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Program Description

  Home Care Services

This program provides personal care assistance to seniors and eligible adults with disabilities who are unable to manage independently due to physical and/or mental impairments. Home Care Services prevent abuse, neglect, and exploitation of vulnerable adults, and enhance overall quality of life by providing personal care, chore assistance, therapeutic support, self-care education, and escorted transportation.

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
Home Care Services - Number of clients served annually 1350323339356374
Home Care Services - Percent of clients with no unmet personal care needs 270%61%70%75%80%
1  The decrease in the actual number of clients served from FY22 to FY23 was a result of staff shortages, attrition, and an increased number of clients who needed higher levels of care. Future projections are based on an annual increase of 5%.
2  192 surveys were distributed in April 2023 and the program received 69 responses (35.9% response rate.) Unmet needs that clients noted were around transportation, skilled medical care, housing, and financial assistance -- most of which cannot be directly addressed by the program itself.

Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved514845014.58
Enhance: Increase Home Care Services to Meet Demand and to Serve Clients Experiencing Homelessness1609571.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.2202540.42
FY25 Recommended552966116.00