contacts

Contact Patrice McGhee, DPA of the HHS - Aging and Disability Services at 240.773.1089 or Grace Pedersen of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.773.1088 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY22Actual FY23Estimated FY24Target FY25Target FY26
Percent of Representative Payee clients who report that they are satisfied with volunteers' management of their money, enabling them to have adequate funds for shelter, food, medical care, and clothes 188%91%91%91%91%
Ombudsman Services - Percent of complaints resolved and partially resolved 289%84%85%87%90%
1  In FY23, 27 of the program's 56 clients responded to the survey. The increase in performance is likely driven by a higher proportion of clients responding that they have adequate funds for medical care and clothing.
2  Several internal and external factors affected the ability of the Ombudsman Program to resolve complaints in FY23: a decrease in Staff Ombudsmen; a decrease in Volunteer Ombudsmen; and the dissolution of the County's licensing and enforcement agency for nursing homes.

Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved929952323.50
Replace: Continue Senior Lunch at Silver Spring Recreation and Aquatic Center After One-Time Federal Funding Ends1478750.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.4896451.00
FY25 Recommended993704324.50